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WILX-TV “Give Blood Telethon” Nets 100+ Donation Appointments

On January 22, Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) partnered with the American Red Cross and Townsquare Media’s WITL-FM to host the Give Blood Telethon.  The telethon aired from 5-8 p.m. and more than 112 blood-donation appointments were scheduled during that time. Many of the people who made those appointments were first-time donors. A single donation provides potentially… read more

WYCD’s Holly Hunter Boosts Operation Bear Hug

Entercom/Detroit’s WYCD afternoon air personality Holly Hutton partnered with the Detroit Police Department to make a difference for children in crisis, collecting a record number of stuffed bears and unicorns for the Department’s Special Victim’s Unit. Operation Bear Hug. The stuffed bears and unicorns are given to frightened children the department encounters when responding to… read more

WBZV-FM in Hudson Sold

On January 22, an application with filed with the FCC to transfer the license of WBZV-FM (Hudson) from Friends Communications of Hudson, Inc. to Madsun Investments, LLC., based in Allen, Michigan. Madsun is headed by William Sours. Friends Communications of Michigan recently sold WABJ-AM/WQTE-FM (Adrian) to the Cromwell Group (Southeast Michigan Media, Inc.), but that… read more

WGVU Public Media Schedules Annual Wine and Food Fundraiser

WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids) will hold its annual “Great Wine and Food Symposium” on Friday, February 28 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Billed as “your all-inclusive winter escape,” the fundraiser is a guide to understanding and appreciating the rich variety and many pleasures of wine. Whether a seasoned aficionado, or just a beginner,… read more

WXYZ-TV Donates Thousands of Books to Children

WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit) celebrated National Reading Day on January 23 by donating 15,000 books to children. The station said more than 9,000 of the books were dispersed to Matrix Human Services Head Start, which is one of the largest providers of free childcare to low-income families in Michigan. The book effort was made possible by donations… read more

WADL Launches 10 p.m. Newscast

Adell Broadcasting’s WADL-TV (Detroit) has announced the premiere of a nightly 10 p.m. newscast.  Veteran Detroit television reporter Kevin Dietz is the host of “News Now with Kevin Dietz,” a Monday-Friday program. Adell CEO Kevin Adell told the Detroit Free Press that the new half-hour show is not competing with newscasts on other stations in… read more

Houghton Community Broadcasting Finds Forever Homes for Homeless Pets

Houghton Community Broadcasting (WCCY-AM, WHKB-FM, WOLV-FM) has again found forever homes for homeless pets as it has wrapped up another edition of “The 12 Dogs of Christmas.” Working with the Copper Country Humane Society, a local non-kill shelter, the three station group in Houghton uses it’s airtime after Christmas Day to highlight dogs that currently… read more

WKBD-TV Back in the News Business

On January 22, CBS Television Station’s WKBD-TV (Detroit) debuted a new nightly 10 p.m. newscast.  Broadcasting and Cable reports that the Detroit newscasts will be produced by the CBS duopoly in Dallas. WKBD has hired multimedia journalists to create news content. “We’re back in the business of news in Detroit on WKBD,” said VP/GM Brian… read more