Category: Broadcasting Industry News

New Coronavirus PSAs Available

The MAB is pleased to bring two new coronavirus PSAs for its television and radio members.  The new 30-second PSAs feature Governor Gretchen Whitmer and MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun and offers viewers and listeners smart tips for staying healthy during the COVID-19 emergency. The TV versions are closed captioned.  Audio versions of… read more

Latitude Media Introduces COVID-19 Advertising Grant Program

Latitude Media, LLC, owner of WCZY-FM/WMMI-AM (Mt. Pleasant) and related digital properties, has announced a new $10,000 grant program designed to help market and enhance local businesses during the COVID-19 emergency. The company is encouraging businesses in Isabella, Clare, Gratiot and Midland counties to submit applications on station websites The grant program had a target… read more

WOOD-TV Hosts Town Hall with Governor Whitmer

On March 26, Nexstar’s WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) held the first of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s virtual Town Hall meetings, answering citizens’ questions from email, video calls and phone about how the state is responding to the COVID-19 situation. The Governor was joined by Dr. Norm Beauchamp, the executive vice president for Health Sciences at Michigan State… read more

Michigan Broadcasters Come Together for Second Town Hall Meeting

On April 2, television and radio broadcasters from throughout Michigan joined a coalition of Detroit television stations to present Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in a Town Hall meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the state. Carolyn Clifford of WXYZ-TV, Huel Perkins of WJBK-TV and Devin Scillian of WDIV-TV served as hosts from their respective studios… read more

WLUC-TV’s Rick Rhodes Stays ‘Yooper Strong’

On March 30, WLUC-TV (Marquette) General Manager Rick Rhodes took to the air to deliver a message to his station’s audience in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula:  “Keep being Yooper Strong.” The message came toward the end of a message that emphasized safety and the need to take seriously the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order by the… read more

WMOM-FM Ludington Sold

Patrick Lopeman’s Bay View Broadcasting has sold WMOM-FM (Pentwater/Ludington) to Hit Radio Media, LLC of Greenville.  The application was filed with the FCC on March 25. Hit Radio Media is equally owned by Jim Chesley of Greenville, Steve Leach of Cape Coral, Fla., and Jeff Lobdell of Grand Rapids.  Chesley is a director and stockholder… read more