Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Battle Creek’s WBCK Turns 71!

On July 9, 1948, WBCK went live as the third radio station to join the Battle Creek area. WBCK started as a 1000-watt directional AM station at 930 on the dial was built right after World War II, as building materials finally became available again. The station was built just east of the Battle Creek… read more

900th Program Milestone for Traverse City Radio Program, ‘Words to the Wise’

On Tuesday, July 16, Midwestern Broadcasting’s WTCM-AM (Traverse City) morning host Ron Jolly and Mike “The Professor” Sheehan will broadcast the 900th edition of their weekly radio program, “Words to the Wise” live from the stage of the Traverse City Opera House. Words to the Wise is believed to be the longest-running radio program of… read more

iHeart Promotes Cheron Sanders in Detroit

iHeartMedia/Detroit has promoted Cheron Sanders to Program Director of WMXD-FM.  She will report to Bill Black, Director of Urban Programming for iHeartMedia Detroit’s  WJLB-FM and WMXD. Sanders is a media veteran who previously served as Assistant Program Director for 97.9 WJLB and WMXD.  She joined the company in 2001 and has since held various positions,… read more

WBCK/WBXX Raise Nearly $78K for Haven Of Rest

On June 21 and 22, Townsquare Media’s WBCK-FM/WBXX-FM (Battle Creek) held their 13th Roofsit event to fund Haven Of Rest’s Inasmuch House for the Homeless.  The  goal was to raise $70,000 this year and the station’s listeners came through and exceeded that goal, raising (at press time) $77,254.22. The event was held on the roof… read more

Former WBUP/WBKP-TV Chief Engineer Gerry Heyn Passes

The MAB has learned that former Lake Superior Community Broadcasting Corporation (WBUP/WBKP-TV) Chief Engineer Gerald H. (Gerry) Heyn passed away May 29 at age 83. Heyn, who was featured in a 2016 MAB Engineering Spotlight, also spent 23 years at WNMU-TV and Radio.  He also worked in communication systems, repairing CCTV cameras used for mining, paper and pulp… read more