Category: January 2019

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Kim Krause

Kim Krause is currently the VP/General Manager of WXMI, a FOX affiliate and Tribune Media property in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Kim was named VP/General Manager of WXMI, in January 2017. Before taking over the GM position, Kim worked as VP of Sales and Marketing for WZZM, the ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids. Prior to her… read more

Lawmaker Introduced Lottery Winner Anonymity Bill

Legislation that would allow Michigan winners of multi-state lottery games to remain anonymous was introduced last week. Senator Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington) introduced Senate Bill 38. Under current Michigan law, winners are anonymous unless they win Mega Millions or Powerball prizes.

Lora Painter Joins WWMT

WILX-TV (Lansing) morning anchor Lora Painter has announced that she is joining WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo), where she will anchor evenings. Painter’s last day at WILX was January 11. Painter has a Master’s degree from New York University in Broadcast News & Documentary. She is a member of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, Michigan Chapter…. read more

WKAR & WGVU Win 2018 NETA Awards

Public media’s achievements in instructional media, community engagement, promotion and general audience content were honored this past Monday night, January 21 in Salt Lake City at the National Educational Telecommunications Assocation (NETA) Awards presentation.  Two Michigan public television stations were recipients of awards. WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) was recognized in the category Community Engagement Based… read more

WXYZ/WMYD Raises $18K For Metro Detroit Kids

Scripps Media (Detroit) celebrated National Reading Day on January 23 by presenting a check to the United Way of Southeastern Michigan for $18,768 to provide age-appropriate books for children.  The money provided more than 7,500 books that will be used at United Way’s family facilities. The money was raised by WXYZ-TV and WMYD-TV employees, along… read more