Category: MAPB

WEMU Celebrates 55 Years!

December 8 marked 55 years since Eastern Michigan University’s WEMU-FM first went on the air.  WEMU began broadcasting at a frequency of 88.1 FM in 1965 from the Quirk Building on Eastern Michigan University’s campus. In 1976, the station moved to King Hall, and in February 1977, WEMU began to feature a primarily jazz format…. read more

WDET Launches Season 3 of ‘Created Equal’ Podcast

WDET-FM (Detroit) has announced the debut of Season 3 of its podcast series Created Equal. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson in one-on-one interviews that were recorded throughout 2020, “Created Equal” pulls apart the strings of inequality that run through the American experience. Each episode explores the question — How did we arrive at… read more

Latino Public Broadcasting and WKAR Present New Digital Short Film Series ‘Latinos Are Essential’

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) is pleased to partner with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) on Latinos Are Essential, a campaign created to honor the work of the dedicated “essential workers” — health care providers, teachers, food service workers, retail clerks and others — who have kept our country going while caring for their own families…. read more

WCMU Teams with Newspaper to Present Virtual Town Hall

On November 17, WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) will team with the Midland Daily News to present a town hall with Midland County’s top health officials as our guests to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. Fred Yanoski, director/health officer for Midland County Department of Public Heath, and Dr. Catherine Bodnar, medical director for Midland County Department… read more

Washington Post’s ‘The Fix’ Names Top Political Reporters in Each State: 4 Michigan Broadcasters Included

On October 27, the Washington Post’s daily 2020 political column “The Fix” announced its list of the top political reporters in each state.  Four Michigan Broadcasters, three of them public, were cited for their political reporting. “With so many local and regional news organizations struggling right now — some for their very survival — their… read more

Public Television Stations Partner with Michigan Educators to Build New Statewide Learning Service

Michigan Learning Channel to provide instructional content to support the work of teachers and parents through universally available platforms Michigan’s public television stations, in partnership with leading educators and community leaders, have announced the creation of the Michigan Learning Channel. Organized by Detroit Public TV, the network will deliver instructional content programming to students, parents… read more

WCMU Offers Broadcast Journalism Workshop

On October 16, WCMU Public Radio (Mt. Pleasant) held its Broadcast Journalism Workshop.  Selected students will be given a paid summer 2021 internship, in which they will produce broadcast stories for WCMU, print stories for a newspaper and web content for both. Sixteen CMU students joined the workshop both in-person and virtually for an intensive… read more

Murrow Award Winners Announced, 6 Michigan Stations Honored

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the recipients of the 2020 RTDNA National and Regional  Edward R. Murrow Awards.  Six Michigan broadcasters were honored for their excellence this year.  Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor) received five awards, including one national award this year. The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism… read more