Lisa Lisa gets the Beat; Radio pitches in to help charities

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Lisa Orlando (Lisa Lisa) returns to the airwaves on 106.7 Feb. 8

WDTW-FMGood news for fans of party radio queen Lisa Lisa as she's returning full time to the airwaves of Detroit starting on Monday. She'll be heard from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on adult rhythmic WDTW-FM 106.7, The Beat.

Good news too for fans of The Beat as the station expands their efforts by adding a second hosted daypart - the Joe Show (Joe Rosati) currently holds down afternoon drive (3 - 7 p.m.). The station launched its latest format this past September.

As for Lisa Lisa, she's obviously happy to be back playing the music that keeps her many fans moving telling, "I am sooo very excited to be joining the wonderful group of talent being assembled at The Beat! Our metro Detroit community has been so beat-down as of late and I look forward to bring some "feel good music" back!! As Fergie says, 'I'll be rockin' them beats'!!!"



WMUZ and WJR help raise funds for charity

WMUZ-FM 103.5 listeners working with Compassion International pledged over $85,000 on Monday for earthquake relief in Haiti. Compassion will use the funds raised to re-equip Compassions' local support infrastructure and provide food, water, shelter, medical and counseling services to victims. Up to 25% of the funds raised will be donated to partner with other ministries to meet needs that are beyond the scope of their program.

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Detroiters once again proved that they are super supporters of the local community by raising over $22,000 last night at an event held at Art Van Furniture to benefit S.A.Y. Detroit ("Super All Year") Charity. Five hundred people came to hear Mitch Albom - best-selling author and popular radio and television broadcaster- speak about his best selling book Have a Little Faith and why he formed S.A.Y. Detroit Charity in 2006 during the Super Bowl to help the homeless in Detroit.

"With the power of the pen and microphone, Mr. Albom has brought voice to the voiceless," stated Gary Van Elslander, President of Art Van Furniture. "He has focused attention on the many Detroiters who are struggling everyday to meet the basic needs of shelter, food and medicine."

The evening began with Albom's live broadcast on WJR Newstalk 760 from the Art Van store in Warren where Mr. Van Elslander announced that they will match donations up to $10,000. Later Albom talked about the story behind his new nationally acclaimed book, and the progress of his important charity.

Pastor Henry Covington, the lead minister of I Am My Brother's Keeper church in Detroit, joined Albom to wrap up the event for open questioning. The church and minister served as an inspiration for Albom's new book.

Donations will continue to be accepted throughout the week. This marks one of the many charity events Art Van Furniture hosts throughout the year to benefit charities throughout Michigan during these tough times.

To learn more about Art Van Furniture's charitable efforts or to donate to S.A.Y. Detroit go to



WDIV's Dr. Frank McGeorge gets national ink for Haiti work

Yesterday's edition of USA Today featured Local 4 News Good Health reporter Dr. Frank McGeorge and recent trip to Haiti offer emergency medical assistance and report for Local 4:

Detroit emergency physician Frank McGeorge says nothing could have prepared him for what he saw in Haiti. Television doesn't do it any justice, says McGeorge, who flew there to help just days after the quake hit Jan. 12. "Unless you're there, you can't really see it, hear it or smell it. The experience is so immersive and painful," he says. Though it was his first time treating victims of a major catastrophe, even doctors seasoned in treating disaster victims say Haiti was unlike anything they've experienced before... U.S. doctors say Haiti stands out from other disasters (Tue, 2/2)



i was shocked when i found this station, playing a tune i cant remember at this time, because when i heard the dj come i almost went off the road. Lisa Lisa? Was that what i heard? I have been telling everyone
that i Heard Lisa Is Back!!!! (I also told them i almost went off the road etc)...Not Only is this amazing that Lisa is back, but.... The music is almost is almost more surprising taking over the spotlight....Just yesterday, I heard Papa Dont Preach By Madonna, It was a good thing i was parkinig at the time. I sat till finished and thought, what other radio station would play this?....None....And too have Lisa Lisa too?... Your My New #1 Radio Tune Now....Keep It






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