Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Beasley Media Group Detroit Collaborates with Local Community Leaders to Host ‘Solutions Not Slogans’

On June 25, Beasley Media Group’s 105.9 Kiss FM (WDMK-FM/Detroit) 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 bridge the gap between residents and the… read more

NATAS Michigan Announces 42nd Annual Regional EMMY® Winners

With an online ceremony held this past Saturday (6/20), National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/Michigan announced the winners of the 42nd Annual Regional EMMY® Awards.  Television stations, both commercial and public, cable networks, ad agencies and production houses throughout Michigan were honored. This was the first year the awards were presented online, due to… read more

Michigan Radio Debuts ‘Kids These Days’ Podcast By Teens, About Teens

Michigan Radio has announced the debut of Kids These Days, a new podcast that offers an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to be a teenager today. This limited-run podcast is hosted by teens, and is a collaboration between Community High School in Ann Arbor and Michigan Radio’s Peabody Award-winning podcast team. Topics range from… read more

Longtime Lansing Broadcaster Mychal Grenawalt Retires after 40 Years

After 40 years in the broadcasting industry, longtime Lansing-area broadcaster Mychal Grenawalt has announced his retirement.  He has spent the last seven years as a senior account executive with Nexstar Broadcasting’s WLNS/WLAJ-TV. After starting in the Detroit market running co-op programs for broadcast, Grenawalt joined the sales team for the launch of WJXQ-FM (Lansing).  He… read more

Northern Michigan Stations Unite for ‘Ask the Governor’

On Thursday evening (6/18), a coalition of northern and Upper Peninsula Michigan television stations hosted Governor Gretchen Whitmer for a coronavirus town hall, dubbed “Ask the Governor.”   WBUP-TV (Ishpeming), WFQX/WFUP-TV (Cadillac/Vanderbilt), WGTU/WGTQ (Traverse City/Sault Ste. Marie),  WJMN-TV (Marquette) and WLUC-TV (Marquette) joins forces and presented an hour with the Governor, including issues that viewers wanted… read more

WDET Reaches Out to Listeners with Zoom Town Hall

While not the only public broadcaster faced with budget concerns over the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, WDET-FM (Detroit) General Manager Mary Zatina hosted a virtual town hall on Zoom to explain WDET’s situation with its listeners. Like so many businesses and non-profit organizations, WDET has lost a substantial portion of the funding that helps… read more

Blarney Stone Broadcasting Q100 Set to Become One Giant Super Q

Q100  WQON-FM (Grayling)  is raising its voice, dramatically expanding its reach throughout central and northern Michigan. Branded by Blarney Stone Broadcasting as “The Only Place for Rock & Roll,” Q100’s new signals will deliver deep cuts spanning 60 years of Rock & Roll and will be heard across Northern Michigan from Clare up to Sault… read more