Tag: Issue 108

Skip Essick Shares Stories in new Blog

Longtime Michigan broadcaster Skip Essick, who’s programming and management career in our state includes stops in Detroit and Grand Rapids, has started writing about his career highlights in a blog titled “This is Skip Essick, signing off.” Essick, who is a past Chairman of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters is currently semi retired and living… read more

Jack Lessenberry Joins WFDF-AM

All Access reports former Michigan Radio Senior Political Analyst Jack Lessenberry  has joined Adell News-Talk WFDF-AM (Detroit) for a 9-11 a.m.  weekday show starting July 9. CEO Kevin Adell said, “I’m excited to have Jack, the father of journalism, who taught many of my staff here at my media companies, join the 910AM SUPERSTATION family. Jack… read more

MAB Holds ABIP Inspector Workshop

On June 14, the MAB held  a workshop  for prospective Alternate Broadcast Inspection Program inspectors, as well as for station engineers who were interested in the process. The workshop was conducted by Dennis Baldridge, an SBE certified broadcast engineer who has been a contract engineer, consultant, and ABIP inspector since the 1980s. Over the course… read more

WDZH to Launch New Morning Show

On Monday, June 18, Entercom’s WDZH-FM (Detroit) will launch a new morning program to be hosted by Chris Cruise and Julia Lepidi. The Morning Show with Cruise and Julia will air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m. Chris Cruise is a Detroit native and comes to WDZH having previously worked at WOW 104.3 in Boise, ID…. read more

iHeart’s WMAX-FM to Broadcast CMU Football

Central Michigan University Athletics has announced that iHeartMedia’s WMAX-FM (ESPN 96.1) will be airing CMU Football in the Grand Rapids market.  The station will air the games through the IMG/Chippewa Sports Network. The all-sports station will begin carrying CMU football broadcasts starting with the Sept. 1 opener at Kentucky. If a scheduled CMU football game… read more

WLNS-TV/WLAJ-TV Begin Channel Sharing

At 12:01 a.m. on June 11, Lansing television stations WLNS-TV and WLAJ-TV began channel sharing on channel 25.  Nexstar Broadcasting, owners of WLNS, sold its spectrum during the auction.  WLAJ, which has a shared services agreement with WLNS, agreed to share its channel. Both stations retain their virtual channel designation. On its website, WLNS is… read more

WJRT-TV Wins NABEF Service to America Award

WJRT-TV (Flint) was the recipient of a National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation Service to America Award, honoring the station’s dedication to serving its community through an annual Diaper Drive. The award ceremonies were held in Washington, D.C. on June 12. The award recognizes outstanding community service by local broadcasters. WJRT’s Angie Hendershot accepted the… read more