Category: April 2016

Mojo Invites Listeners to “Make Out with the Mustang”

Last week, WKQI-FM’s (Detroit) “Mojo In The Morning” gave 20 listeners a chance to win a customized 2015 Mustang from Szott Ford in Holly.  How?  By “Making Out with the Mustang.” Contestants had to hold their lips to the Mustang and the one who did it the longest, won the vehicle. According to WKQI Program Director Tony Travatto, the… read more

Nominations Needed for 2016 Public Media Impact Awards

This year marks the 31st year of honoring Michigan’s public broadcasters. Two awards will be presented – one award for Donors and one award for Professionals – for their contribution to public broadcasting in Michigan. This award will be presented at the Annual Awards Banquet as part of the Advocacy Conference & Annual Meeting of… read more

Gordon Bolar to Retire

It has been announced that Gordon Bolar, General Manager of WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) (Western Michigan University), will retire on June 30, 2016.  A search is currently underway for a new General Manager for the station. Bolar has served as WMUK’s General Manager for the past five and a half years. Prior to that he was the… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Pam Petrick

Pam Petrick Results Broadcasting, Iron Mountain Pam Petrick is the Traffic Director for WHTO-FM, WOBE-FM, and WJNR-FM (Iron Mountain) Q1: How long have you been in traffic? Pam:  17-1/2 years, all at my current employer. Q2: Favorite comfort food? Pam:  Cheese ravioli with homemade Bolognese sauce. Q3: Which Superhero would you be and why? Pam:  Ironman.  Billionaire philanthropist, come… read more

The Radio Road Trip Lives

By: Sean Ross [email protected] Twitter: @RossOnRadio You don’t have to go on a road trip to hear small-town radio anymore. Not every small-market station streams, but I come across interesting small-market stations in my various listening apps on a regular basis — often discovering them in the course of searching for some other station. You… read more

Ben C. Fisher Passes

Benjamin Chatburn Fisher, a preeminent Washington, D.C. communications law attorney and investor in Mid-West Family Broadcasting, died April 14, 2016 at age 93. Fisher’s legal career spanned over six decades.  In 1952, he joined the law firm Fisher, Wayland, and Southmayd, which he father founded.  The firm later became Fisher, Cooper and Zaragoza.  Later, it… read more

Detroit’s Drew and Mike Together Again

Former WRIF-FM (Detroit) personalities Drew & Mike are back together, this time around not on the radio, but talking about Detroit with a new podcast. Drew Lane told Deadline Detroit that “he expects to produce a podcast five days a week, though he said Clark only wants to do it twice weekly. So Lane said he’s… read more

Seth Resler

How to Launch a Successful Radio Station Blog

By: Seth Resler, Jacobs Media Strategies Last week, Kim Komando delivered the keynote address at the Radio Luncheon at the NAB Convention in Las Vegas. Kim hosts a successful syndicated talk radio show that focuses on consumer technology. She can be heard on nearly 500 radio stations by over six million people. She explained to her fellow broadcasters… read more

WGVU Presents Kids Day at the Air Zoo

On April 24, WGVU-AM-FM-TV (Grand Rapids) invited viewers and listeners to visit the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo for just $5 per person with tickets available through sponsor Flagstar Bank. The Air Zoo is a favorite Kalamazoo area destination attraction…it has been voted the “Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners” and “Best Place to Spend a Day… read more

NAB Petitions FCC for Voluntary Use of Next-Gen TV

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Consumer Technology Association, America’s Public Television Stations and the Advanced Warning and Response Network filed a joint petition with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to authorize use of the ATSC 3.0 broadcasting standard on voluntary basis. The groups say the ATSC 3.0 standard will enable stations to broadcast 4K,… read more