Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WLEN’s ‘Thank a Vet’ 2020 Breaks Record Fundraising for Lenawee County Veterans in Need

On November 11, Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) hosted their 15th Annual Thank a Vet day. This day is in celebration of Veterans Day and is an event to raise funds and awareness for homeless and other veterans in need in Lenawee County. $32,859.82 was raised in 12 hours for the “Veterans Dire Need Fund” distributed… read more

COVID Didn’t Stop WION’s ‘Treasures for Troops!’

By: Jim Carlyle, co-owner/manager, WION Despite the restrictions that the State of Michigan has imposed in the apparent effort to arrest the pandemic, a team of dedicated people still orchestrated WION’s yearly “Treasures for Troops!” WION Radio (Ionia) is proud to announce that with it’s partners, WGLM in Greenville/Lakeview MI, WRWW-LP at Lowell High School,… read more

Black Diamond Broadcasting Blankets the North with Warmth

The stations of Black Diamond Broadcasting are teaming together with local Toyota dealers to “Blanket the North with Warmth” now through December 6.  The stations will be broadcasting live from varies Toyota dealer to collect new blankets, pillows, sheet and towels for those in need as the cold weather has returned. Everything you donate for… read more

WCMU Teams with Newspaper to Present Virtual Town Hall

On November 17, WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) will team with the Midland Daily News to present a town hall with Midland County’s top health officials as our guests to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. Fred Yanoski, director/health officer for Midland County Department of Public Heath, and Dr. Catherine Bodnar, medical director for Midland County Department… read more

WLUC Takes Canathon 2020 Virtual

WLUC-TV has teamed up with area radio stations to present the annual TV6 Canathon.  With the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event is virtual. Rather than donating cans at various collection sites, participants can make a monetary donation to the food pantry of their choice on the official event website. Canathon director Scott Zerbel says after… read more

WHMI Hosts Congressional Race Debate With 8th District Candidates Slotkin, Junge

On October 6, Krol Communication’s WHMI-FM (Howell) hosted a debate between Michigan’s 8th District Democratic incumbent Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Holly and Republican challenger Paul Junge of Brighton.  The debate was the third and final debate between the candidates. WHMI News Director John King moderated the one-hour broadcast, which was heard live on the station… read more

WKZO Airs State District 61 Candidate Debate

On October 16, Midwest Communication’s WKZO-AM/FM (Kalamazoo) aired a live debate between candidates vying for the Michigan House District 61 seat.  WKZO’s Ken Lanphear and Jeana Gondek moderated the debate between Democratic candidate and Kalamazoo County Commissioner Christine Morse and Republican candidate Bronwyn Haltom, who discussed various issues concerning Michigan residents. Both are campaigning for… read more

Beasley Detroit Hosts ‘Solutions Not Slogans’ Zoom Event

On October 20, Beasley Media Group’s 105.9 KISS-FM (WDMK-FM) 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 encourage listeners residing in Metro Detroit area… read more

Townsquare Raises Nearly $95K for Flint’s Hurley Children’s Hospital

Townsquare Media radio stations in Flint raised $94,915 in its first annual ‘Let’s Make Miracles’ Radiothon for Hurley Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.  The 2-day event was held October 8 and 9. The stations (WCRZ-FM/WFNT-AM/WLCO-AM/WQUS-FM/WRCL-FM/WWBN-FM) were broadcasting from a tent setup outside the Townsquare Media studios and solicited donations from listeners, many which… read more

Radio First, Port Huron Police Join Forces for ‘Cops & Jocks Dinner’

On October 13, Radio First/Liggett Communication’s Port Huron radio stations, together with the Port Huron Police Department, hosted the annual Cops & Jocks Spaghetti Dinner, a fundraiser that supports the local C.A.P.T.U.R.E. program.  And this year’s dinner exceeded all fundraising expectations, according to Port Huron Police Chief Joe Platzer. The final total was announced Wednesday… read more