Category: May 2016

Flint Radio Veteran Larry Loynes Passes

The MAB has learned that Lawrence Dee “Larry” Loynes of Flint passed away on Tuesday, May 3 at age 60. Larry graduated from Michigan State University and was an on-air personality in the Flint market for many years. He was most recently in radio sales, as well as host of “Race Talk Radio” with Townsquare… read more

Legislation Speeds Up Public Notice For Contaminated Water

Under the new legislation proposed by State Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-34), state regulators will have two business days to notify residents of water contaminants such as arsenic or lead, instead of the 30 days in current law. House Bill 5120, taken up by House Government Operations Committee, shortens the window in which the Department of… read more

Appeals Court Rejects Open Meetings Claims Against U of M

According to the Michigan Court of Appeals, informal meetings of the University of Michigan Board of Regents do not violate the state’s Open Meetings Act. The unanimous decision, in Detroit Free Press v. University of Michigan Regents (COA docket No. 328182), upheld a finding by the Court of Claims that the constitutional provision giving the… read more

WXYZ/WMYD-TV Welcome New Meteorologist

Meteorologist Denise Isaac has joined WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit).  She will handle weather for “The Now” at 4 p.m. and 7 Action News at 7 p.m. on WXYZ. She will also contribute to 7 Action News at 10 p.m. on WMYD. “Weather is a critical part of the service we provide to our viewers, and we’re delighted… read more

Radio Reader Dick Estell Passes

The MAB learned this past weekend that Dick Estell, legendary voice of the Radio Reader, had passed away. According to family, via WKAR (East Lansing), Estell died peacefully Friday, May 6, 2016. Dick Estell continued broadcasting into his 90th year, retiring from the airwaves in March of 2016. WKAR has made available some stories celebrating… read more