Tag: Issue 13

President Signs IPAWS Legislation

Last week President Obama signed the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Modernization Act of 2015 into law. The new law integrates multiple communication systems like EAS and wireless alerts, promotes local and regional public and private partnerships, and provides redundant alert mechanisms to reach the largest number of people during an emergency. The… read more

WKQI-FM’s “Mojo In The Morning” Wins Award at WWRS

WKQI-FM’s (Detroit) “Mojo In The Morning” received national honors this past week, winning the Station Air Talent of the Year Award at the Worldwide Radio Summit (WWRS) held in Los Angeles.  The award was announced during the 2016 Industry Awards Luncheon held at Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. “Mojo in the Morning,” with hosts Mojo, Shannon, and Spike,… read more

Top Ten Reasons you NEED to be at GLBC!

1)  Explore innovative ideas and new technology presented by the industry’s leading companies. 2)  Cultivate your staff with the knowledge needed to positively impact your network. 3)  Learn how to Keep and Build your Audience from Author and International Broadcaster Valerie Geller. 4) Network with broadcast professionals from throughout the state of Michigan. 5) Collect… read more

WGVU Holds 5th Annual “Local Blues Matter” Fundraiser

On April 16, WGVU-FM (Grand Rapids) presented their 5th Annual “Local Blues Matters” benefit event to support the nearly 36-hours of blues programming heard each weekend on the station. The benefit concert, held at a local lounge, featured headliner Larry McCray along with West Michigan blues artists Hank Mowery, Jimmy Stagger, plus Hannah Rose and the… read more

RTNDA Announces 2016 Murrow Award Winners

The RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS ASSOCIATION (RTNDA) has announced its Regional EDWARD R. MURROW Award winners for 2016. There were 654 winners in 14 categories and 14 regions throughout the country. Congratulations to our Region 7 Murrow Award winners here in Michigan: Large Market Radio Continuing Coverage Lead in Flint Water Michigan Radio Ann Arbor, MI… read more

Blarney Stone Renews Pact With Lions

The Detroit Lions are staying right at home on the airwaves of WQON-FM (Grayling) (Q100.3) after Blarney Stone Broadcasting signed a three-year affiliate agreement with the National Football League club flagship station, WJR-AM (Detroit). “We know from experience that some of the most passionate and knowledgeable Lions fans live right here in Central and Northern… read more

Doug Banks: 1958-2016

Nationally syndicated radio personality, Doug Banks, passed away April 12 due to complications of diabetes. He was 57. Banks, who was born in Philadelphia, PA, was raised in Detroit and began his carrier on his high school radio station, WSHJ-FM, licensed to Southfield Public Schools. Local station WDRQ-FM (Detroit) took notice of his talent and… read more

The Biff Celebrates 40 Years!

WBFH-FM, the longtime radio station run out of Bloomfield Hills High School, is celebrating 40 years on the air this year.  The station, better known to listeners as “The Biff,” celebrated its anniversary with a dedication ceremony for its new studio at the new Bloomfield Hills High School this past Saturday, April 16. WBFH general… read more