Category: May 2016

Jim Mathis

Change Your Value or Change The Audience: The Choice is Yours

By: Jim Mathis, IPCS, CSP, MDiv J&L Mathis Group, Inc. “Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.” -Og Mandino Alexander the Great I heard a story about Alexander III of Macedon many years ago that Dr. James Kennedy told. Alexander… read more

FCC Announces June 24 Effective Date for Radio Online Public Inspection File; New System For TV

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP On May 13, the FCC issued a Public Notice that the obligation will begin on June 24 to start uploading documents to the online public file for radio stations in the Top 50 markets. For Top 50 market commercial radio stations that are part of employment units with… read more

WKAR-TV Casting Call for Kids Science Show Draws Hundreds

via More than 500 community members turned out for a casting call at TV studios on the campus of Michigan State University on Saturday, May 7, for the WKAR original series, Curious Crew. “It was so exciting to see all the [kids] faces!” said Susi Elkins, WKAR-TV Station Manager. Ranging in age from 9… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Juli Morgan

Juli Morgan  WCSR-AM/FM, Hillsdale Juli Morgan is not only the Traffic Director for WCSR, but also is Office Manager, Account Executive, and On-Air Talent!  Q1: Favorite comfort food? Juli:  Pretty much any carbs. Q2: Which Superhero would you be and why? Juli:  Wonder Woman – she was my hero as a child, and I just love a… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Shawn Hoskey, CMU Public Broadcasting

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Alisha Clack at [email protected] Shawn Hoskey Operations Supervisor for Central Michigan University Public Broadcasting. Brief Engineering Resume: Graduated from Delta College in 1995 with an associates degree in Broadcasting – Radio and Television. Worked at 93.3 WKQZ-FM as a part-time on-air talent for three years in the mid-90s. Worked… read more

WXYZ-TV Debuts Gun Violence Documentary Online

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) journalists are exploring the staggering impact of gun violence in a digital short film documentary, Beyond the Bullet: The Cost of Gun Violence in Detroit. The special presentation on goes beyond the headlines to explore the lasting impact of shootings on victims, taxpayers, and society. “At WXYZ, we’re digging deeper to create unique… read more

Elkins Named Interim Director of Broadcasting at WKAR

Susi Elkins has named Interim Director of Broadcasting and General Manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University. As WKAR-TV Station Manager, Elkins has overseen all programming, including original content production and partnerships for the station’s three broadcast channels and digital platforms. “This is a critical time for WKAR,” said David. “With her leadership experience… read more

WGVU Presents Oldies Concert at Ballpark

On June 4, Grand Valley State University’s WGVU-AM (Grand Rapids) presents their annual free “Real Oldies at the Ballpark” concert, co-sponsored by the West Michigan Whitecaps and Pine Rest Christian Health Services. This year’s concert will feature The Buckinghams and the West Side Soul Surfers.  In addition, the event will include a classic car show… read more

Eagle Radio Group Purchased By Armada

Armada Media Partners, based in Fond du Lac, WI is pleased to announce the purchase of the Eagle Radio Group Radio Stations based in Marquette and Escanaba, MI. Eagle Radio operates stations 94.9 “The Bay” WUPZ-FM, 96.7 “Yooper Country” WUPG-FM, 100.3 “The Point” WUPT-FM and 107.3 “The Eagle” WUPF-FM. Armada Media Partners also owns and… read more