Category: Connecting to Local Communities

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

MacDonald Garber Broadcasting Hosts Food Drive in Northern Michigan

To help with the pressure put on area food banks during the COVID-19 crisis, the stations of MacDonald Garber Broadcasting came together the week of May 18 to present “Feed Northern Michigan Week.”  Stations participating included WKHQ-FM, WLXT-FM, WZTC-FM and WLXV-FM. AllAccess reports that all of the on air personalities got involved on a personal… read more

WXMI Presents ‘Stand-up & Help’ with Feeding America West Michigan

On May 29, E.W. Scripps’ WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) hosted “Stand-up & Help” with Feeding America West Michigan, a live fundraiser to help provide meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The one-hour special featured local West Michigan comedians and stories about how Feeding America West Michigan is helping the local citizens through the present crisis. The station… read more

WHTS’s Jackie Green Runs to Raise Thousands for Kids Food Basket

On April 20, WHTS-FM (Grand Rapids) morning co-host Jackie Green ran a 26.2-mile marathon through downtown Grand Rapids, raising nearly $4,000 for Kids Food Basket, an organization that provides meals for kids and has stepped up its efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic when local children no longer have the guaranteed easy access to the safety… read more

WWTV/WWUP, WTCM Raise $6,610 for 4 Local Charities

Back in February, Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) and Midwestern Broadcasting’s WTCM (Traverse City) partnered to put on the first-ever Traverse City Golf Expo.  This both celebrated one of Northern Michigan’s favorite summer sports and raised money for local charities. The totals were just announced and four different non-profits will each receive $1,652.50 thanks to the… read more

WSGW Honored as 2020 Service to America Awards Finalist

The NAB Leadership Foundation announced Thursday (5/28) that Alpha Media’s WSGW-AM/FM (Saginaw) Sharing Hope Radiation is among the finalists for its 2020 Service to America Awards. The awards recognize outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be announced during the organization’s Celebration of Service to America Awards program, which will be held this year… read more

WLUC-TV Fills U.P. Food Banks with Virtual Can-A-Thon

Gray Television’s WLUC-TV (Marquette) is raising money for area food banks with the “WLUC Virtual Canathon.” Unlike past “canathons” and with social distancing in place, food banks are asking for monetary donations to be sent directly to them.  A list of participating food banks that WLUC viewers can donate to is listed on the station… read more

WILX Raisies more than $10K to ‘Feed the Frontline’

Partnering with PCFU and local restaurants, Gray Media’s WILX-TV (Lansing) has raised more the $10,000 in its ongoing effort to “Feed the Frontline.” On Monday (5/11), the station announced that donations had totaled $10,551 as it served up lunch with Ryan’s Roadhouse to Sparrow Clinton Hospital. The “Feed the Frountline” effort began on  April 14… read more

WGHN/WMPA Puts COVID-19 Pandemic Front and Center

WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM (Grand Haven) has been making sure their listeners are informed about the reality of COVID-19, both in terms of the seriousness of the threat it represents and in making sure people understand that everyone has the power to fight the disease. The WGHN Morning Show “Good Morning Grand Haven” has focused on… read more

Flint Stations Host Congressional Town Hall

On Thursday, May 7, Flint/Saginaw/Bay City TV stations came together again for the second time in a week to present another COVID-19 Town Hall, this time featuring Congressmen Dan Kildee (D-5) and John Moolenaar (R-4). The two U.S. Representatives took questions from a trio of reporters, each representing their respective television stations in the market. … read more