Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WION and Local Communities Team Together for Annual “Treasures for Troops” Project

Now in its 8th year, WION (Ionia) Radio’s “Treasures for Troops” collected items on behalf of Blue Star Mothers Chapter #188 of Ionia, Montcalm and Kent Counties and was a success! WION’s broadcast week was November 15th through 19th with broadcasts and call-ins from the Village Market of Muir, Young Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Ionia and the… read more

WLEN’s “Thank A Vet” Breaks A New Record!

Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) broke a record with its annual “Thank A Vet” fundraiser this year, raising $34,697.50 in 12 hours for the “Veterans Dire Need Fund,” distributed through Housing Help of Lenawee. Now in its 16th year, the fundraiser is in celebration of Veterans Day and is an event to raise funds and awareness… read more

WDRQ Raises Funds to House 10 Area Homeless Vets

Cumulus Media announced that its WDRQ-FM (Detroit) held the Broadway’s Veterans Matter Honor-Thon on Thursday, November 11, driving emergency funds to provide 10 local homeless veterans with long-term housing. The Honor-Thon aired from 6-10 a.m. during the morning show. In those four hours, listeners donated $7,100. During the 8am hour, sponsor JDog Junk Removal provided… read more

Cumulus Media Detroit Stations Partner With U.S. Marine Corps For Toys For Tots Drive

Cumulus Media Detroit has announced that its three stations (WDVD-FM, WDRQ-FM and WJR-AM) have partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps for their annual toy drive benefitting Toys for Tots of Southeastern Michigan.  The drive kicked off November 1. “We couldn’t be more proud to support the great work of our U.S. Marine Corps for this… read more

40th Annual WLUC-TV Canathon Underway

The annual WLUC-TV (Marquette) TV6 Canathon kicked off this past Monday (11/1).  The Canathon is a month long effort to collect donations of canned goods to help feed a hungry neighbor.  This is the 40th year for the event and organizations like the Salvation Army say it’s an important effort at a time of year… read more

Cumulus/Flint Raises Over $9000 for Local Kids

On September 30, Cumulus Media’s Flint radio stations (WDZZ-FM/WWCK-FM/WBFE-FM) held a 13-hour radiothon to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint. Over $9,000 was raised from listeners for local kids! The money is used to supply sports equipment, art and academic supplies, game room additions and repairs to the garden Hoop… read more

WILX-TV Holds Telethon To Find Bell Ringer Volunteers

This past Wednesday (10/13), Gray Television’s WILX-TV held a different type of telethon; one that wasn’t intended to directly raise money, but rather intended to find volunteers in the community to help the Salvation Army this upcoming hollday season.  Every year, Salvation Army volunteers are out ringing bells and collecting toys to help make sure… read more

WEYI-TV Owner Armstrong Williams Donating Atmospheric Water Units to Flint

Howard Stirk Holdings (HSH), licensee WEYI-TV (Flint) and its owner Armstrong Williams has announced a partnership with RussKap Holdings to place atmospheric water units in Flint, Michigan. HSH will be donating many units to the City as part of its new partnership. HSH has worked as a leader in bringing new technologies to assist the… read more

Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WLNS-TV Donate $5,000 to Izzo Legacy Foundation

The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation announced September 16 that it will donate $5,000 to the Izzo Legacy Foundation in Lansing, Michigan, on behalf of its WLNS-TV (Lansing). Created and developed by the family of legendary Michigan State University college basketball coach Tom Izzo, including his wife, Lupe, and their daughter Raquel, The Izzo Legacy Foundation’s… read more

WXYZ-TV Helping to Give the Gift of Literacy

Scripps Media’s WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has launched its annual “If You Give a Child a Book …” campaign, supported by the Scripps Howard Foundation.  In a release, the station says “we believe giving children books can take them to new places, open their imaginations, fuel big dreams, plant the seeds for future success and help break… read more