Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WDET Debuts New Broadcast/Podcast Series: Essential Cooking

WDET-FM 101.9’s Ann Delisi, host of Essential Music, and award-winning chef James Rigato of Hazel Park’s Mabel Gray restaurant formed a friendship several years ago over their mutual love of food and music. They have since collaborated on cooking events and talked about music and food on WDET’s airwaves. The duo’s latest joint venture —… read more

Townsquare Battle Creek Raises $35,750 for Homeless Shelter

On Friday, June 26, Townsquare Media’s WBCK-FM and WBXX-FM (Battle Creek) presented their 14th Annual Roofsit, raising money to benefit the Haven of Rest’s Inasmuch House, Calhoun County’s only shelter for homeless families. The event is usually held over two days. This year it was one.  Personalities from both stations were live for 12 hours… read more

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