Category: September 2016

Beth Handelong Named WXYZ Local Sales Manager

Beth Handelong is the new local sales manager for WXYZ-TV, the Scripps-owned, ABC affiliate, in the Detroit market. Handelong replaces Cathy Goltz who was promoted to director of sales at WPTV, the Scripps-owned station in West Palm Beach, FL. Before coming to Detroit, Handelong was the national sales manager at WMAR, the Scripps-owned station in… read more

National EAS Test Wednesday – Reporting Information Preview

A national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time this Wednesday, September 28, 2016.  A secondary test date is October 5, 2016, “if necessary.” All EAS participants are required to participate in this nationwide test.  This test will use the National Periodic Test (NPT) code, the location code… read more

WXYT-FM (Detroit) Wins Marconi Sports Station of the Year Award

CBS Radio’s WXYT-FM  (97.1 The Ticket) was named Sports Station of the Year at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards. The awards were announced Thursday night (9/22) at the 27th annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held during the Radio Show in Nashville. Debbie Kenyon, VP/Market Manager for CBS Radio… read more

Bucky Love Says Thank You to MAPB

In a handwritten card to MAPB Executive Director Karole White, 2016 Public Media Impact Award receipent Bucky Love extends her thanks to the MAPB Board for the honor bestowed upon her at the ceremony August 30. Bucky writes “Dear Karole, what an experience!  I’m still having “flashbacks.”  The event was beyond anything I could have imagined.” “Having Jeff and… read more

Lori Bennett Appointed Operations Manager at Cumulus/Grand Rapids

Cumulus Media has announced that Lori Bennett has been appointed Operations Manager for the company’s 5-station cluster in Grand Rapids.  This includes WLAV-FM, WBBL-FM, WHTS-FM, WTNR-FM and WJRW-AM.  Bennett will also program WTNR and host the afternoon drive show from 3-7pm. Bennett joins the Grand Rapids group from Cumulus Media in Detroit, where she most recently… read more

WLEN-FM (Adrian) Wins 2016 NAB Marconi AC Station of the Year

Lenawee Broadcasting Company’s WLEN-FM was named AC Station of the Year at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards. The awards were announced September 22 at the 27th annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show, held during the Radio Show in Nashville. The prestigious awards recognize radio’s outstanding personalities and stations. Marconi finalists… read more