Tag: Issue 75

FCC’s Peter Doyle to Retire

Peter Doyle has announced that he will retire from his position as chief of the Media Bureau’s Audio Division, a position he has held since 2001. Doyle joined the commission in 1995 and served as assistant Deputy Chief beginning in 1998 until his promotion to chief counsel in 2001, according to an FCC press release at… read more

WZZM-TV, Kendall College of Art and Design collaborate for ArtPrize Entry

TEGNA’s WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has teamed up with the talented students at the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) to create a news set to be entered into the annual ArtPrize compeition that takes place in the city every year. “Working with the students has been an exciting experience,” said Jon… read more

WWTV/WWUP-TV’s Michelle Dunaway takes on the Red Walk For Families

WWTV/WWUP-TV (9&10 News/Cadillac),  McDonald’s, Highpoint and Nature & Me R.V. will join forces for the “Red Walk for Family” on September 28. The event is to bring awareness to Northern Michigan communities about the important role the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan (RMHWM) plays in providing comfortable accommodations and so much more to our… read more

McConnell Adams Named Brand Manager at Townsquare Lansing

Townsquare Media has announced that KGOT (Anchorage, AK) afternoon personality McConnell Adams has been named Brand Manager of WJIM-FM and WFMK-FM (Lansing). A Michigan native, Adams heads back to the state after 10 years in Alaska. Prior to his current position, he was Program Director at KFAT-FM (Anchorage) and KWLF-FM (Fairbanks).  Adams was raised in… read more

NAB Creates #WeAreBroadcasters Web Ads

The National Association of Broadcasters has created a series of website banner ads to promote its #WeAreBroadcasters effort to educate and remind policymakers, listeners and viewers of the important and unique role broadcasters play in every local community and how they are innovating to better serve listeners and viewers. The ads are available for stations to… read more

WLNS-TV Expands Evening News to 90 Minutes

This past Monday, September 18, WLNS-TV (Lansing) expanded its evening local newscast block to 90 minutes  by adding an additional 30-minute newscast at 5:30 p.m.  The station now features local news at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. each weekday. WLNS News Director Jam Sardar told the Lansing State Journal that there will be three 30-minute… read more

WNMU to Hold Community Open House

Northern Michigan University’s WNMU-FM and TV (Marquette) is holding a community open house of their facilities on September 23.  Listeners are viewers can: Come behind the scenes at WNMU, meet the staff and tour the Public Radio 90 & Public TV 13 studios that you help make possible. Tour the Center for Teaching & Learning…. read more

Media Sandbox, WKAR Awarded $500K from MSUFCU

A collective $500,000 has been awarded to the Media Sandbox and WKAR from the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union  to support and engage the mid-Michigan and Spartan communities and provide new learning opportunities. “Funding from MSUFCU offers students in the Media Sandbox new opportunities for experiential learning,” said Prabu David said, dean of MSU’s College… read more