Opportunity Detroit: New Year, New Name

Opportunity Detroit: New Year, New Name - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

What does opportunity look like? It looks like Detroit.

In case you missed the big New Year’s Eve announcement, Destination 313 is now Opportunity Detroit! We’ve still got the same hosts – Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) – but this new name better conveys our mission for the city. Make sure to listen in tonight at 7 p.m. on WJR-AM 760 for yet another hour of Detroit inspiration as our hosts interview some of the best and brightest Detroiters around. Here’s a quick rundown of tonight’s show.

You’ll hear a little more about the show’s new name. Quicken Loans President and Chief Marketing Officer Jay Farner will fill you in about Quicken Loans’ continued partnership with the radio show and the new name. We’re really proud to be a part of all the exciting stuff happening in the city, so be sure to listen to hear what Jay has to say.

We’ll discuss why hockey is awesome. How many of you feel better knowing that the NHL will be hitting the ice again soon? Well tonight, you’ll meet some dudes who are busy bringing the love of the sport to kids in the D. Brian Smith and Tim Hooker of Pure As Pond Ice head up an organization that aims to increase youth hockey participation and make the game more easily accessible to kids in our city. Tune in to learn more about what they’re doing to get our kids involved in hockey.

You’ll get the lowdown on a hot new app. Calling all techies! Detroit Labs recently released the Landmarked App, an app for iPhone that gives you the inside scoop on all of Detroit’s landmarks. Whether you’re a history buff, a proud Detroiter or an out-of-towner, this app is an essential guide to the history of the Motor City. Will McDowell, a Detroit Labs Business Analyst, will come on the show to discuss the hot new app and what it’s doing for Detroit.

We’ll talk to Bishop Cheryl Myhand about an amazing martial arts program. For the past 35 years, Alkebu-Lan Village of Detroit has been introducing students to the martial arts. The program recognizes that martial arts can be an essential tool for youth development, teaching students to live in harmony with themselves and others through self-respect, self-discipline, self-control and self-defense. Alkebu-Lan Village currently provides numerous programs to over 1,000 Detroit youth and their families through on-site and outreach programs. You can learn more about Alkebu-Lan Village by tuning in tonight!

Don’t forget to tune in this Friday evening, January 11, at 7:00 p.m. ET for all that and more!

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