Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Former WXYZ Anchor Diana Lewis Honored by Detroit Urban League

  On April 8, The Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan (ULDSEM) virtually held its 42nd Annual Salute to Distinguished Warriors Event. This annual event, which honors the legacy and impact of individuals that have contributed immeasurably in the areas of human and civil rights.  Among the honorees is retired WXYZ-TV news anchor Diana… read more

Paul Jacobs to Receive MSU Outstanding Alumni Award

Michigan State University’s school of Communication, Arts and Sciences has announced Paul Jacobs, Vice President/General Manager of Jacobs Media and President of jācapps is a recipient of its Outstanding Alumni Award. The announcement was made by Dean Prabu David on behalf of the department’s Alumni Board. Jacobs is one of five MSU graduates receiving the… read more

WDIV Presents ‘Coronavirus Crisis: The Vaccines’

On April 14, WDIV-TV (Detroit) presented a live, hour-long special called “Coronavirus Crisis: The Vaccines.” The hour-long primetime special was hosted by anchors Devin Scillian and Kimberly Gill along with the station’s Good Health Medical Expert Dr. Frank McGeorge. McGeorge interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden, about why he thinks things… read more

Audacy Study Finds Radio, TV News Sway Those Who Are Hesitant To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Audio has the power to sway those reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine, followed closely by TV news, according to a new survey from Audacy (formerly Entercom). Results from the radio company’s Vaccine Hesitancy Custom Survey show that audio is the most trusted source of information about the COVID vaccination (46%), just ahead of TV… read more

WCFX Sold to Black Diamond

In an application filed with the FCC on April 9, Traverse City-based Black Diamond Broadcast Group is acquiring Grenax Broadcasting’s WCFX-FM (Clare/Mt. Pleasant). Black Diamond Broadcasting, owned by life-long Michigan residents and long-time broadcasters Mike Chires and Norm McKee, own and operate radio stations throughout central and northern Michigan, including Houghton Lake based 98.5 WUPS,… read more

WDIV’s Larry Spruill Honored among Michigan Chronicle’s ’40 Under Forty’

On April 1, the Michigan Chronicle honored 40 professionals who inspired others through vision and leadership, exceptional achievements and community service participation.  WDIV-TV (Detroit) reporter Larry Spruill, was one of those recognized during the virtual ceremony. Spruill was nominated because of his extensive coverage during the George Floyd Protests in the summer of 2020 as… read more

WKHM’s Scott Clow Wears Dress to Raise Money for Charity

In an effort to promote Covid-19 vaccination on the first day it becomes eligible to anyone 18 and over, while also raising money for a good cause, WKHM-FM’s (Jackson) Scott Clow of the K-105.3 Morning Show took a celebrity up on a special challenge. Comedian Amy Schumer recently donned a formal evening gown when she… read more

MABF Student Advisory Committee Member Leonard Poole Accepts New Position at WILX

Adrian College student, and MAB Foundation Student Advisory Committee Member, Leonard Poole (@leodogjournalism), has accepted a new position as News Producer at MAB member station WILX-TV (Lansing). “One of the things that helped me get my foot in the door was being a part of the MAB Foundation,” he said. “I attended the job fair… read more