Tag: Issue 107

Dealing with a Local Political Candidate Who Appears in a Spot Advertisement for a Commercial Business

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, With election season upon us again, I’ve had one question that has come up repeatedly in the last few weeks about local candidates – usually running for state or municipal offices – who appear in advertisements for local businesses that they own or manage. Often times, these individuals will… read more

Another Birthday, Another Bash for B93

On June 2, iHeartMedia’s WBCT-FM (Grand Rapids) held its annual “Birthday Bash” concert before a sell-out crowd at Fifth Third Ballpark. The annual concert this year featured a number of country artists, including Rascal Flatts, Gary Allan, Morgan Evans, Devin Dawson and Tyler Rich.  All 7500 seats at the ballpark were sold. This is the first year… read more

WDET To Offer Free Airtime to Non-Profits Through Kyle’s Challenge

WDET-FM (Detroit) and The Kyle John Foundation are awarding $25,000 in promotional support to five, youth-focused nonprofits. Five organizations will receive $5,000 of free airtime on WDET.  One non-profit (Soar Detroit) was already chosen by the Kyle John Foundation, but listeners of the station have been invited to vote to choose the remaining organizations. Soar… read more

Bob Seger Boulevard? WCSX Says ‘Yes’

Beasley Media Group’s WCSX-FM (Detroit), in support of a petition to have Bob Seger Boulevard approved by the Ann Arbor Michigan School Board, programmed 24 hours of Bob Seger music this past Saturday, June 2. WCSX-FM’s Big Jim’s House Morning Show challenged WCSX-FM Program Director Jerry Tarrants that they could get more than 9,470 likes… read more

WBET Raises $104k for United Way

Swick Broadcasting’s WBET-FM (Sturgis) has announced that it recently raised $104,330 for the United Way of St. Joseph County, during an 18-hour radio marathon that featured local officials and community business leaders as guest DJs.  The Radiothon was held on May 24. “We are so proud of our local St. Joseph County listeners for their… read more

Bill Ballenger Joins Michigan Talk Network

Longtime political commentator Bill Ballenger has joined the Michigan Talk Network to host a brand new weekly political talk program. Ballenger who has been a staple of the Michigan political scene for years, debuted the series, The Political Insider with Bill Ballenger on June 2. “Bill is a respected and sought-after voice in politics both in… read more

Whitmer Says Ads Coming Soon

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer has not yet begun running ads on television, but, according to Gongwer, she will be doing so in the future. Former business executive and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thandenar has run a heavy series of television ads which has helped him gain name identification, and in several polls put him in… read more