Category: August 2016

Jackie Green Joins WHTS-FM (Grand Rapids)

Cumulus Media has announced that Jackie Green will be joining its on-air staff as host of “Afternoons with Jackie Green” on WHTS-FM (Hot 105.3).  Green previously worked as a reporter for WXMI-TV in Grand Rapids and spent four years as midday host on WGRD-FM, also in Grand Rapids. Green is 2011 graduate of Ferris State… read more

iHeartMedia Detroit and Grand Rapids Debut New Show

Two iHeartMedia sports/talk stations in Michigan, WDFN-AM (Detroit) and WMAX-FM (Grand Rapids) have debuted a new afternoon show with veteran Detroit broadcaster Gregg Henson joining WMAX afternoon hosts “Big Drew” McCarthy and Jim Costa. The new show, “Gregg, Big Drew and Jim” is heard on both stations weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m.

Appeals Court Denies Stay of Decision That Keeps Straight Ticket Voting

The 6th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s request for a stay of a lower court decision placing a preliminary injunction on the law enacted this year ending straight ticket voting. The three-judge panel unanimously held that the state “offered only vague and largely unsupported justifications of fostering voter… read more

MAB Meets with Congressman Dave Trott (R-11)

Last week, the MAB met with Congressman Dave Trott (R-11) as part of our summer in-district advocacy outreach. MAB members brought the Congressman up to date on the issues affecting the Michigan broadcasting industry, including progress and the timeline of the FCC incentive spectrum auction and the impact the subsequent repacking process will have on… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Dorothy Maxwell

Nominate a Traffic Director you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Dorothy Maxwell is Regional Traffic Director at iHeartMedia in Detroit, including stations WMXD-FM and WJLB-FM.  In addition, Dorothy oversees traffic operations for three other markets.  Dorothy has been in traffic for 20 years and with her present company for 13 years. Q1: What is your favorite comfort… read more

Interlochen Public Radio Highlights Grayling Broadcaster

Interlochen Public Radio’s “The Green Room” recently highlighted Blarney Stone Broadcasting’s Jerry Coyne (and wife and business partner Sheryl) in an audio piece titled “Rock ‘n’ roll revolution still going in Grayling.” The feature begins with Jerry Coyne and his years growing up in Detroit: “As a teenager in the 1970s, he saw bands like… read more

WKAR Puts the Fun in Fundraising

Michigan State University’s WKAR-TV (East Lansing) is having a little fun with their fundraising effort this summer, with the help of Emmy award-winning actor Timothy Busfield,  who joined the University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences this past June. Along with Susi Elkins, Interim Director of Broadcasting and General Manager of WKAR, station staff, plus a… read more

Free Webinar on Digital Strategies For Radio Station Events

And this may be of benefit to television stations too! Jacobs Media Strategies will host a free webinar offering digital strategies for radio station events this Thursday, August 25th, at 2:00pm ET. The webinar, hosted by Jacobs Media’s Digital Dot Connector, Seth Resler, is designed for radio station managers in programming, promotions and marketing, and… read more