Category: February 2016

Engineering Spotlight: Eric Send, Midwestern Broadcasting Company

We’re pleased to begin a new spotlight series featuring the hardworking engineers at our stations. To nominate an engineer for a spotlight, please email Alisha Clack at [email protected] Eric Send Engineering & IT for Midwestern Broadcasting Company for the past sixteen years. Brief Engineering Resume: Intern Interlochen Public Radio 1992 WLDR Radio, Traverse City, MI… read more

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

WXYZ-TV Names Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan its 2015 Newsmaker of the Year

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has named Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan its 2015 Newsmaker of the Year. Duggan was featured in a special edition of “Spotlight on the News,” on Sunday, February 14, at 10 a.m. Each year, WXYZ selects one newsmaker it deems to have had the greatest positive impact on the state of Michigan and the Detroit region during the… read more

Another Spectrum Reform Bill in the Works

Senator John Thune (R-SD), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released a statement that he and ranking committee member Bill Nelson (D-FL) are planning to introduce a spectrum reform bill later this week, titled ‘The Mobile Now Act,’ with the goal of improving wireless access. However, Thune’s House counterpart, House Energy… read more

Rob Parker

WMYD-TV Names New Sports Personality

Sports personality Rob Parker (pictured right) is bringing his unique brand of sports reporting to WMYD-TV20 (Detroit). Parker has been a trailblazer in sports media.  He was the first African-American sports columnist at both Newsday in New York and at the Detroit Free Press, where he started working in 1993.  He was also an award-winning… read more

Snyder’s Budget Focuses on Flint, DPS

Last week Governor Snyder proposed the $54.9 billion 2016-2017 budget titled, “We Are One Michigan.” Snyder identified fixing the Flint water crisis and Detroit Public Schools (DPS) as the top priorities for the spending plan. The $54.9 billion budget includes $10.2 billion in General Funds and $12.5 billion in School Aid Funds.  The largest single share… read more