Category: April 2019

Microgrid Bill Introduced in the House

Legislation allowing critical facilities like hospitals, police stations, emergency response centers and water treatment plants to operate their own microgrids to receive power during outages and emergencies was introduced in the House. HB 4477 would allow critical facilities to disconnect from the main electric grid and use electricity generated through alternative sources, like solar, during outages and… read more

WLNS-TV Collects Electronic Junk for Earth Day 2019

Earth Day 2019 took place April 22; and Nexstar Broadcasting’s WLNS-TV (Lansing) honored the day by helping viewers discard unwanted electronic equipment and devices through recycling outside the station’s studios. With the help of 1-800-Got-Junk, WLNS-TV viewers filled five truckloads of electronics, all destined for recycling.  The collection drive ran from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m…. read more

Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Allocate Electoral Votes by Congressional District

State Representative Beau LaFave (R-108) introduced legislation to eliminate the winner-take-all approach to allocating electoral votes in presidential elections in Michigan and award electors on a congressional district-by-district basis and two electors at large to the candidate who wins the popular vote. Under the bill, each political party would choose candidates for presidential electors during its state convention,… read more

Mike Scott Joins WKCQ

AllAccess reports that MacDonald Broadcasting’s WKCQ-FM (Saginaw) has hired Michigan broadcasting veteran Mike Scott for weekend air duties beginning May 4.  Scott will handle the on-air weekend 3-7 p.m. airshift. Scott was APD/MD and Midday host at WYCD-FM (Detroit) for 12 years, PD and PMD host at WRSR-FM (Flint), PD/PMD at WLMI-FM (Lansing) and has… read more

Meet Your Foundation Board Member of the Week: Rebecca Falk

Rebecca Falk was born and raised in metro Detroit.  She started her radio career in high school as an intern for 98.7 WLLZ and remained an intern at the station throughout college.  She was hired full-time in the promotions department at WLLZ after graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Telecommunications and Marketing…. read more

Six Michigan Broadcasters Win Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the winners of the 2019 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards honoring outstanding achievement in broadcast and digital journalism, technical expertise and adherence to RTDNA’s Code of Ethics. A record 4,600 entries were submitted nationwide for this year’s competition. From this group, more than 720 regional winners… read more