Metro Detroit: Newsmakers July 31, 2009




The Jonas Brothers give to 96.3 WDVD's Operation Backpack

On Sunday, July 26, 2009, 96.3 WDVD jock Jesse Addy met the Jonas Brothers backstage at their concert in Auburn Hills. Jesse had the opportunity to talk to them about their new album and tour. During their interview, Jesse informed them of the station's school supply drive, Operation Backpack. After the interview, the Jonas Brothers bought five boxes of school supplies and donated them to the 96.3 WDVD Operation Backpack Drive.

96.3 WDVD & Fox 2 Detroit have joined forces to stuff two school buses full of school supplies. For most children, going back to school means new pencils, notebooks and backpacks - everything they need to start the school year off right. But back-to-school shopping is not a given for kids who come from low income families.

More than 900,000 kids in Michigan come from low-income families. That means many local children will head back to school without basic supplies. Studies suggest that students who lack basic school supplies experience lower test scores and attendance issues. Being prepared for school boosts a child's self esteem and helps his/her performance!

That's why WKQI and WJBK have teamed up for Operation Backpack - hoping to collect 1300 backpacks to local children in need.

Operation Backpack will be taking place tomorrow, Saturday August 1st and Sunday August 2nd at The Roeper School on Woodward in West Bloomfield. Collections times are from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

More information on the program is available at

WCSX's Nicole Salem Raises Funds For Rescued Chihuahuas: GREATER MEDIA Classic Rock WCSX/DETROIT morning "DEMINSKI AND DOYLE" traffic reporter NICOLE SALEM is coming to the support of an animal shelter that has taken in over 100 chihuahuas rescued from a DEARBORN man's house over the last week, offering "NICOLE SALEM'S CHIHUAHUA CHALLENGE" to raise donations for the FRIENDS FOR THE DEARBORN ANIMAL SHELTER. DEARBORN police last FRIDAY discovered over 100 live dogs in the house, with 151 dead dogs found inside several freezers. SALEM, a chihuahua owner herself, is calling for donations of cash and several needed items on a "wish list" for the shelter, which has taken the dogs in and which SALEM notes is facing an enormous financial and logistical challenge in caring for the chihuahuas. Find out more about SALEM's challenge, including video and photos of her trip to the shelter, by clicking here. (Fri, 7/31)



Detroit Free Press:

Did the "Morning X" talk jocks on CIMX-FM (88.7, 89X) take a joke so far that their show was pulled from the air Thursday? Perhaps for good? For the last few days, hosts Dave Hunter, Chuck the Freak and Lisa Way have been involved in something called "Operation Dark Stall," a microphone-driven "investigation" that began Monday after Chuck said he found an unidentified station employee lurking in an employee restroom -- where it was completely dark... 'Morning X' bathroom banter spurs controversy (Fri, 7/31)







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