Newsmakers and links: April 27, 2012




5th Annual 96.3 WDVD Cares For Kids Radiothon underway

Cumulus Pop WDVD-FM 96.3 Detroit has partnered with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to help raise funds in support of children with special medical needs. All proceeds from the event go towards the purchase of life-saving equipment for children, as well as specialized pediatric programs and research at Beaumont Children's Hospital in Royal Oak.

96.3 WDVD's Blaine & Allison kicked off a live broadcast at 6 a.m. from Beaumont Royal Oak - the station will continue to broadcast live through 7 p.m.

Last year, 96.3 WDVD's "Cares for Kids" Radiothon helped raise over $100,000 for the cause and the station is inviting listeners to make a difference by spreading the word and helping raise money for children in need. 100% of the donations will stay in the community to help children in need.

To make a donation, call at (866) 963-GIVE (4483), stop by the radiothon to give in person, or visit the station's web site at



Detroit's WDIV-TV Ch. 4 to presents Michigan School Expo April 28 - 29

From pre-school to post-grad, local education providers will join together at the 2012 Michigan School Expo on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday April 29 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. throughout Oakland Mall in Troy. The event is presented by Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV-TV, Local 4.

The Michigan School Expo will include representatives from local, national and online universities, community colleges, technical/trade schools, and private and public pre-elementary and secondary schools. Last year, over 40 thousand people were in attendance at Oakland Mall during the first-ever Michigan School Expo.

Confirmed educational providers at the 2012 Michigan School Expo include Hazel Park Schools "Promise Zone" - offering college tuition to high school graduates, the Hinoki International School - a unique bi-lingual public charter school, the University of Toledo, Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Oakland Schools Technical Campuses and many more. Special exhibits include the AAA of Michigan Teen Driving Safety program featuring interactive driving simulators, "Financial Jeopardy" from the Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union where representatives from 3 local schools will vie for $500 in prize money for their institution, and an opportunity to show your forecasting skills at the WDIV Local4Casters Weather Wall.

The Michigan School Expo kicks off Saturday with a special performance by Oak Park High School Marching Band. Visit the Local 4 booth at the Michigan School Expo to meet several of WDIV news personalities including Rhonda Walker, Guy Gordon and Ashlee Baracy of Local 4 News Morning.

For more info on the Michigan School Expo, including a continually updated list of participating schools, visit

CUMULUS Talk WJIM-A/LANSING, MI and the MICHIGAN TALK NETWORK have settled on the official replacement for MICHAEL PATRICK SHIELS on the statewide-syndicated "MICHIGAN'S MORNING SHOW," with former NBC affiliate WILX-TV news anchor STEVE GRUBER and CBS affiliate WLNS-TV host JO ANNE PAUL as hosts, according to the LANSING STATE JOURNAL.

Full story: 'Michigan's Morning Show' Has New Hosts (Thu, 4/26)



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