Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WLNS, MAB Partner with AG, SOS to Offer Statewide Election Special on October 28

WLNS-TV (Lansing), in partnership with the MAB, is inviting stations across the state to carry a very important election town hall meeting. “Making It Count: A Voter Information Town Hall” will air Wednesday, October 28 from 7 – 8 p.m. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson will take voter questions… read more

Public Television Stations Partner with Michigan Educators to Build New Statewide Learning Service

Michigan Learning Channel to provide instructional content to support the work of teachers and parents through universally available platforms Michigan’s public television stations, in partnership with leading educators and community leaders, have announced the creation of the Michigan Learning Channel. Organized by Detroit Public TV, the network will deliver instructional content programming to students, parents… read more

WHMI Hosts Congressional Race Debate With 8th District Candidates Slotkin, Junge

On October 6, Krol Communication’s WHMI-FM (Howell) hosted a debate between Michigan’s 8th District Democratic incumbent Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Holly and Republican challenger Paul Junge of Brighton.  The debate was the third and final debate between the candidates. WHMI News Director John King moderated the one-hour broadcast, which was heard live on the station… read more

WKZO Airs State District 61 Candidate Debate

On October 16, Midwest Communication’s WKZO-AM/FM (Kalamazoo) aired a live debate between candidates vying for the Michigan House District 61 seat.  WKZO’s Ken Lanphear and Jeana Gondek moderated the debate between Democratic candidate and Kalamazoo County Commissioner Christine Morse and Republican candidate Bronwyn Haltom, who discussed various issues concerning Michigan residents. Both are campaigning for… read more

WCMU Offers Broadcast Journalism Workshop

On October 16, WCMU Public Radio (Mt. Pleasant) held its Broadcast Journalism Workshop.  Selected students will be given a paid summer 2021 internship, in which they will produce broadcast stories for WCMU, print stories for a newspaper and web content for both. Sixteen CMU students joined the workshop both in-person and virtually for an intensive… read more

Beasley Detroit Hosts ‘Solutions Not Slogans’ Zoom Event

On October 20, Beasley Media Group’s 105.9 KISS-FM (WDMK-FM) On Air Personalities Mason and Angie Star, along with 105.1 The Bounce (WMGC-FM) Morning Show Host Gello and The Detroit Praise Network’s (93.5, 98.3, 99.9) Randi Myles, hosted a zoom conference call with community leaders to discuss ways to encourage listeners residing in Metro Detroit area… read more

Gordon Smith Says Broadcast News is ‘Indispensable’ at 100th Anniversary of Radio is Celebrated at NAB New York

National Association of Broadcasters President Gordon Smith has a somewhat unique vantage point when it comes to journalism, according to a report in Inside Radio. He has been on the other side of the microphones and cameras, having spent a dozen years as a Republican Senator from Oregon. At a time when some politicians are… read more

Murrow Award Winners Announced, 6 Michigan Stations Honored

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the recipients of the 2020 RTDNA National and Regional  Edward R. Murrow Awards.  Six Michigan broadcasters were honored for their excellence this year.  Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor) received five awards, including one national award this year. The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism… read more

Black Diamond Broadcasting Grows with WMRX/WMPX Purchase

On October 1, Black Diamond Broadcasting announced an agreement to acquire Midland, MI based radio stations WMRX-FM (Sunny 97.7 FM) and WMPX-AM/W299CK (The Highway 1490 AM/107.7 FM) and “Discover Michigan Magazine”, from Steel Broadcasting. Black Diamond will expand from 10 to 13 radio stations covering central and northern Michigan with the acquisition, and will look… read more