Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WXMI-TV Celebrates 40th Birthday!

Scripps Media’s WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) celebrated its 40th Anniversary this month!  The station signing on as an independent station on March 18, 1982 under the call letters WWMA-TV.  It became WXMI-TV in 1983 and four years later joined the FOX television network. WXMI-TV General Manager Kim Krause said in a statement, “It’s incredible to think… read more

Audacy Announces New Co-Anchor in Morning Drive on WWJ-AM

Audacy has announced that television news veteran Jonathan Carlson has joined WWJ-AM (Detroit) as the new morning drive co-anchor. Carlson joins Roberta Jasina weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET, beginning April 18. “We are thrilled to have Jonathan, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, join our team as a morning anchor,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior… read more

WHMI Names New News Director

Krol Communications has announced that veteran Detroit newsman Ken Rogulski will be joining its WHMI-FM (Howell) as News Director and morning drive anchorman.  Rogulski held down a number of assignments at WJR-AM (Detroit) for almost two decades including newscaster, street reporter, fill-in talk show host for the late Frank Beckmann and performing his live annual… read more

WOTV 4 Women Rebrands to ABC 4 West Michigan

Nexstar’s WOTV-TV (Battle Creek/Grand Rapids) has announced the next chapter of its brand evolution. On March 23, viewers began experiencing their favorite WOTV content as “ABC 4 West Michigan.” ABC 4 West Michigan focuses on several brand pillars including special features on entertainment content, local guides and contests.  The station’s entertainment-centric rebrand happens just in… read more

West Central Michigan Media Ministries to Acquire WMPA-FM

On April 16, an application was filed with the FCC to assign the license of WMPA-FM (Ferrysburg/Grand Haven) from Will Tieman and Wendy Hart’s WGHN Inc. to non-commercial operator West Central Michigan Media Ministries. WGHN Inc. will retain AC 92.1 WGHN-FM and “Oldies 94.9” 1370 WGHN/94.9 W235CM Grand Haven. WMPA will join the buyer’s Christian… read more

Applications are now open for the 2022 MIW Mildred Carter Mentoring Program

Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) has opened up applications for its MIW Mildred Carter Mentoring Program.  The MIW Mentoring Program pairs mentees with successful women leaders in all areas of radio broadcasting. If selected, your mentor can help you face upcoming challenges, build your network and reach your goals. Four candidates – within… read more

WLUC’s Steve Asplund Says ‘Happy Trails and See You Down the Road’

Steve Asplund, longtime news anchor at WLUC-TV (Marquette), broadcast his final show this past Wednesday (3/16), retiring after a 43-year career at the station.  Asplund has held various roles at the station for more than 42 years, most recently with news director responsibilities. During his final broadcast, he delivered an emotional final farewell, surrounded by… read more

Major Broadcasters Launch NextGen TV in Flint

On March 15, Flint’s leading television stations began broadcasting with NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0), the revolutionary new digital broadcast technology. Stations participating in the launch include WJRT-TV, WNEM-TV, WSMH-TV, WEYI-TV and WBSF-TV. Based on the same fundamental technology as the Internet and digital apps, NextGen TV can support a wide range of features that are… read more