Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Dec. 28, 2010




WDVD and WDRQ to present Rockin' the Eve

WDVDVariety hits WDRQ FM 93.1 (Doug-FM) and WDVD FM 96.3 are planning to present Rockin' the Eve on December 31, 2010 featuring a live concert in the streets of Downtown Royal Oak. The stage will be placed at 6th Street and Washington Avenue.

The evening will be hosted by 96.3 WDVD's morning show, Blaine and Allyson in the Morning and is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. with DJ Brian Gillepsie, as he mixes dance music. Local bands The Wall Clocks (Rockin' The Eve Battle of the Bands winner) and The BFE (fronted by 96.3 WDVD's Blaine Fowler) will open the show. 80's Pop rockers, The Romantics will hit the stage performing classic hits like; "What I Like About You" and "Talking In Your Sleep". As the night moves closer to the New Year, Gin Blossoms will perform their chart topping hits, "Hey Jealousy", "Found Out About You" and "Follow You Down".

WDRQIn the final count down to midnight, a 1000 pound ball with 288 flashing lights will be lowered to ring in the New Year. The ball was designed and built by local companies including; Treppen Fabricators, Dean Electric and P&M Lighting.

This event is free, family friendly and open to the public. The concert will conclude on or about 12:30 a.m.

Other activities will include a Kids Craft Corner hosted by Creative Art Studios, a photo tent hosted by Metro PCS and ice table hockey tables inside a tent hosted by event co-sponsor Saab.



Detroit Free Press:

Metro Detroiters tuned into WNIC-FM (100.3) will notice the station's adult contemporary format has been tweaked as of Monday. While traditional artists like Billy Joel and Elton John could still be played, newer acts like Kid Rock, Usher, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Train will be added more frequently to the rotation, said operations manager Todd Thomas said. Thomas said that there haven't been any changes to the on-air talent, which is led by Jay Towers' morning show. With the unveiling of its updated Web site and new "Fresh" branding Monday, Thomas said that WNIC's adult contemporary format hasn't been changed, but rather updated, to better represent its core 25- to 54-year-old target audience... WNIC-FM updates its format (Tue, 12/28)

Longtime WBBM (B96) and WCFS (FRESH 105.9)/CHICAGO vet ROXANNE STEELE has moved east to relocate in the MOTOR CITY. She's now doing part-time work at CITADEL Hot AC WDVD/DETROIT... Roxanne Steele Is On WDVD (Tue, 12/28)







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