Tag: Issue 136

Jennifer Williams Promoted to VP of Digital Marketing at Beasley

Beasley Media Group LLC, a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., has announced that Jennifer Williams has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Digital Marketing at Beasley Media Group. In her new role, Williams will be responsible for marketing the company’s digital content platforms and leveraging data to drive traffic, audience engagement… read more

WDIV Steps Up To Help Fed Workers On Shutdown

During the recent government shutdown, federal workers in Michigan who were out of work were able to turn to WDIV-TV (Detroit) consumer reporter Hank Winchester (“Help Me Hank”), who provided news coverage that offers insight and resources for workers trying to stay afloat without getting a paycheck. “As a station we believe we have an… read more

Sage Releases ENDEC Firmware Upgrade

RadioWorld reports that EAS equipment maker Sage Alerting Systems has announced a firmware upgrade for its ENDEC Model 3644.  The upgrade, #89-32, adds Blue Alert functionality. Blue Alerts are warnings about police that may be in trouble or are issuing a related emergency message. They are currently voluntary. The company adds, “The release notes also address… read more

WXYZ Names Bill Ford Jr. Newsmaker of the Year

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has named Executive Chairman of the Ford Motor Company, Bill Ford Jr., the Channel 7 Newsmaker of the Year. In 2018, Ford generated international attention when the Ford Motor Company purchased the century-old Michigan Central Station that had long been a symbol of Detroit’s decline. Ford’s plans for redevelopment in Detroit also include a 1.2 million-square-foot… read more

WKCQ’s Kevin Profitt Set To Retire In March

Longtime MacDonald Broadcasting/WKCQ-FM (Saginaw) air personality Ken Profitt has announced his retirement, effective Friday, March 22.  Profitt spent 38 years with the company as an on-air host and, in recent years, served as Assistant Program Director. Profitt begain his career in Bad Axe, and after 18 months, moved to Saginaw in 1981 to work at… read more

WXYT Hosts Receive Accolades In Nationwide Poll

In a new nationwide pole of Fifty-one radio executives from thirty cities and thirteen companies conducted by Barrett Sports Media (BSM), WXYT-FM (Detroit) morning personalities Jamie and Stoney w/Heather and afternoon personality Mike Valenti were voted #16 and #2 for their respective time periods. Voters considered the following criteria when judging the format’s best programs…. read more