Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb. 1, 2011




AM 580 to remember "The Day the Music Died"

CKWWOn February 3rd, 1959 the music world lost three of its pioneering rock & roll performers when Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens died in a plane crash.

CKWW AM 580 is planning to salute their legacy with special programming on Thursday. Throughout the day, the music from Buddy Holly as well as the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens will be spotlighted. Included also will be tribute songs like Don McLean's "American Pie" and others.

At 7 p.m. AM 580 will air "The Buddy Holly Radio Special". This exclusive one hour special features archival interviews and music from the trio. The show is hosted by Gord James and written and produced by Doug Thompson and Jeff Kirkwood.



88.1FM Record Show free for PCEP students

WSDPStudents at Plymouth, Canton and Salem High Schools can attend the 88.1FM Record Show for free on Saturday Feb. 26, from 10am to 4pm at the Salem High School Cafeteria.

Collectors will find thousands of vinyl records, CD's, import only releases, 45's and 78's, t-shirts, posters, and other collectibles. The music will span many genres including rock, jazz, pop, country, R&B and folk. The show will also feature special giveaways and door prizes.

"We're excited to offer Plymouth-Canton students the chance to attend the show for free," said Bill Keith, WSDP Station Manager, "It is always exciting to see young people drawn to the hobby. Hopefully the free admission will get students to check it out."

Tickets for non-students are $3, $5 for early admission between 9 and 10am. Ticket proceeds will benefit WSDP, and will help the station to continue serving the community with unique programming and broadcast training for students.

Dealer tables are also still available for $30 for an eight foot table. Interested dealers can contact the station at (734) 416-7732 or by email at

Salem High School is located at 46181 Joy Rd., at the corner of Joy and Canton Center in Canton, Michigan.

WSDP is staffed by students at Canton, Plymouth and Salem High Schools. The station has been serving the community since February 14, 1972. You can find out more about the station at



Detroit News:

People keep asking Suzanne Sena if this new job will disqualify her from anchoring the news again. She can only hope.

"I left the news," she says, "because it's too depressing," and furthermore too restrictive. Beyond that, her last newscasting job left her not only living like a vampire, but a vampire with no friends. Pretending to be a news anchor is much, much better. Sena, an alumna of Michigan State and Dearborn Edsel Ford High, returned to television this month as Brooke Alvarez, the supremely confident anchor of the world's highest-rated prime-time cable news show.

"FactZone with Brooke Alvarez" claims to be the winner of three "Swoosh Awards for most awesome news graphics." Its regular segments include the First Responders, a panel of experts on any subject offering "the fastest and loudest analysis in TV news," and Beyond the Facts, in which a reporter "goes in-depth, nodding thoughtfully at the real story behind the headline."

It's all part of the "Onion News Network," an off-kilter and absurdly funny send-up of cable news airing at 10 p.m. Fridays on IFC... MSU alumna goes off-kilter with 'Onion News Network' (Tue, 2/1)







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