Category: MAPB

Michigan Radio Debuts ‘Kids These Days’ Podcast By Teens, About Teens

Michigan Radio has announced the debut of Kids These Days, a new podcast that offers an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to be a teenager today. This limited-run podcast is hosted by teens, and is a collaboration between Community High School in Ann Arbor and Michigan Radio’s Peabody Award-winning podcast team. Topics range from… read more

WDET Reaches Out to Listeners with Zoom Town Hall

While not the only public broadcaster faced with budget concerns over the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, WDET-FM (Detroit) General Manager Mary Zatina hosted a virtual town hall on Zoom to explain WDET’s situation with its listeners. Like so many businesses and non-profit organizations, WDET has lost a substantial portion of the funding that helps… read more

IPR Welcomes MSU’s Cassidy Hough as Environmental News Intern

Interlochen Public Radio has announced a new environmental news intern, Cassidy Hough. Houghy is a junior at Michigan State University, double majoring in environment, science and health reporting journalism and environmental studies and sustainability. A recipient of the Michael and Sandra Clark scholarship in environmental journalism, she also received the Meeman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate… read more

Interlochen Public Radio Receives Google New Initiative Grant for COVID-19 Coverage

Interlochen Public Radio has received $5,000 from Google News Initiative’s Journalism Emergency Relief Fund. The Journalism Emergency Relief Fund was founded to support the production of original journalism for local communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund provides financial assistance to small- and medium-sized news organizations around the globe producing original news for… read more

WKAR Adds Spanish Language Programming

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

CMU Public Radio Debuts New Signal in FM Station Network

CMU Public Radio’s network of stations expanded in recent days with the debut of WCMV-FM (Leland). The former WFCX was purchased by Central Michigan University late last year from Northern Broadcast and was closed on last week. WCMV’s 20.5kw signal provides full coverage over much of the northwest lower peninsula, including Traverse City.  CMU previously… read more

Former Michigan Radio Host Jenn White Named National Host of WAMU, NPR’s 1A

WAMU-FM (Washington, DC) announced on Thursday (5/7) that Jenn White has been selected as the new host of the nationally syndicated NPR show 1A. No stranger to public media, White comes to 1A from WBEZ Chicago, where she hosts the station’s midday talk program Reset with Jenn White. She also hosted WBEZ’s critically acclaimed podcasts… read more