Category: Connecting to Local Communities

The BOUNCE Unwraps Details for Holiday Toy Collection to Benefit Motor City Kids

Beasley Media Group, LLC, a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. announced 105.1 The BOUNCE (WMGC-FM) will team up with Lafontaine KIA, Community Financial Credit Union and Lady Jane’s Wicked Awesome Wishes to help provide kids with toys during the holiday season with Gello’s Big Top Toy Drop. The event will take place on Friday,… read more

WLEN’s ‘Thank A Vet’ Fundraiser Raises $30,570.69

On November 11, WLEN-FM (Adrian) hosted it’s 14th 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. The event raised $30,570.69 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. for the “Veterans Dire Need… read more

WXYZ-TV Teams Up with Art Van for 11th ‘Together We Can’ Community Food Drive

For the 11th consecutive year, WXYZ-TV (Detroit) and Art Van Furniture are teaming up with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan to fight hunger in metro Detroit with their annual “Together We Can” food drive. They will be collecting non-perishable food donations from through Saturday, November 30. “We know every can, bag or box… read more

WYCD Hosts Fox Theatre Benefit for Military Families

On November 6, Entercom’s WYCD-FM (Detroit) hosted “Stars and Strings,” a benefit for military families with an artist lineup that would look impressive on a major festival bill, let alone performing together in the relatively intimate environment of a theater: Heavyweight hit-makers including Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd, Jon Pardi… read more

Radio Has Strong Partnerships in the Ionia County Area

By: Jim Carlyle, Co-Owner/Manager WION On Friday, October 18, WION (Ionia) held it’s annual broadcast with the “Link Crew”; students of Ionia High School just ahead of the homecoming game. This annual event raises money for the students of the Link Crew who are known for their mentoring and leadership roles with other younger students… read more

WJLB Presents 36th Annual Coats for Kids

iHeartMedia’s WJLB-FM (Detroit) will hold its 36th annual Coats for Kids event this Saturday, November 2 from Noon to 6 p.m. at Allegiant One Stop in Warren.  The station is working with the Salvation Army of Eastern Michigan to make sure everyone stays warm this winter.  Anyone who donates a coat or cash will receive… read more

WSGW Launches Food For Families Campaign

Alpha Media’s WSGW-AM/FM (Saginaw) has launched its annual Food for Families campaign, designed to raise non-perishable food donations to help those in need served by Salvation Army offices in its coverage area. The station is asking listeners to donate food items and in exchange, those donating will receive a free copy (while supplies lasts) of… read more

Mojo in the Morning Kicks off the “Breaking and Entering Christmas Wish”

iHeartMedia WKQI-FM (Detroit) morning personality Mojo has kicked off “Mojo’s Breaking and Entering Christmas Wish” again for 2019 in an effort to provide Christmas for those in need.  This will be the 16th year of the campaign. According to the station website, Mojo was inspired by a morning show in another city that began this… read more

Radio First Hosts Cops & Jocks Spaghetti Dinner

On October 22, Liggett Communications/Radio First’s Port Huron radio stations, together with the Port Huron Police Department, hosted the annual Cops & Jocks Spaghetti Dinner.  The fundraiser supports the  local C.A.P.T.U.R.E. Program. The general public was invited to have a dinner served by either Port Huron Police or an on-air talent from Radio First’s WPHM-AM/WBTI-FM/WSAQ-FM/WHLS-AM/WHLX-AM…. read more

WDET Wins 2019 Local The Works Contest

Public radio station WDET-FM (Detroit) has received a $5000 prize as winner in the 2019 Local That Works contest, for a project that tells stories of the region’s communities through audio and photography.  Since 2014, “Framed by WDET” has featured 10 communities, presenting images and audio stories in art exhibitions and community spaces. The annual Local… read more