Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Mark Sandstedt Named Market Manager at WMTE-FM

45 North Media has announced that Mark Sandstedt has been appointed Market Manager of the company’s WMTE-FM (Manistee).  Sandstedt, who got his start in radio at WMTE-AM/WRRK-FM in Manistee, worked on-air and behind the scenes at several stations in Grand Rapids including WOOD-AM, WLAV-FM and WGRD-FM. Sandstedt co-founded MS Creative Services which his wife Karen,… read more

Port Huron’s WPHM to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Liggett Communication’s News/Talk/Sports 1380 WPHM will be celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. WPHM has teamed up with Lake Huron Medical Center to mark the occasion with special tributes, promotional announcements and historical flashbacks planned throughout the rest of 2022. In March of 1947, the radio station originally known as WTTH was first issued a… read more

Chris Tyler Joins Midwest Communications’ WWDK

Midwest Communications has announced that Lansing radio vet Chris Tyler has joined the company’s WWDK-FM. MWC Lansing Market Manager Mark Jaycox commented, “We’re excited to have Chris on our team. After spending 20+ years working in Country radio in the Lansing/East Lansing market, his extensive knowledge of the format & passion for serving this community… read more

WILX Makes An Impact with Food Drive

Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) partnered with the Lansing Brewing Company, the Greater Lansing Food Bank and the South Michigan Food Bank to collect non-perishables during the last week of February. The campaign wrapped up on Friday (2/25). For those unable to donate at the dropoff locations, the station opened its phone bank on the final… read more

Former WWJ-TV Engineer Peter Sockett To Be Honored by NAB

Former Detroit SMPTE Section Manager and WWJ-TV Assistant Chief Engineer Peter Sockett will be honored at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas. Sockett is currently Director of Engineering and Operations for North Carolina-based Capitol Broadcasting Company.  He will be recipient of the organization’s 2022 NAB Engineering Award for TV at the show, held April… read more

WYCD’s Rachel & Grunwald Inducted to Country Radio Hall Of Fame

The Country Radio Broadcasters Class of 2022 Country Radio Hall of Fame honorees have been announced and the list includes WYCD-FM (Detroit) morning personalities Rachel & Grunwald will join the Hall of Fame when induction ceremonies are held June 30 in Nashville. Rachael Hunter and Steve Grunwald have been a part of the morning team… read more

Upper Peninsula broadcaster Elmer Aho Dies at 90

Longtime Upper Peninsula broadcasters Elmer Aho, host of “American Country Gold” on WFXD-FM in Marquette, passed away this past Sunday (2/20) at the age of 91 following a brief illness.  Aho was a Saturday-night fixture in U.P. radio for decades. His show consisted of classic country music, “home-spun” stories, and listener requests. Born and raised in… read more

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to Purchase Taconite Broadcasting (Marquette)

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community announced February 18 that they have entered into an agreement with Tom Mogush of Taconite Broadcasting Inc. to purchase his radio stations in Marquette. The KBIC currently owns WCUP-FM and WGLI-FM, both in the Western U.P.  Mogush owns WMQT-FM and WZAM-AM, both based in Marquette. Kim Klopstein, President of the… read more