Fox 2 Detroit gets back hour for local morning news
With the shutdown of FOX's 'Mike & Juliet' show, Fox 2 Detroit (WJBK) will add back the 9-10am hour to its morning news block starting September 14th. That hour had been cut off when FOX rolled out M&J in 2007. WJBK's morning newscast will now run 5 1/2 hours - from 4:30 - 10 am and will offer longer features like live music, interviews and cooking segments.
"The expansion of FOX 2 News Morning is a natural evolution for our station, as we continue to grow our already strong presence in the market," said Vice President/General Manager Jeff Murri. "In addition, it will allow us to provide viewers with enhanced coverage of news events and breaking stories throughout the morning."
One of the oldest churches in the city is faced with closing its doors if it doesn't raise $490,000 in nine days. The 92-year-old First Baptist Institutional Church was the victim of an investment scheme that snared some 300 other churches nationwide. The holder of the churches' mortgages was Indianapolis-based Alanar, whose executives have been sent to jail for defrauding the churches. First Baptist's original mortgage, issued in the mid-1990s, was for $3.3 million, but church officials became alarmed when Alanar sent a statement three years ago that said the balance was $7.5 million. To settle the debt, the federal government is asking the church to pay $490,000, approximately 70 percent of the church's appraised value, by Aug. 28. On Sunday, the church will hold a radiothon from 6-8 p.m. on WGPR-FM (107.5)... Radiothon will mean hope for Detroit church (Thu, 8/20)
WYCD To Host Free Beach Party Prior To Chesney Show: CBS RADIO Country WYCD/DETROIT will host a free BEACH BASH PARTY prior to BNA star KENNY CHESNEY's concert this SATURDAY (8/22). The festivities will kick off TOMORROW (8/21) with a live interview on the air with KENNY's tour mate, COLUMBIA artist MIRANDA LAMBERT, at 4:30p (ET). Fans can also hear it online at www.wycd.com. The BEACH BASH PARTY will take place SATURDAY (8/22) from 1-4p (ET) on Brush and Adams Streets in front of the FORD FIELD's GATE A entrance. KENNY's SUN CITY CARNIVAL show will begin at 4:30p (ET) inside FORD FIELD. The BEACH BASH features live entertainment from REPUBLIC NASHVILLE's FAST RYDE, BIG MACHINE duo KATE & KACEY and local DETROIT artist DAVID SHELBY. There will also be games, prize giveaways and the opportunity to win backstage passes to KENNY's concert. (Thu, 8/20)