Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Detroit Public TV Will Expand Early Childhood Services to City Neighborhoods

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is moving ahead with plans to take its acclaimed early childhood programs and services to children, families and educators across the city of Detroit. This work is supported by a $400,000, grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and will enhance the work of Hope Starts Here – Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership… read more

Midwest Family Consolidates WSJM-AM/FM; Launches New Format on AM w/FM Translator

Mid-West Family Broadcasting (St. Joseph/Benton Harbor) has shuffled the programming on two of its stations:  News/Talk WSJM -FM and Sports-Talk 1400 WSJM-AM have merged their programming together onto the FM side, while the AM and it’s FM translator have flipped to Alternative as “106.1 The New QYQ,” along with shiny new WQYQ call letters. FYI:… read more

Interlochen Public Radio to Offer Milliken Broadcast to MPRN Stations

Interlochen Public Radio has announced that it will air and make available to other MPRN stations, the Memorial for Governor William G. Milliken, which will be held at Interlochen Center for the Arts on August 6. The memorial was previously set to take place in the Milliken Auditorium at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City…. read more

NAB Launches Toolkit for Stations to Celebrate 100 Years of Radio

The National Association of Broadcasters is counting down the 100 days to the centennial anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast with an online and on-air #Radio100 campaign. On Wednesday (7/15), the NAB released today the #Radio100 toolkit to help stations celebrate this incredible milestone. The toolkit features a celebratory video, social media assets, scripts and other… read more

Northern Radio Sells WSRJ to Good News Media

Northern Radio continues to spin off stations in Northern Michigan.  On July 14, an application was filed with the FCC to sell silent WSRJ-FM (Honor/Traverse City) to non-commercial operator Good News Media, Inc. of Traverse City. Good News Media currently owns and operates WLJN-AM-FM (Traverse City), WJLW-AM (Cadillac), WLJD-FM (Charlevoix) and WLJW-FM (Fife Lake). Sales… read more

WPHM Covers 96th Running of the Mackinac Yacht Race

The Bayview Yacht Club has held their annual Port Huron to Mackinac race for the past 96 years. It is the longest consecutive freshwater yacht race, held through times of peace, war, depression, and most recently, a pandemic. Usually the Port Huron Community goes all out in celebrating the annual event with a carnival, concerts,… read more

WILX Announces ‘Studio 10’ Daily News and Lifestyle Program

Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) has announced an October start date for a news and lifestyle show called “Studio 10″ to air weekdays at 4 p.m. on-air and on-line. The brand-new hour-long program is currently under development and is expected to have segments focusing on local food, fitness, health, parenting, auto, travel, entertainment, local news and… read more

WCCW Serves Up ‘Concerts on the Lawn’ During Pandemic

Summers in Traverse City have, for many years, included a “Concert on the Lawn” series, where free concerts were put on at the grounds of the GT Pavilions. Faced with cancellation, Deb Allen, Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation, approached Midwestern Broadcasting General Manger Chris Warren with her dilemma and an idea! What… read more