Tag: Issue 13

WKAR Radio and Television Present “Faces of Flint”

WKAR Radio and Television, along with the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University, have put together a series of stories focusing on the people of Flint affected by the water Crisis. “Faces of Flint” debuted on radio and television this week. Radio featured daily segments on “Current State with Mark Bashore” and TV… read more

Committee Considers Public Threat Alert Legislation

Last week, the Michigan House Committee on Communications and Technology, heard testimony on House Bill 5442 – the Public Threat Alert. The bill requires that Michigan State Police (MSP) establish and maintain a public threat alert plan to rapidly disseminate useful information to radio, television, and through wireless emergency alerts (WEA). The bill states that the… read more

Michigan Radio Wins Society of Professional Journalist-Detroit Awards

Michigan Radio has been recognized with several awards from the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The station received a first place award in the Radio: Investigative Reporting category for “Sexual assault investigations at MSU: a broken system, and the efforts to fix it.” In the report, the Michigan Radio team of Joe… read more

Snyder Announces Staff Changes

Governor Rick Snyder (R) recently announced several changes in his Executive Office. This includes: Mike Zimmer, now the director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, into the post of cabinet director; and Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Chief Deputy Director Shelly Edgerton to LARA director. Elizabeth Clement, currently Snyder’s deputy chief of staff and cabinet… read more

WLEN-FM Hosts Auction to Raise Money for Local Lions Club

On April 23, Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) will host and air an all-day radio auction for the Adrian Breakfast Lions Club.  Lions Club members will be auctioning off merchandise and services donated by businesses, individuals, and organizations. The merchandise and services will be described on-the-air and listeners will bid by telephone. Every business that donates will… read more

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