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5/29/20 3:00pm Governor Whitmer Press Conference
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  • WHTS’s Jackie Green Runs to Raise Thousands for Kids Food Basket

    On April 20, WHTS-FM (Grand Rapids) morning co-host Jackie Green ran a 26.2-mile marathon through downtown Grand Rapids, raising nearly $4,000 for Kids Food Basket, an organization that provides meals for kids and has stepped up its efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic when local children no longer have the guaranteed easy access to the safety… read more

  • NAB’s Gordon Smith Discusses Capitol Hill Efforts on RBR+TVBR Podcast

    NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith gave a 13-minute update on Tuesday’s (5/26) RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast about the organization’s efforts to gain federal relief for local radio and television broadcasters as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold across the country. “We have been very active on Capitol Hill” Smith said, adding that the NAB’s issues have… read more

  • WWTV/WWUP, WTCM Raise $6,610 for 4 Local Charities

    Back in February, Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) and Midwestern Broadcasting’s WTCM (Traverse City) partnered to put on the first-ever Traverse City Golf Expo.  This both celebrated one of Northern Michigan’s favorite summer sports and raised money for local charities. The totals were just announced and four different non-profits will each receive $1,652.50 thanks to the… read more

  • NAB Speaks Against Performance Fees For Radio Airplay

    Performance fees for radio stations would significantly harm the industry in the middle of pandemic-related declines in revenue as well as pressure from streaming competition, Curtis LeGeyt, chief operating officer for the National Association of Broadcasters, told U.S. Senators on Wednesday (5/27). New ripples have surfaced in radio’s ongoing performance royalty battle as Congressional efforts… read more

  • Sherri Powers Promoted to Chief Engineer at Beasley Media Group Detroit

    Beasley Media Group has announced that Sherri Powers has been promoted to the position of Chief Engineer at Beasley Media Group’s Detroit-based radio properties, including WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM, WDMK-FM and 105.The Bounce. Powers, who celebrated her 22nd Anniversary in April at the stations, most recently served as Assistant Chief Engineer of the radio cluster. The veteran… read more

  • WSGW Honored as 2020 Service to America Awards Finalist

    The NAB Leadership Foundation announced Thursday (5/28) that Alpha Media’s WSGW-AM/FM (Saginaw) Sharing Hope Radiation is among the finalists for its 2020 Service to America Awards. The awards recognize outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be announced during the organization’s Celebration of Service to America Awards program, which will be held this year… read more

  • WXYT Names Jeff Riger as Evening Co-Host

    Entercom’s WXYT-FM (Detroit) has named 18-year station veteran Jeff Riger as the station’s new evening co-host, joining Bob Wojnowski from 6 – 8 p.m. Riger, who attended Wayne State University, is also a graduate of Specs Howard School of Media Arts. He started at the station as an entry-level board-operator position, but soon developed his… read more

  • DPTV, Detroit Regional Chamber offer #MPCMoments highlights

    With the 2020 Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference postponed because of the COVID-19 crisis, Detroit Public Television is presenting some of the most memorable #MPCMoments, highlights of past conferences combined with live panels on the best ways to move Michigan forward, moderated by One Detroit’s Nolan Finley, Stephen Henderson and Christy McDonald. On May… read more

  • Jacobs Media Survey Finds Radio Listening Rebounding as Stay-at-Home Orders Ease

    InsideRadio reports there’s more evidence radio listening is rebounding in May following a decline due to stay-at-home orders enacted in March and April to stem the spread of the coronavirus, according to an online survey conducted in mid-May by Jacobs Media. “It’s a really, really positive story,” Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs said on Wednesday… read more

  • Kelley-Cawthorn Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

    MAB’s lobbyist firm Kelly-Cawthorn is providing this update for MAB members: We hope you and your families are managing well and doing your best to stay safe and healthy during this uncertain time.  The total number of cases in the state has risen to 56,014, including 5,372 deaths.  This includes 3,604 cases and 65 deaths… read more

  • Bob Allison’s ‘Ask Your Neighbor’ Ends its 58-Year Run

    Following the passing of host Bob Allison on March 25, it was announced May 22 that the “Ask Your Neighbor” radio program will come to an end on May 29.  The announcement was made by the program’s sales manager, Al O’Neal.  O’Neal, saying “all good things must come to an end,” cited a decline in… read more

  • WLUC-TV Fills U.P. Food Banks with Virtual Can-A-Thon

    Gray Television’s WLUC-TV (Marquette) is raising money for area food banks with the “WLUC Virtual Canathon.” Unlike past “canathons” and with social distancing in place, food banks are asking for monetary donations to be sent directly to them.  A list of participating food banks that WLUC viewers can donate to is listed on the station… read more

  • Nexstar Promotes Marci Daniels to Vice President and General Manager of its Lansing Broadcast and Digital Operations

    Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. has announced that it has promoted Marci Daniels to Vice President and General Manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Lansing, overseeing WLNS-TV (CBS) and WLNS.com. In her new role, she will also oversee Nexstar’s relationship with Shield Media’s WLAJ-TV (ABC) and ELAJ-TV (CW) under a joint operating agreement. Ms. Daniels… read more

  • Interlochen Public Radio Receives Google New Initiative Grant for COVID-19 Coverage

    Interlochen Public Radio has received $5,000 from Google News Initiative’s Journalism Emergency Relief Fund. The Journalism Emergency Relief Fund was founded to support the production of original journalism for local communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund provides financial assistance to small- and medium-sized news organizations around the globe producing original news for… read more

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