WJBK Fox 2 News viewers will have to steady themselves for a blow this week. Veteran reporter Al Allen will bid farewell to viewers Friday after nearly 30 years on the job. That his last day falls on the remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor is not lost on some colleagues.
Full story: Newsman Al Allen signs off Fox 2 after nearly five decades in the business (Wed, 12/5)
Grand Rapids Press:
Robert Howard Blodgett, a former Wyoming resident and homebuilder who once hosted a popular radio call-in show, died last week while serving his 2011 prison sentence for extortion.
Full story: Former host of WOOD radio call-in show dies while serving prison sentence (Wed, 12/5)
- Cumulus/Ann Arbor Adult Alternative WQKL-FM 107.1 kicked off their annual "Rockin' For the Hungry" food drive to benefit Food Gatherers this morning at the Westgate Kroger store on S. Maple near Jackson. Personalities including Martin Bandyke, John Bommarito, and Kelly Brown will be broadcasting live through Sunday hoping to get donations of 200 tons of nutritious food.
Every day, thousands of people in Washtenaw County rely on Food Gatherers, the area's largest food rescue and collection organization, distributing more than 4.6 million pounds of food to over 150 local non-profit organizations that see to it our neighbors in need, mostly families and children, won't go hungry.
Gifts of non-perishable food can be taken to any Washtenaw County Kroger location. More info at www.annarbors107one.com.