Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WDRQ Raises Funds to House 10 Area Homeless Vets

Cumulus Media announced that its WDRQ-FM (Detroit) held the Broadway’s Veterans Matter Honor-Thon on Thursday, November 11, driving emergency funds to provide 10 local homeless veterans with long-term housing. The Honor-Thon aired from 6-10 a.m. during the morning show. In those four hours, listeners donated $7,100. During the 8am hour, sponsor JDog Junk Removal provided… read more

MAB’s Sam Klemet Talks to Jeremy Whiting of MSU’s Award-Winning IMPACT 89

Several weeks ago, IMPACT 89 (WDBM-FM), Michigan State University’s student-run radio station received national acclaim as recipient of the 2021 College Media Association Four-Year College Radio Station of the Year Pinnacle Award. As a follow-up to the award, Incoming MAB President/CEO Sam Klemet sat down with IMPACT 89 General Manager Jeremy Whiting to discuss the… read more

Cumulus Media Detroit Stations Partner With U.S. Marine Corps For Toys For Tots Drive

Cumulus Media Detroit has announced that its three stations (WDVD-FM, WDRQ-FM and WJR-AM) have partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps for their annual toy drive benefitting Toys for Tots of Southeastern Michigan.  The drive kicked off November 1. “We couldn’t be more proud to support the great work of our U.S. Marine Corps for this… read more

Former WMLM Owner Passes

WMLM-AM (Alma) founder and former owner Gregory William Siefker passed away at age 76 on November 10. Siefker, a resident of nearby St. Louis, moved to Gratiot County in 1977 and fullfilled his dream to start his own radio.  On December 15, 1977, he signed on WMLM-AM 1520 AM, “The Big M,” and operated the… read more

WYCD Detroit Wins Marconi For Top Country Station

The National Association of Broadcasters named Audacy WYCD-FM (Detroit) its 2021 Country Station of the Year during Wednesday’s (11/10) virtual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Celebration. WYCD previously won the award in 2012. Marconi finalists were selected by a task force of broadcasters, and the winners were voted on by the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Selection… read more

WHTC’s “Alegria Latina” Founder Lupita Reyes Retiring

Lupita Reyes created Holland’s first Spanish-language radio show at WHTC-AM/FM’s studios on Central Avenue in Holland more than 57 years ago. On December 31, 2021, she’s retiring. Reyes wanted a Spanish-language show to serve Holland’s growing Latino community and asked the station’s then-manager, Bill Gargano, to make it happen. After some back-and-forth — and Gargano’s… read more

MAB Salutes Traffic Directors from Across Michigan

This past Tuesday (11/2), The Michigan Association of Broadcasters was honored to recognize Traffic Directors from across the state on National Traffic Professionals Day, which was the 101st anniversary of the first commercial broadcast. Their hard work is often unseen but is critical in ensuring viewers and listeners in Michigan get the important news, information… read more

WMUK finalizes purchase of WKDS 89.9 FM

Western Michigan University has announced that it has finalized purchase of WKDS-FM from Kalamazoo Public Schools.  The station was purchased on behalf of the University’s WMUK-FM, after approval was granted by the governing boards of both bodies. The total purchase is valued at $186,000, including a three-year tower lease agreement. WMUK has been operating WKDS… read more