Category: February 2020

Finalists Announced in 2019 Michigan APME Broadcast Contest

Finalists have been announced in the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors 2019 radio and TV contest.  The awards in actual order of finish — first or second — will be announced at the annual Michigan APME annual awards banquet April 4 in Lansing. The General Excellence, Rising Star and First Amendment award winners also will be… read more

IPR News launches new series “Our Global Neighborhood”

Interlochen Public Radio has announced a new eight-week series where the station sits down with residents who moved to northern Michigan from across the globe. Our Global Neighborhood takes news consumers into the lives of their neighbors who decided to reside in our part of the world after experiencing a much different life in another… read more

WIOG Hosts 2nd Annual Covenant Kids Radiothon

Cumulus Media’s WIOG-FM (Bay City/Saginaw/Flint) is hosting the second annual Covenant Kids Radiothon February 13-14 to raise funds in support of local pediatric patients at Covenant HealthCare. The radiothon airs live on the station 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. February 13-14.  Listeners will hear life-changing stories from Covenant Kids and their families as WIOG raises… read more

WLNS-TV Launches “The 6 News Capital Rundown”

On February 8-9, Nexstar Broadcasting’s WLNS-TV (Lansing) launched a new program lead by Lansing Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick titled “The 6 News Capital Rundown.”  The show will “break down everything political you need to know here in Michigan and across the country and will feature local lawmakers talking about current events, and what qualifies them… read more

WWJ’s 17th Winter Survival Radiothon For THAW Raises $1.4M In Heating Assistance

Entercom’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) held their 17th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund on February 7, raising $1.4 million dollars over fourteen hours. The radiothon was presented with help from DTE Energy and Kroger, along with the assistance of other sponsors.  THAW assists families in need by preventing utility shut-off, providing fuel… read more

FCC Issues First EEO Audit of 2020 Targeting 320 Radio and Television Stations – Reviewing the Basics of the FCC’s EEO Rules

10 Michigan Stations on Audit List; 8 radio, 2 television. By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The FCC on February 6 released another of its regular EEO audit notices (available here), asking that approximately 240 radio stations and about 80 TV stations, and the station employment units (commonly owned stations serving the same area) with… read more

Detroit City FC announces TV deal with WMYD-TV20

With its first full professional men’s season and inaugural women’s season inching closer, Detroit City Football Club has announced its first-ever television deal with WMYD-TV (Detroit).  Starting with its men’s home opener at Keyworth Stadium on Saturday, March 21, a total of 12 Detroit City FC men’s and women’s home matches will be broadcast locally… read more