Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Gray Television Closes on Meredith Stations

As anticipated, Gray Television closed on its previously announced acquisition of Meredith Corporation’s Local Media Group (“Meredith”) and its 17 television stations in 12 local markets for $16.99 per share in cash, or $2.8 billion in total enterprise value. Gray’s portfolio of television stations now serve 113 local markets reaching approximately 36 percent of U.S…. read more

Beasley Celebrates 60th Birthday!

On December 2, Beasley Media Group (BMG) employees across the country gathered to celebrate the company’s official 60th anniversary in broadcasting. Late BMG Founder George G. Beasley, who passed away in June this past year due to complications from COVID, officially launched the company with the unveiling of his very first radio station, WPYB-AM in… read more

Detroit Rock Radio Personality John O’Leary Dead at 67

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the MAB learned of the tragic death of Detroit radio personality John O’Leary. O’Leary, who was 67, had been missing for nearly a week.  Friends told the Detroit Free Press that he wasn’t returning phone calls and was missing meetings about upcoming projects all while his Facebook page went dormant. O’Leary… read more

Michelle Dunaway Joins WXMI-TV

WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) has hired former WWTV/WWUP-TV anchor Michelle Dunaway.  Dunaway will be joining Fox-17’s Morning News as anchor/reporter. She made the announcement on her social media pages including this announcement on her Facebook page: “In continuing coverage of our life’s transitions, I am beyond thrilled to announce my next big career move – back… read more

WLEN’s “Thank A Vet” Breaks A New Record!

Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) broke a record with its annual “Thank A Vet” fundraiser this year, raising $34,697.50 in 12 hours for the “Veterans Dire Need Fund,” distributed through Housing Help of Lenawee. Now in its 16th year, the fundraiser is in celebration of Veterans Day and is an event to raise funds and awareness… read more

Alpha Media Names New Regional VPs; Foster to Oversee Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin

Alpha Media, which operates radio stations across 44 markets in the United States, announced this past Monday (11/15) the promotion of Brian Foster and Les Tuttle to the roles of Regional Vice Presidents. Foster will oversee Alpha markets in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan, while Tuttle will handle Missouri, Minnesota and select markets in Iowa. Both… read more

Michigan Radio Expands Service in Lansing on 89.7 FM, WLNZ

Michigan Radio has announced that it has expanded its coverage in the Lansing area on 89.7 FM, WLNZ. Through a partnership with Lansing Community College, licensee of WLNZ, Michigan Radio will provide public radio programming for the Lansing station, with a simulcast of its NPR news and information programming and award winning statewide news coverage…. read more

Beasley Media Group Detroit Unveils the RIFF Rock Hall

Beasley Media Group Detroit’s WRIF-FM has officially launched “The RIFF Rock Hall,” an online experience highlighting 50 years of Detroit’s legendary rock station. Through its unique interactivity, listeners can easily move from room to room, clicking through five decades of history in an immersive virtual environment, showcasing WRIF’s rock n’ roll leadership and innovation in… read more