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November 10, 1989 - Image 61

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-11-10

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ENTERTAINMENT

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(GOING PLACES

WEEK OF
NOV.1 0-NOV.1 6

SPECIAL EVENTS

PALACE

Auburn Hills, Moscow
Circus, through Sunday,
admission, 377-0100

GREENFIELD
VILLAGE
Dearborn, "Invitation to a
Murder," through Nov.
18; "Power in Motion,"
through January.,"Fifty
Years of TV," through
Jan. 2,
admission, 271-1620.

THEATER

POWER CENTER

Ann Arbor, La Boheme,
Thursday through Nov.
19, admission, 764-0450.

SOMERSET

2801 W. Big Beaver, Troy,
Somerset Dinner Theater
at Sebastians, Fridays
and Saturdays, through
Dec. 31, admission,
643-6360.

a

Rick Bloom advises Detroit-area investors.

Rappin' Rick

t's a brisk Sunday in
autumn. Inside the
Southfield studio of
radio station WXYT,
spotlights shine down on
a microphone and a headset
on an L-shaped table. On the
wall, a round, white clock
with bold, black digits counts
down the minutes and
seconds.
It's almost 2 p.m. . . . time
for "Money Talk!'
Wearing a Michigan State
sweatshirt and running
pants, Rick Bloom, the host of
"Money Talk," dons his
headset and moves in toward
the mike. At six-foot three,
Bloom sits tall in his swivel
chair.
Through a large window to
an adjacent booth, Bloom
watches his engineer,
Wendell Burke, turning dials.
Burke gives Bloom the latest
update on the afternoon's

1 1

WXYT has on its hands a

radio personality who can
make 'Money Talk.'

WENDY ROLLIN

Special to The Jewish News

football scores. Then the
sports banter fades out.
"Have a capital gains day!"
Burke calls out. He raises his
hand, points his finger .. .
and Rick Bloom is on the air.
When Bloom talks, Detroit
area investors listen. Carry-
ing the credentials of both
practicing attorney and CPA,
Bloom furnishes financial ad-
vice on every facet of the
monetary marketplace.
The computer screen lights
up with callers on all four
lines.
On line 1, Erwin from

Livonia wants to discuss CDs
versus mutual funds; line 2,
Jim from Ferndale wants to
talk money market mechan-
ics; line 3, Ruth from Ply-
mouth is considering in-
vesting in annuities; and line
4, Max from Troy wants
Bloom's opinion of the Merrill
Lynch mutual fund.
No theme songs. No con-
tests. No goofy gimmicks. On
"Money Talk," informed
financial advice is the bottom
line.
"I believe education can be
entertaining," Bloom says.

"People want to earn more
money and learn new things.
What makes it entertaining
is that I open their eyes to
things they never thought of."
Bloom cites the example of
a caller who had a 16 percent
mortgage on his house. When
Bloom told him he could
refinance at 9 percent, save
$150 a month on his house
payment and maybe use the
money to take a nice vaca-
tion, the caller considered
himself well-entertained.
The entertainment-
education Bloom provides in-
cludes a sense of direction for
those who would have their
money make more money.
"Probably the most common
type of call," he says, "is from
someone who has some extra
money to invest and is look-
ing for some inroads:'
Without guidance, it would
be easy to get lost. There's an

WEST BLOOMFIELD
HIGH SCHOOL
4925 Orchard Lake
Road, Little Pinks and
Her Highness, 8 p.m.
today and Saturday,
admission, 851-6100.
WILD SWAN
THEATER
U-M Museum of Art, Ann
Arbor, Hawk, I'm Your
Brother, 10 a.m. and 11:15
a.m. Saturday, admission,
764-5350.
ATTIC THEATER
7339 3rd Avenue, Detroit,
Burn This, through Nov.
19, admission, 875-8284.
ANN ARBOR
HURON HIGH
2727 Fuller Road, Ann
Arbor, Animal Farm,
through Sunday,
admission, 994-2097.
BILBERRY THEATER
Wayne State University,
Detroit, The Philadelphia
Story, through Nov. 25;
Wenceslas Square,
through Nov. 24,
admission, 577-2972.
MEADOW BROOK
Oakland University,
Rochester, The Boy Next
Door, through Nov. 26,
admission, 377-3300.
BACKSTAGE DINNER
THEATER
17630 Woodward, Detroit,
Safe Sex, through Nov.
18, admission.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS 61

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