Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Dec. 11, 2009




WJR's annual Christmas Sing set for Sat. Dec. 12 at Somerset Collection in Troy

The 44th Annual WJR Christmas Sing, hosted by morning host Paul W. Smith, Santa, and the WJR family is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday December 12th, from 10 - 11 a.m. in the North Grand Court at the Somerset Collection in Troy.

This a is a great holiday tradition - families are invited for a morning of Christmas caroling and fun at Somerset Collection. Goodwill Industries will be collecting new and gently used coats at the entrance to Somerset Collection North on Big Beaver between the hours of 9am-Noon. Cash donations will be accepted as well. All donations will benefit Goodwill Industries Employment & Training Division.



Detroit Free Press:

Mike Stone, a.k.a. Stoney, is returning to the Detroit airwaves on WXYT-FM (97.1). He will be a regular contributor to the station's lineup, starting with a co-hosting gig from 10 a.m.-noon on Sunday's Lions pregame show. "I am thankful for the opportunity to join the 97.1 The Ticket team," Stone said in a released statement. "It will be great to work with some old colleagues and new ones. I am looking forward to many great years at CBS and am anxious to reconnect with the best sports fans in the country here in southeastern Michigan"... Mike Stone hired by 97.1 The Ticket (Fri, 12/11)



104.3 WOMC's 'Christmas is for Kids' campaign to benefit Children's Hospital of Michigan

Set for December 20th at 5 p.m., this all ages show features a line-up of seven great comedians sure to bring you holiday cheer this season. It'll take place at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak; tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling (800) 514-3848 or by clicking here.

Scheduled to appear are: Gary George, Tim Rowlands, Ben Konstantin, Dwayne Gill, Kevin McPeek, Crystal P, and Mike Green.

102.9 W4 Country (WWWW-FM) is collecting Toys for Tots during its annual Holiday Crusade for Kids at the Kroger grocery store at 400 S. Maple Road in Ann Arbor. The toy drive began on Wednesday, Dec. 9 and ends on Monday, Dec. 14. The radio station has set a goal of more than 16,000 toys and $16,000 in cash donations. The entire W4 air staff will broadcast live all week from inside the grocery store. The only difference from last year is that the economy is in much worse shape. "We're accepting the new and unwrapped toys from all over the place," said Adam Rey, afternoon disc jockey at W4 Country. "We're at one of the only places where you can bring a cash donation too. A lot of people find it easy to bring the young, little kid toy. People forget that the teenagers that are at home watching these kids, they need toys too or they need something. A lot of the time I like to push gift certificates and things for the older kids." W4 Country is on location at the Kroger store asking for your toys and monetary donations during the week from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday... 102.9 W4 Country raises Toys for Tots at Kroger on Maple Rd. in Ann Arbor (Thu, 12/10)



WQKL's Rockin' for the Hungry event nets record-breaking 258 tons of food

Despite a challenging economy, the community helped Ann Arbor's 107one and Food Gatherers raise a record amount of food for their largest annual outdoor food drive, Rockin' for the Hungry. The five day event (12/2-6) raised 258 Tons of food to help our neighbors in need in Washtenaw County.

Volunteers and radio personalities braved long hours on their feet, and at times, frigid weather to collect food and financial contributions for Food Gatherers' food rescue and food bank program. Through their efforts and generous contributions from sponsors Frito Lay, General Mills, Golden Limousine, Inc., IBEW Local 252, Keebler, Miller Poultry, Prairie Farms, SESI Motors, Spartan, United Bank and Trust, and Wells Fargo Advisors, this event exceeded the 2009 Rockin' goal of 200 Tons and raised the most food in Rockin' history.

This generous support allows Food Gatherers to meet the urgent and pressing demand for food in our own community. "On behalf of all the people seeking food assistance this year, we are so grateful to ann arbor's 107one, Busch's and the citizens of Washtenaw County for making a real difference in our community," said Eileen Spring, President and CEO of Food Gatherers. "When we needed you most, you rose to the challenge."

For individuals who did not make it to Rockin', Busch's Fresh Food Market will continue to accept financial contributions at the register or food donations at any of Busch's 15 locations through Dec. 13.







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