Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WOOD-TV Celebrates 70 Years!

On August 15, 1949, the station now known as WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) signed on.  Originally WLAV-TV and operating on channel 7, the station was the only one in Grand Rapids, carrying programming from NBC, CBS, ABC and the DuMont network. In a story published on WOODTV.com, the first broadcast was from a gala at Midtown… read more

WXYZ Honored with NABJ ‘Salute to Excellence’ Award

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) was honored with a Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists at the NABJ’s annual convention and career fair in Florida on August 10. The award was given to the Bounce Detroit special, “Spotlight on the News: Inside Michigan’s African American Vote,” in the television top 15 market category… read more

WFQX-TV Transmitter Restored

Cadillac Telecasting Company’s WFQX-TV (Cadillac) reports that they’ve returned to over-the-air opearation following the August 2018 fire at the shared WWTV-TV transmitter site in Tustin.  Following the fire, a nationwide search was made to locate a sufficient substitute and an order was made for a custom built transmitter powerful enough to cover WFQX’s 30 plus… read more

WMGC ‘The Bounce’ Helps Teachers Get Ready For School

Beasley Media Group’s WMGC-FM (Detroit/105.1 The Bounce) has teamed up with Michigan Educational Credit Union to present the Teachers Supply Drive. The station will help prepare teachers to get ready for the new school year by collecting school supplies from through August 21 throughout Metro Detroit at all Michigan Educational Credit union locations. The donated… read more

IVaccinate Kicks off Immunization Campaign

By: Karole White, President/CEO Michigan Association of Broadcasters Statistics indicate that 58 percent of Michigan toddlers are not up to date on their vaccinations and only 37.7 percent of Michigan teens ages 13 to 17 are up to date on their vaccinations. The MAB Board of Directors authorized IVaccinate as their statewide Community Service Campaign… read more

iHeartMedia Detroit Crew Cycles for Make-A-Wish Foundation

This past Thursday through Saturday, iHeartMedia (Detroit) SVP/Programming and WKQI-FM Program Director Tony Travatto, Mojo In The Morning VP of Digital Impact Joey “Radio” Namou, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Ashley and iHeartMedia (Detroit) Account Executive Hassan Fawaz biked 300 miles, 100 miles a day, from Traverse City to Marshall in the single largest fundraising… read more

2019 NAB Congressional PSAs – Now Available

Since 1985, NAB has hosted the Congressional PSA program in off-election years, inviting members of Congress and their families to appear in up to two 30-second television and radio PSAs. This year, more than 300 members of Congress and their family members participated in the program!  In Michigan, the following lawmakers participated: Sen. Debbie Stabenow… read more

Detroit Public Television Receives 2019 Governor’s Service Award

On July 26, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Detroit Public TV (DPTV) as the winner of a 2019 Governor’s Service Award as an Education Service Leader for its work in early childhood education, providing parents, educators and other caregivers with the skills and resources they need to prepare children for school and life. Gov. Whitmer and… read more