Category: June 2020

WLEN Celebrates 55 Years of Service

Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) celebrated 55 years of broadcasting on June 9.  Founded in 1965 by John W. Koehn, WLEN was the first FM radio station in Lenawee County. The stations first promotion was to give away FM radios so citizens could listen for entertainment and local news. WLEN began on the premise of service… read more

MacDonald Garber Broadcasting Hosts Food Drive in Northern Michigan

To help with the pressure put on area food banks during the COVID-19 crisis, the stations of MacDonald Garber Broadcasting came together the week of May 18 to present “Feed Northern Michigan Week.”  Stations participating included WKHQ-FM, WLXT-FM, WZTC-FM and WLXV-FM. AllAccess reports that all of the on air personalities got involved on a personal… read more

WXMI Presents ‘Stand-up & Help’ with Feeding America West Michigan

On May 29, E.W. Scripps’ WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) hosted “Stand-up & Help” with Feeding America West Michigan, a live fundraiser to help provide meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The one-hour special featured local West Michigan comedians and stories about how Feeding America West Michigan is helping the local citizens through the present crisis. The station… read more

Chairman Says FCC Working Toward Making Radio Ownership More Diverse

As calls for racial justice draw headlines across the nation, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai told InsideRadio on Tuesday (6/9) that growing diversity in radio ownership is the prime reason he pushed the a  radio incubator program in a recently completed quadrennial media ownership review. “Having traveled everywhere from poor communities of the Delta of Mississippi… read more

FCC Releases EEO Audit for 35 Radio Stations – A Good Reminder to Review Your EEO Compliance

3 Michigan Stations on List By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The FCC on Tuesday (6/9) released another of its regular EEO audit notices (available here), this time targeting only about 35 radio stations. Those stations and the station employment units (commonly owned stations serving the same area) with which they are associated must provide… read more

Nexstar Stations Host Virtual Town Hall on State Issues with Congressional Leaders

On June 3, Nexstar Broadcasting stations in Michigan (WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids), WLNS-TV (Lansing) and WJMN-TV (Marquette) presented a live “virtual” Town Hall with Michigan’s U.S. Democratic senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters  The 60-minute town hall, focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, economy, and protests in Michigan was moderated by WOOD-TV political reporter Rick Albin and WLNS-TV… read more