Northern Michigan / UP: August 2011 Archives

Smile FM, a network of 19 contemporary Christian non-commercial radio stations across Michigan, is partnering with seven different non-profit organizations throughout the state to offer them exposure, volunteers and fund raising support with the "Making a Difference Morning Espresso Tour" set to run on-air from August 8th to 14th.

The tour will feature Smile FM's Morning Espresso show broadcast on location each morning from 8 to 10 AM, a service project including Smile staff and volunteers and a benefit concert for the selected non-profit organization with Memphis based Christian Recording Artist Jeremy Horn.

The event schedule/locations and charities are:

Monday August 8th - YMCA Downriver
16777 Northline Road
Southgate, MI. 48195

Tuesday August 9th - Lapeer County Younglife
Eastern Michigan Fair Grounds
195 Midway St
Imlay City, MI 48444-1473

Wednesday August 10th - Royal Kids Camp - Bay City
Bay Valley Christian Church
2535 E. Wilder Rd.
Bay City, MI 48706

Thursday August 11th - CareNet of Cadillac
909 S. Carmel Street
Cadillac, MI. 49601

Friday August 12th - Christian Freedom International
215 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste Marie, MI. 49783

Saturday August 13th - Remembrance Ranch, Allendale
Millennium Park Triathlon
Millennium Park - Grand Rapids

Sunday August 14th - CHUM Therapeutic Riding Stables
(12noon - 2pm) Lansing Lugnuts Game
505 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48912

More information about the tour can be found at: makingadifferencetour.blogspot.com.

 


 

Detroit Free Press:

Get ready for a potentially wildly entertaining and informative ride: The colorful commentary of broadcasting icon Bill Bonds will be available weekdays on the metro Detroit AM radio dial this fall. Bonds, who spent nearly a quarter-century at WXYZ-TV (Channel 7), is set to team up with another well-seasoned TV anchorman, Rich Fisher, for WCAR-AM (1090)'s new "The Bonds and Fisher Show."

Full story: Bonds, Rich Fisher to team up for weekday AM radio show (Fri, 8/5)

 

Newsmakers and links: August 17, 2011

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WXYZ-TV Ch. 7 Detroit readies Dream Cruise broadcast

WXYZ-TV will broadcast exclusive television coverage of the 17th annual Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Chevrolet on Saturday, August 20th. Coverage of the world's largest one-day automotive celebration revs up with a 2-hour live special from 7-9 p.m. An encore presentation will air on Sunday, August 21, from 8-10 a.m.

Channel 7 will bring all the cruising classics to viewers from locations up and down historic Woodward Avenue. WXYZ Action News Anchors, Stephen Clark and Diana Lewis, will host the program from the WXYZ home base on Woodward Avenue near Duggan's Restaurant in Royal Oak. The show will also include reports from Carolyn Clifford, Mary Conway, and JoAnne Purtan. Dave Rexroth will be capturing all the action along Woodward Avenue in the Chevy Car Cam. Action News Morning Team members Vic Faust, Alicia Smith and Erin Nicole will be on the north end of the cruise route in Pontiac, with cruising classics and a special Dream Cruise surprise.

"At Channel 7, we recognize the unique passion we have for our cars in Metro Detroit," said WXYZ-TV Vice-President and General Manager Ed Fernandez. "We're proud to be the exclusive television partner of the Woodward Dream Cruise by Chevrolet. Channel 7 has been part of this amazing event since its earliest days and we're honored to join the communities along Woodward Avenue to once again help Metro Detroit celebrate its rich automotive heritage."

WXYZ-TV joins Berkley, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Pontiac, radio partner 104.3 WOMC, and presenting sponsor Chevrolet, to provide bumper-to-bumper coverage of the Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Chevrolet throughout the week leading up to the Saturday event. The Woodward Dream Cruise attracts over 1.5 million visitors and 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles.

 


 

Examiner.com

Listeners and fans from Los Angeles to New York jammed Radio One & 105.9 KISS FM phone lines for three hours Sunday morning when The Hardest Working Woman In Gospel - Vickie Winans - debuted her latest labor of love, the Sunday Morning Praise with Vickie Winans radio show, on 105.9 KISS FM in the Motor City.

Full story: Vickie Winans' debut Radio One Detroit Show was an overwhelming success (Tue, 8/16)

 


 

TimeOut Chicago:

Chicago's sweetheart is leaving us. Ginger Zee, who's been weekend meteorologist at WMAQ-Channel 5 since 2006, appears to be headed for ABC's Good Morning America in New York. It's not official yet, but insiders say she'll be filling the long-vacant weather slot on GMA Weekend after her contract expires here in October ... Frank Holland, a reporter and fill-in news anchor at WDIV-TV in Detroit, has been hired as early morning news anchor at Tribune Co.-owned WGN-Channel 9.

Full story: Sunny forecast: Ginger Zee zooming to 'GMA Weekend' (Wed, 8/17)

 


 

Grand Rapids Press:

FOX 17 news has hired a multi-media journalist to join its staff. Darren Cunningham begins work immediately at WXMI-TV (Channel 17), sales and events marketing manager Kerry Kelemen said today.

Full story: FOX 17 hires multi-media journalist from Lansing to join news staff (Wed, 8/17)

 

Newsmakers and links: August 23, 2011

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Cadillac's WMNN Ch. 26 adds Universal Sports

Cadillac digital low power TV station MI News 26 has added Universal Sports to the station's lineup on subchannel 26.3, replacing '26 Cinema'.

Universal Sports primarily features coverage of Olympic sports such as swimming, gymnastics, cycling, track and field, figure skating, skiing, bobsledding and triathlon.

 


 

WWTV/WWUP-TV Ch. 9 & 10 Traverse City-Cadillac:

After 17 years with the Doppler 9&10 Weather Team Meteorologist Jim Lehocky is saying goodbye to 9&10 News. Jim is moving to Sault Ste. Marie to join his family.

Full story: Jim Lehocky Departure (Mon, 8/22)

 


 

Detroit Free Press:

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is pleased with the five-year deal U-M recently completed with CBS Radio. The school's football and men's basketball games will air on WWJ-AM (950) in the Detroit area. Though it's not ideal, especially the station's signal strength after dark, Brandon said it was the best deal available.

Full story: Dave Brandon: Michigan's new radio deal was best available option (Tue, 8/23)

 

Newsmakers and links: August 25, 2011

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WXYZ-TV Channel 7 to provide free back-to-school immunizations with "Healthy Living for Kids"

WXYZ-TV and the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, along with DTE Energy & The Word Network, will give thousands of Detroit area children a "boost" at the 34th annual "Healthy Living for Kids" Immunization Fair. The program will be held Sunday, August 28th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

The vaccinations are especially important this year because of new school requirements for students. According to Rebecca Thomas, Program Administrative Assistant for Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, students must have a completed series of vaccinations or they will not be allowed to attend school. "This event is an opportunity to get your children's immunizations without a wait or appointment before they go back to school," said Thomas.

Eligible children 3 months and older will be given free immunizations against polio, rubella, measles, mumps, tetanus, varicella (chicken pox), diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B and HIB (Haemophilus influenza type B), MCV4 Meningitis, Hep A, PCV 13 (Pneumonia), and HPV (Gardasil). Registered nurses from the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion will administer the shots with the assistance of over 150 volunteers from the Health Department and WXYZ-TV Channel 7.

Additional services provided include free lead poisoning testing, sign-ups for WIC (Woman, Infant, and Children's) feeding program, enrollment for insurance and a wide variety of youth mentoring programs. This year, the popular "Children's Village," will feature a variety of health services, community outreach programs and entertainment. AAA, the Detroit Public Library Bookmobile, Detroit Public Schools, The Detroit Science Center, Smile Programs...the mobile dentists, are some of the organizations that will be on hand.

WXYZ Action News on-air personalities will sign autographs and greet children and their families. There will be giveaways plus backpacks provided courtesy of WXYZ and DTE Energy. School supplies courtesy of DTE Energy will be handed out while supplies last.

Detroit Lions mascot "Roary" and Detroit Tigers mascot "Paws" will stop by and greet guests. Complimentary pizza will be served along with bottled water courtesy of Absopure and Costco, chips courtesy of Uncle Rays, and ice cream courtesy of Par's.

 


 

WMUBroncos.com:

The Western Michigan University Athletic Department announced today a new agreement with Martz Communications Group's Detroit radio station 94.3 FM "The Bone," which becomes the latest affiliate station of the Bronco Radio Network for football. From their studios in Southfield, 94.3 "The Bone" will air all regular season and postseason football games for Bronco Fans and Alumni in the Detroit Metropolitan area.

Full story: Bronco Radio Network Adds Detroit Station 94.3 FM (Tue, 8/23)

 


 

Grand Rapids Press:

Ferris State University has reached a multi-year broadcast agreement with WDEE-FM (97.3) that makes it the flagship radio station of the Bulldog Sports Network and provides for live coverage of all football, hockey and men's basketball games, the school announced this week. The agreement also calls for live streaming Internet audio and video for all home contests in the three sports, plus live audio for all road games.

Full story: Ferris State, WDEE-FM reach agreement for football, hockey and men's basketball games (Thu, 8/25)

 

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