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
WKAR NewsTalk (AM870/105.1FM) (East Lansing) is now devoting two hours each weekday afternoon to Spanish language news and information. “One of our objectives at WKAR is to keep everyone informed,” said Drew Henderson, radio station manager for WKAR Public Media. “As we face a global pandemic, having access to timely, trustworthy information can save lives…. read more
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
On Thursday, April 16, Broadcasters in Detroit and statewide took part in another COVID-19 Town Hall, this time featuring Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters. The two took questions from Detroit television anchors Huel Perkins (WJBK-TV), Devin Scillian (WDIV-TV) and Carolyn Clifford (WXYZ-TV). For the second time in two weeks, television stations in Detroit have… read more
Cano Broadcasting’s WOAP-AM Owosso, Mich., is partnering with Owosso High School to provide graduating seniors with a virtual ceremony in late May amid COVID-19 shutdowns and limitations on gatherings. The school will host a drive-in ceremony, and the station will broadcast speeches, music and the names of the graduating students over the air.
Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) television stations are offering up their 24-hour PBS KIDS channels and have special tips for parents about how to keep children learning while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fun and educational K-12 content is offered on-air and on-line for through local Public Television stations. Programs are… read more
The Kiwanis Club of Adrian, in partnership with Lenawee Broadcast’s WLEN-FM, hosted its 26th Annual Radio Auction on February 8. The auction featured hundreds of items donated by local businesses up for bid. The event was broadcast live, raising over $20,000 to benefit the Adrian community. Major Event sponsors included Old National Bank, Iott Insurance… read more
On January 22, Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) partnered with the American Red Cross and Townsquare Media’s WITL-FM to host the Give Blood Telethon. The telethon aired from 5-8 p.m. and more than 112 blood-donation appointments were scheduled during that time. Many of the people who made those appointments were first-time donors. A single donation provides potentially… read more