Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WDET Partners with StoryCorps to Foster Connection Across America’s Political Divides

WDET-FM (Detroit) has partnered with StoryCorps — the national nonprofit dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs — as part of StoryCorps’ One Small Step Radio Station Hubs project. Citizens from across the political spectrum are invited to participate by signing up at wdet.org/onesmallstep. WDET is one… read more

NextGen TV Service Evoca Partners with Heritage Broadcasting in Northern Michigan

Evoca, a new NextGen television service has announced the service will launch in Traverse City, Michigan this May. In partnership with Heritage Broadcasting. area residents will also have access to the regional sports network MISportsNow Plus.  Heritage owns WWTV/WWUP-TV in Cadillac. For $25 per month plus a receiver and no contract, Evoca subscribers will have… read more

Free Webinar: Jacobs Media to Present the Techsurvey 2022 Results

Jacobs Media Strategies will present the results of its 18th annual Techsurvey with a free webinar this Tuesday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.  Techsurvey is the radio broadcasting industry’s largest survey, with this year’s 18th annual study seeing participation from 474 radio stations, producing nearly 31,000 surveys from core radio listeners. Jacobs writes, “This… read more

Southwest Michigan Journalism Collaborative To Examine Community’s Mental Health Challenges and Solutions

In an effort to enhance the news landscape and promote diversity and inclusion of voices among journalists and news sources in Southwest Michigan, a group of 12 news media outlets and organizations have formed the Southwest Michigan Journalism Collaborative (SWMJC). The media and community partners of the SWMJC include: Community Voices Encore Magazine Kalamazoo Community… read more

WKAR Public Media GM Susi Elkins Accepts Position at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

Susi Elkins, WKAR Public Media General Manager and Director of Broadcasting at Michigan State University, will leave the station to become chief community development officer at Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) in East Lansing. Elkins, who began her career at WKAR as a student employee and became general manager in 2017, made the… read more

Winners Announced in 2021 MAPME Broadcast Contest

The annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition has announced winners in the 2021 Michigan APME awards. In the broadcast category, General Excellence awards for 2021 went to WDIV-TV (Detroit), WDET-FM (Detroit) and WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing). Michigan’s Public Radio stations dominated the radio categories in all market sizes.  In television, Michigan’s commercial stations placed… read more