Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb. 8, 2010




WWJ's THAW radiothon helps raise $316,000

Listeners to WWJ's AM 950 seventh annual radiothon to benefit The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) pledged over $316,000 during the event on Friday and Saturday. Those donations will translate to more than $600,000 in emergency utility assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals and families in Michigan.

An online auction continues through Thursday at 6 p.m.; visit and bid by clicking here.



Jay Towers slides back behind the mic

Clear Channel puts Jay Towers back to work behind a microphone, hiring him to host from 9am - 4pm on My106.1 in Philadelphia. He'll still be working here in Detroit on weekends too as part of the Fox 2 News team.



Detroit News:

Get ready to feel a slap across the face, Detroit, when PBS airs "Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City ." The special, which airs at 10 tonight on WTVS-TV (Channel 56), opens with a light-rail director in Madrid talking about the importance of infrastructure before cutting to Detroit's infamous eyesore, Michigan Central Station. Producers also discuss how the Big Three hobbled public transportation in the area... PBS special rides Detroit's shortcomings (Mon, 2/8)



Detroit Free Press:

The Detroit Tigers announced their television schedule for this season: 156 games on Fox Sports Detroit, one on Fox Sports Plus and four on Fox. FSD also will air four spring-training games. The lone regular-season game without TV plans is April 7 at Kansas City, the second game of the year. The Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons all are scheduled to be in action at the same time, and the Wings are ticketed for FSD and the Pistons FS-Plus. The network is trying to determine whether it can also distribute the Tigers game... Tigers announce TV schedule, including four spring-training games (Mon, 2/8)







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