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ENCO Founder Gene Novacek Passes

The MAB has learned that Eugene Novacek, who founded Southfield-based broadcast technology company ENCO has died from pancreatic cancer at age 61.  He passed away in New York City on January 1. Novacek was a professional engineer (P.E.) who held engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He had early jobs at Bechtel… read more

WMUK Adds Second Frequency for Classical Programming

Western Michigan University’s WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) has announced that it is expanding both its news and information programming as well as classical music and fine arts programming with the addition of a second frequency.  On January 20, the station will split its programming with WMUK 102.1 increasing the amount of news and information programming hours with… read more

McKibbin Media Acquires WCSR-AM/FM

After closing on the purchase of Bruce and Sue Goldsen’s Jackson Radio Works’ stations on December 16, Jamie and Katina McKibbin and their McKibbin Media Group have announced the purchase of WCSR-AM/FM (Hillsdale) from longtime second-generation owner Michael Flynn.  WCSR has been in the Flynn family since 1961. McKibbin, speaking to the Hillsdale Daily Reporter,… read more

WDET Names Mary Zatina as New General Manager

Public radio station WDET-FM (Detroit) has named a new General Manager. Mary Zatina, a former assistant general manager of WDET and an alumna of Wayne State University, will now lead operations for the 48,000-watt station. Her appointment is effective January 2, 2020. Zatina has spent the last dozen years as senior vice president of government… read more

Jennifer Watkins Becomes New Marketing Director at WILX

Jennifer Watkins is the new Marketing Director for Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing).  As the Department manager, she will oversee Marketing, Creative Services, Promotions and Community Relations at the station. Watkins is a proud graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Communications and Journalism.  She also holds a Master of Art… read more

Cheyna Roth Leaves MPRN

The Michigan Public Radio Network is sad to announce that Capitol Bureau reporter Cheyna Roth has left the network to join MLive in Grand Rapids as an investigative reporter. MPRN State Capitol Bureau Chief/Managing Editor Rick Pluta said, “Cheyna’s been a great partner to work with. I know that respect for her is shared by… read more

Lansing Television Stations Pitch In For Salvation Army

In the spirit of the holiday season, Lansing television stations WILX-TV, WSYM-TV and WLNS-TV each did their part to help with this year’s Salvation Army Kettle Drive. On December 6, WILX/WSYM News personalities were at two different locations at Lansing’s Eastwood Town Center.  And, on December 13, WLNS-TV had its on-air personalities set up at… read more

Alpha Media Raises $47K for Saginaw and Bay City Rescue Missions

Alpha Media stations in Saginaw held their annual “Sharing Hope” Radiothon this past Wednesday, December 18 to help those in need who are served at the City Rescue Mission in Saginaw and the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission in Bay City. During the 12-hour radiothon, with a goal of $45,000, listener donations, as well as matching… read more

WMGC’s ‘Big Top Toy Drop’ Raises Over $40K in Toys

Beasley Media Group’s WMGC-FM (105.1 The Bounce)/Detroit teamed up with Lafontaine KIA, Community Financial Credit Union and Lady Jane’s Wicked Awesome Wishes to present Gello’s Big Top Toy Drop. The collection raised over $40,000 in new toys for children during the holiday season. The event took place from Friday, December 6-13 at Lafontaine KIA in… read more

WGHN, WMPA ‘Cover the Tri Cities’ with Coats

WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM (Grand Haven), in partnership with Plantenga’s Cleaners has announced that this year’s “Covering the Tri Cities Coat Drive” was a great success! The drive took place during the month of November with collection sites at numerous businesses and community partners of WGHN’s family of radio stations and Plantenga’s Cleaners. WGHN said in… read more