Category: Broadcasting Industry News

COVID-19 Vaccine Education Toolkit Launched To Support Local Journalists

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) on Thursday (1/14) announced the launch of an online toolkit to help local journalists craft COVID-19 vaccine education messages that best resonate with their audiences. The toolkit is designed to provide journalists with… read more

WXYZ-TV Giving Away More than 10,000 Books to Children

With donations this past summer from station employees and the community, plus a matching contribution from the Scripps Howard Foundation, WXYZ-TV/WMYD-TV (Detroit) was able to collect over 10,000 books for children that will be distributed beginning on January 19. “I am so proud of the team at WXYZ-TV and TV20 Detroit, and our viewers, for… read more

WGHN/WMPA Stuffed the Bus for Christmas

On December 19, WGHN-FM/WMPA-FM/Oldies 94.9 (Grand Haven)  hosted their 8th Annual Stuff the Bus with the local Culver’s and Dean Transportation.  This year they brought the Grand Haven and Spring Lake Rotarian’s onboard as partners and were able to provide over two tons of food for the Love in Action, Salvation Army, The People’s Center… read more

Bridges Named VP of Programming of Macdonald-Garber

Robby Bridges has been named VP of Programming/South at Macdonald-Garber Broadcasting. Bridges will oversee programming for the company’s Traverse City and Cadillac MI clusters including country WLXV-FM and adult hits WZTC-FM, with day to day responsibility for heritage CHR WKHQ. He will continue to host “Robby and Rochelle” mornings on the station as well. “I’m… read more

Anne Carlini Joins WLLZ For Mornings

iHeartMedia has announced that longtime market veteran Anne Carlini has joined its classic rock WLLZ-FM (Detroit) as Morning Show host. Carlini spent 30 years cross town at rocker WRIF-FM (Detroit).  She most recently was midday host at Black Diamond Broadcasting’s WGFM/WGFE (Traverse City). WLLZ program director Casey Krukowski told All Access, “We are excited to… read more

Former WLEN Salesperson, Air Personality Lori Sallows Passes

The MAB has learned that Lori Sallows, a former WLEN-FM (Adrian) sales executive and on air personality passed away December 17 at age 56.  Sallows was longtime co-host on the ‘Mornings with Lori and Steve.’  Also serving as the WLENs promotion director, Sallows raised thousands of dollars for the community through fundraising efforts on the… read more

Buck 92 Debuts In Mt. Pleasant

Following a weekend of stunting, this past Monday morning (1/4), Latitude Media flipped the AM/FM Translator combo WMMI (Mt. Pleasant) to a new classic country format.  The station, known as Buck 92.3 FM and AM 830 and features country classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s, as well as some selections from the early 2000s…. read more