Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WTLZ Holds Annual ‘Family Affair’ School Supply Giveway

On September 5, Alpha Media’s WTLZ-FM (Saginaw) held its second annual “Family Affair” school supply giveaway at the Dow Events Center. This year, it was a drive-thru event to pass out school supplies. In an interview with WNEM-TV, afternoon personality Yvonne Daniels said, “We know that it takes a village to take care of children… read more

WCMU Public Media hosts Back-to-School Virtual Conversation

On September 2, WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) hosted a “virtual conversation” on Zoom, offering insight on how local Michigan communities are approaching both online and in-person learning while keeping their communities safe.  “Returning to School” featured speakers including Superintendent of Gaylord Community Schools, Brian Pearson; Superintendent of Bay City Public Schools, Stephen C. Bigelow,… read more

WDIV Hosts Virtual Education Town Hall on Return-to-School Plans

On August 13, Graham Media Group’s WDIV-TV (Detroit) hosted a very successful live, virtual “Education Town Hall” on the return to school plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Devin Scillian and Paula Tutman were joined by parents, students, and education leaders from across the state to answer questions on the complicated decisions being made by schools… read more

WQHH Holds 7th Annual Backpack Giveway

For the 7th year in a row, MacDonald Broadcasting’s Power 96.5 WQHH-FM (Lansing) held its annual Backpack Giveway on August 20.  This year’s event, held at the Don Johnson Fieldhouse in Lansing took all precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The station gave away free school supplies for local grade school kids on a first come,… read more

With COVID-19, West Michigan iHeart Stations to Present ‘Flashback Fridays’

MLive is reporting that West Michigan iHeart stations, faced with the postponement of the 2020 high school football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be offering sports fans “Flashback Fridays” beginning August 28. The company’s WMAX-FM (Grand Rapids) and WMUS-FM (Muskegon) will be airing classic high school football matchups from the past for 10… read more

MHSAA Issues New TV Broadcast Rules; No Changes for Radio

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has notified Athletic Directors around the state that they’ve updated their rules on live video broadcast/streaming of events with limited spectatorship.  While radio rules remain the same, these changes loosen the rules for television and local over-the-air TV stations and cable channels may now broadcast games live. The… read more

Entercom Launches ‘Breaking Down the Barriers’ on WWJ News Radio 950 in Detroit

Entercom has announced the launch of “Breaking Down The Barriers,” a two-part community programming initiative on WWJ-AM (Detroit) to celebrate the diversity of the city and its surrounding suburbs. The initiative will include two segments, “Voices of the Community” and “Black Business Minute,” both began August 10. “Breaking Down the Barriers” is part of Entercom’s… read more

WCMU Public Media Hosts Town Hall on Moving Forward from Flooding

On August 11, WCMU Public Media and the Midland Center for the Arts hosted a one-hour virtual town hall titled “Moving Forward: Midland.”  The town hall was a forum to talk about how businesses, nonprofits and families are moving forward, following millions of dollars of flood damage in the Midland area which occurred on top… read more

WKHM Debuts The Chamber Show

McKibbin Media Group has announced the debut of “The Chamber Show,” a monthly program to air on the company’s WKHM-AM (Jackson).  Presented in partnership with The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, the show hosted by Pat O’Dowd, Business Development Manager and Tim Booth, Events and Legislative Affairs Manager will tell the story of the Chamber,… read more