The motley crew at Channel 955, one of Detroit's many pop stations, needed listeners to pay attention to them again, so they found themselves a fake Ryan Gosling and paraded him around the city to unsuspecting fans.

The same radio station that ran a guess-her-suicide-date poll during Britney Spears' months of public meltdown, kinda-sorta advocated prison rape after ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to prison (again) and inexplicably runs actor-staged "War of the Roses" cheating scams that everyone knows are fake had a "tax account" (sic) that resembled the movie star tag along with morning co-host Spike around downtown and Wayne State University's campus.

People here in Detroit have been on Gosling-watch since His Handsomeness has been in town making a movie with Christina Hendricks, who publicly endorsed a relatively average (somebody has to say it. Rah-rah for local ingredients and stuff, but Supino is just too salty.) pizza shop in Esquire this week and has had residents on an equally maddening celeb hunt.

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If anything, the video highlights Detroit's severe self-esteem problem when it comes to visiting celebrities. The same region that produced Bob Seger and Aretha Franklin — both of whom still live in the area, among others — wets their pants and goes into a media frenzy when someone comes for a visit. The vibe isn't, "Hey, Ryan Gosling is making a movie here," it's "CAN RYAN GOSLING SAVE DETROIT?"

That Channel 955 would capitalize on that sentiment to fool a few Wayne State students isn't the worst of their sins, but still kinda lame. But since 98.7 is hot on their ratings tail, they've got to do something about it.