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News/Talk 760 WJR Named “Commercial Radio Station of the Year”

News/Talk 760 WJR Named “Commercial Radio Station of the Year”

DETROIT, March 26, 2021 ~ The Michigan Association of Broadcasters has named News/Talk 760 WJR “Commercial Radio Station of the Year” for the 17th time since 2000. Additionally, 760 WJR received 17 other awards, including eight “Merit Awards,” as well as nine “Best Awards.”  Received awards and the associated shows / features are as follows:…

Dan Gilbert to Invest $500 Million into Detroit Neighborhoods

Dan Gilbert to Invest $500 Million into Detroit Neighborhoods

Photo: Paul Warner / Getty DETROIT, March 25, 2021 ~ Billionaire Dan Gilbert talked on CBS Thursday about his plan to invest $500 million into Detroit over the next decade. This was his first in-depth TV interview since he suffered a stroke in 2019.  The stroke occurred in the right side of his brain, causing…

President Biden Urges Congress to Introduce Stricter Gun Control Laws

President Biden Urges Congress to Introduce Stricter Gun Control Laws

Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty WASHINGTON DC, March 24, 2021 ~ President Biden encouraged the Senate to create stricter gun control laws following a shooting in Boulder, Colorado that left 10 dead, including a police officer. “I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone another hour, to take common sense steps that…

Detroit’s Fisher Theatre to be Purchased by London-Based ATG

Detroit’s Fisher Theatre to be Purchased by London-Based ATG

DETROIT, March 23, 2021 ~ Detroit’s Fisher Theatre has been acquired by London-based International Entertainment Holdings Limited, the parent company of the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG).  The group will be taking over programming operation for the Detroit Opera House and Music Hall as well. The Fisher Theatre has been overseen by the Nederlander Organization since…

President Biden Will Visit the US/Mexico Border “At Some Point”

President Biden Will Visit the US/Mexico Border “At Some Point”

Photo: Stringer / picture alliance via Getty WASHINGTON DC, March 22, 2021 ~ President Joe Biden made a statement Sunday saying he would visit the US/Mexico Border “at some point.” The Biden Administration still is not calling the influx of migrants a crisis, despite reports saying more than 100,000 individuals were apprehended by border agents…

Biden Administration Under Fire During Border Crisis

Biden Administration Under Fire During Border Crisis

Photo: John Moore / Getty WASHINGTON DC, March 18, 2021 ~ The surge of unaccompanied minors at the U.S. / Mexico border is becoming problematic for the Biden Administration.  While Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insists that migrant treatment is “fair and humane,” the White House press corps wants to know why reporters have not been…

Detroit Robocop Statue Denied by Michigan Science Center, Needs New Location

Detroit Robocop Statue Denied by Michigan Science Center, Needs New Location

DETROIT, March 16, 2021 ~ Robocop is homeless. The Michigan Science Center made an announcement stating that the 11-foot-tall bronze statue of Robocop will not be coming to the museum for lack of time and space. “Given the pandemic’s unprecedented pressures,” the center said in a prepared statement, “MiSci’s resources must now be entirely focused…

TCF Center Employee Arrested for Stealing COVID-19 Vaccines

TCF Center Employee Arrested for Stealing COVID-19 Vaccines

DETROIT, March 17, 2021 ~ An employee, believed to be a nurse, working at TCF Center in Detroit was arrested Monday for stealing two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Chief Operating Officer Hakim Berry said the woman was caught by another employee pocketing the two syringes. The vaccines were confiscated by law enforcement when the…

Appointment Scheduling Begins for New Ford Field Vaccination Site

Appointment Scheduling Begins for New Ford Field Vaccination Site

LANSING, MI, March 15, 2021 ~ Beginning March 15, residents can schedule appointments for the new vaccination site opening at Ford Field on March 24.  The clinic, announced by the State of Michigan and White House, will provide 6,000 COVID-19 vaccinations per day. Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist said these are additional doses intended for Ford…

Governor Whitmer Announces Vaccine Eligibility Expands April 5 to Ages 16 and Above

Governor Whitmer Announces Vaccine Eligibility Expands April 5 to Ages 16 and Above

LANSING, MI, March 12, 2021 ~ Friday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that all Michigan residents age 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination as of April 5, almost a month ahead of the May 1 date promised President Biden Thursday evening. In the same announcement, Governor Whitmer stated that an eight-week vaccination site…

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