MAB News Archive

Ken Frierson Appointed VP/GM of WNEM

On November 2, Meredith Corporation announced that it has promoted Ken Frierson to Vice President and General Manager of WNEM-TV 5, Meredith’s CBS affiliate in the Saginaw-Flint, Michigan market, effective immediately. Frierson was WNEM’s General Sales Manager. “Ken has been an extraordinary member of WNEM-TV 5 for over a decade and has worked in the… read more

Rock Jock Legend Anne Carlini Joins Black Diamond’s WGFM/WGFE

Longtime Michigan radio personality Anne Carlini has joined Black Diamond Broadcasting’s WGFM/WGFE (Traverse City) for the midday shift on the stations.  Carlini takes over for current midday host Roxanne Steel, who has stepped down to pursue an off-air opportunity. Black Diamond co-owner Norm McKee said, “Anne Carlini is a great fit for Rock 105 &… read more

WDIV Hires Amador Velasquez as Director of Technology

Graham Media’s WDIV-TV (Detroit) has announced the hiring of Amador Velasquez as the Director of Technology. He will supervise and manage all aspects of the broadcast station and its multi-platform content distribution. Velasquez comes to this role from WCAU, the NBCUniversal-Owned TV Station in Philadelphia, where he was Technology Manager. Prior to that, Velasquez was… read more

‘Meltdown’ Celebrates 25 Years at WRIF

Beasley Media Group is congratulating Mark “Meltdown” Milligan on his 25th anniversary at WRIF-FM (Detroit).  The veteran rock radio personality originally joined the station on November 1, 1995 as the overnight jock before eventually becoming the WRIF’s nighttime on air personality. In February 2009, Meltdown followed the legendary Arthur Penhallow in PM drive, and has… read more

Sportscaster Fred Heumann Joins WILX

Longtime Michigan sportscaster Fred Heumann is joining the sports staff at WILX-TV (Lansing).  The station made the announcement November 2.  Heumann is a 1980 graduate of CMU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Broadcast and Cinematic Arts/Journalism. He served as a sports reporter with WDIV-TV (Detroit) from 1994 to 2000; then joined WXYZ-TV (Detroit)… read more

Hillsdale College’s WRFH Wins Multiple National Awards

On October 30, Hillsdale College’s student-run radio station WRFH-LP was the recipient of multiple awards at the CBI (College Broadcasters, Inc.) National Student Production Awards.  CBI salutes the best in student video and audio production during the presentation of the National Student Production Awards. The best in student media is being recognized for their work…. read more

WLUC Takes Canathon 2020 Virtual

WLUC-TV has teamed up with area radio stations to present the annual TV6 Canathon.  With the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event is virtual. Rather than donating cans at various collection sites, participants can make a monetary donation to the food pantry of their choice on the official event website. Canathon director Scott Zerbel says after… read more