Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Jan. 8, 2010




CBS RADIO Top 40/Mainstream WVMV (98.7 AMP)/DETROIT has named BUCK HEAD as its new afternoon-drive host. He starts on MONDAY, JANUARY 11th. BUCK HEAD's first on-air gig was 12 years ago at WFLZ/TAMPA. After stints in LAS VEGAS and KYSR/LOS ANGELES, where he did nights, BUCK HEAD came to DETROIT to host evenings for the launch of WKQI (CHANNEL 955). He next did mornings at KKRZ (Z100)/PORTLAND and WBZQ (B94)/PITTSBURGH. "BUCK is simply one of the best in the business," VP/Top 40 Programming and 98.7 AMP PD DOM THEODORE said. "There are very few Top 40 personalities in his league. His outrageous and unpredictable style, combined with his online expertise, and previous track record of ratings success in Detroit made him the obvious choice for PM Drive, and I'm thrilled to team back up with him at 98.7 AMP"... Buck Head Amps It Up In Detroit (Fri, 1/8)



WDIV gearing up for 2010 North American International Auto Show coverage

WDIV TV Detroit, Local 4, is again the official home of the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The most complete NAIAS coverage anywhere includes Auto Show Sneak Peek, a Local 4 primetime preview special, live Local 4 News broadcasts from the exhibit floor, live webcasts of the exciting new car reveals, daily newscast features throughout the media preview week and the public show, and 4 From The Floor: The 2010 NAIAS Charity Preview, a 2-hour live Local 4 primetime special from the Charity Preview event.

Starting with the hour-long primetime preview special on Friday, January 8 at 10 p.m., Auto Show Sneak Peek takes viewers behind the scenes at Cobo Center for an inside look at the hottest new cars you'll be driving now and in the future and the latest technology and gadgets to improve your ride. Hosted by Carmen Harlan, Devin Scillian and Guy Gordon and with special reports from Rhonda Walker and Rod Meloni, Auto Show Sneak Peek introduces you to top auto executives, including Susan Docherty, General Motors Western Region Manager, who has been regarded as the most powerful woman in the industry. Viewers will also have the chance to challenge their knowledge of car trivia when they play along with "Auto Jeopardy!" hosted by Alex Trebek.

On Monday, January 11 starting at 5 a.m., Local 4's "Car Guy", Guy Gordon, will have live reports from Cobo Center on Local 4 News Morning. Throughout the day as the "Car and Truck of the Year" winners are announced and exciting vehicle unveilings begin, Local 4 will bring viewers compelling live streaming video coverage on Also Monday, Local 4 News at 5pm and Local 4 News at 6pm will broadcast live from the exhibit floor, anchored on-site by Carmen Harlan, Devin Scillian, Chuck Gaidica and Bernie Smilovitz, highlighting the most talked about new vehicles and award winners with special reports from our automotive specialists Guy Gordon and Rod Meloni.

During the NAIAS media preview days (January 11-12), Local 4 will feature special segments each day on Local 4 News Morning, Local 4: First At 4pm, Local 4 News at 5pm, 6pm and the #1 late news in southeast Michigan, Local 4 News at 11pm. In addition, Monday through Friday January 11-15 Local 4 will broadcast a half-hour live webcast from the Auto Show daily at 12:30 p.m. only on

Then, it's one of Metro-Detroit's most anticipated nights, and the biggest black tie extravaganza in town. Friday, January 15 starting at 7 p.m., only Local 4 will take viewers inside the 2010 NAIAS Charity Preview party with a live 2-hour primetime special on a night when a backdrop of beautiful cars sets the scene to raise significant donations for local children's charities. 4 From The Floor: The 2010 NAIAS Charity Preview is hosted by Local 4's Carmen Harlan, Devin Scillian, Guy Gordon, Rhonda Walker, Chuck Gaidica, Rod Meloni and Heather Zara and will feature special appearances by stars of NBC's popular daytime drama Days Of Our Lives, Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe) and Shawn Christian (Daniel), as well as Ross Matthews of The Jay Leno Show.

4 From The Floor: The 2010 NAIAS Charity Preview also includes interviews with top auto industry executives, a look at some of this year's most impressive vehicles, and the ultimate buyer's guide to purchasing a new car in these tough economic times with a review of models and features to suit a wide range of driving needs.

In addition to NAIAS coverage on Local 4, the latest daily updates and exclusive stories from the show can be found in a special section on the station's website, The ClickOnDetroit Official Auto Show Guide will be filled with hundreds of photos of impressive vehicles on display, video highlights of the amazing reveals and important information for attending the show with maps of the exhibit floor, parking guides and live weather and traffic to plan your trip downtown.







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