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WWJ Newsradio 950 to put Archer Award on the airwaves

WWJ-AM’s Platinum sponsorship a big boost for annual DMBA Foundation event

On Aug. 22, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation and WWJ Newsradio 950 announced that WWJ-AM will be joining the Foundation’s annual Archer Award event as a Platinum sponsor.

WWJ-AM’s major sponsorship will take the form of multiple public service announcements and online promotional support starting in September. In addition, WWJ-AM’s reporter and anchor Stephanie Davis has agreed to act as emcee for the Archer Award event.

The 12th annual Archer Award event is scheduled for Nov. 16, with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy as the honoree. The gala will be held at a landmark Detroit location to be announced.

According to DMBA Foundation leadership, WWJ-AM’s support will provide a huge boost both to the Archer Award and to the event’s other sponsors.

“Thanks to WWJ-AM, news about this year’s Archer Award is going to be spread far beyond metro Detroit’s legal community – not only that, but area lawyers, including our members, are going to be hearing about Archer on the radio as well as reading about it in the legal and business press,” said 2016 Archer Award Co-Chair Leo Nouhan.

“Thanks to WWJ-AM’s support this event, our honoree, and our sponsors will all receive more public recognition than ever before.”

Proceeds from the annual Archer Award fund DMBA Foundation charitable efforts including free monthly legal clinics and the organization’s work with foster children.

In addition to the Platinum sponsorship from WWJ Newsradio 950, the DMBA Foundation has secured Gold sponsorships from Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly, the Detroit Legal News, and Hour Media’s dbusiness. Other early major sponsors include Dickinson Wright, Miller Canfield, and Conway MacKenzie.

A complete list of sponsors to date can be found online at:

Event details: the 12th annual Dennis W. Archer Public Service Award

The DMBA Foundation created the Dennis W. Archer Public Service Award to honor legal professionals whose careers demonstrate an outstanding commitment to public service. The 2015 Archer Award was presented to U.S. District Court Chief Judge Gerald Rosen and retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes. In addition to former mayor Dennis Archer, past recipients include former Congressman John Dingell, former Governor Jennifer Granholm, and Judge Victoria Roberts.

The 2016 Archer Award event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 6-9 pm at a landmark Detroit location to be announced. Event reservations are $150 per person and are available online at:

Law firms and other areas businesses are invited to become sponsors, thereby supporting the DMBA Foundation’s charitable work. For information about the benefits of becoming a sponsor contact Dawn Wolfe at:

About the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation

The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation supports a diverse mix of programming and advocacy including Detroit Legal Services clinics, other Access to Justice initiatives, and For The Seventh Generation (, which matches donations of services and goods to over 1,000 metro Detroit-area foster children and families in need every year.