Newsmakers and links: May 10, 2013




Detroit Free Press:

It was mostly funny business as usual today for Drew Lane and Mike Clark, who learned this week that their "Drew & Mike" morning show will end its 22-year run on WRIF-FM (101.1) on May 17. They joked about Maxim magazine's just-released list of the world's hottest women and did an abbreviated version of their popular Harris Poll feature, which typically finds the radio hosts dialing up people named Harris and asking them questions about current events.

Full story: Drew & Mike: Don't blame advertisers for end of show (Fri, 5/10)


A week from today, Michigan fans will enjoy one of the favorite days of the off-season. WTKA-AM (1050) in Ann Arbor will host its annual radioathon May 17, with a full day of guests. Michigan stars from the past and some current coaches will help raise money for U-M's Mott Children's Hospital.

Full story: Lineup for Michigan radiothon revealed (Fri, 5/10)



Detroit News:

Long time WDIV-TV (Channel 4) reporter Kevin Dietz has been in the Oakland County Jail since April 18 after being convicted of violating Michigan's tough "super drunk" driving law. According to the office of the Michigan Secretary of State, Dietz was arrested by Bloomfield Hills police on Feb. 2 for operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .17 or more.

Full story: WDIV reporter Dietz in jail for drunken driving (Fri, 5/10)

WCSX/DETROIT is hosting a one-day fundraising effort for the family of local firefighter BRIAN WOEHLKE, who was killed in the line of duty. BRIAN WOEHLKE was just 10 months into his dream job when he was killed after a roof collapsed on him during a strip mall fire ... On MONDAY, MAY 13th, CSX personalities JIM O'BRIEN, KEN CALVERT, UNCLE BUCK and JULINE JORDAN will be out collecting for the family at four different locations.

Full story: WCSX Raises Funds For Fallen Firefighter's Family (Fri, 5/10)







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