Category: Southeast Michigan

Entercom Holds Radiothon to Raise Money for Detroit Police Athletic League

On September 21,  Entercom/Detroit radio stations teamed together for the “Step Up to The Plate” Radiothon from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Entercom stations highlighted special prizes for donors every hour and brought stories about the great work PAL does in the community. The first 25 people to donate $1,000 received dirt from the… read more

WSAQ Raises Nearly $150K in Community Roofsit

Radio First/Liggett Communication’s WSAQ-FM (Port Huron) has raised a record $148,405 to benefit the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Council. Q Country 107 WSAQ morning show host Matt Markham has spent this past week living on top of the MI Mutual Mortgage Building, soliciting donations for the CAN council. Markham told WJBK-TV that “We all… 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

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

WDIV Gives Away More Than $100,000 in Digital Advertising to Local Businesses

WDIV-TV (Detroit)’s annual Vote 4 the Best almost didn’t happen this year, after being a tradition for nearly 15 years. The competition involves thousands of local businesses in the Metro Detroit area and many of them were closed due to the pandemic and the station wasn’t sure if anyone would want to participate.  After Governor… read more

WCSX Big Jim’s House To Raise $50,000 for Gleaners Food Bank with Rockin’ Road Trip

WCSX-FM (Detroit) Morning Show Host Big Jim from Big Jim’s House is driving 27 hours on a rockin’ road trip from Detroit to Minnesota to raise $50,000 to benefit Gleaners Food Bank with help from legendary rock recording artist Bob Seger. Big Jim will drive a Chevy truck (provided by Chevrolet) from Detroit to the… read more

Detroit Public TV Will Expand Early Childhood Services to City Neighborhoods

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is moving ahead with plans to take its acclaimed early childhood programs and services to children, families and educators across the city of Detroit. This work is supported by a $400,000, grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and will enhance the work of Hope Starts Here – Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership… read more

WPHM Covers 96th Running of the Mackinac Yacht Race

The Bayview Yacht Club has held their annual Port Huron to Mackinac race for the past 96 years. It is the longest consecutive freshwater yacht race, held through times of peace, war, depression, and most recently, a pandemic. Usually the Port Huron Community goes all out in celebrating the annual event with a carnival, concerts,… read more