Tag: Issue 83

Julie Flynn named WZZM 13 News Director

Julie Flynn has been named News Director at WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids), the TEGNA owned ABC affiliate in the Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, Michigan market. Flynn has been the night-side Executive Producer at WKYC, the TEGNA owned NBC affiliate in Cleveland since 2013. She begins her new role on January 2, 2018. In making the announcement, WZZM… read more

Juline Jordan Promoted to Middays at WCSX

Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced that Juline Jordan has been promoted to Midday Personality at Classic Rock WCSX-FM (Detroit). Jordan has spent over 20 years working in Detroit, most recently working as a weekend and fill-in on-air personality at WCSX-FM. Prior to that, she was heard on WRIF-FM…. read more

Beasley Presents 3rd Annual People Helping People Event

Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced that its WCSX-FM (Detroit) is presenting The 3rd Annual People Helping People campaign in an effort to assist families in Metro Detroit who are facing challenges during the holidays. Happening now, through December 15, 2017, listeners are being asked to nominate families in… read more

Tom Szczepanski Appointed DPTV COO

Tom Szczepanski has been named Chief Operating Officer of Detroit Public Television. Szczepanski’s appointment to the new position is effective immediately, said Marty Fischhoff, director of communications for DPTV.  He will oversee all aspects of the station’s operations, including developing growth strategies. Duties of the COO role had been handled by the executive vice president… read more

Lisa Knutson Named Scripps CFO

E.W. Scripps has named Lisa Knutson as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. “Lisa has been an instrumental player on our management team for more than a decade,” said Scripps president and CEO Adam Symson. “She served in key roles during the spinoff of Scripps Networks Interactive and the double-spin, double-merge transaction with… read more

WKAR Gifts Digital Playtime Pads to Kindergartners

Soon, a thousand Lansing kindergartners will literally have an exciting new education tool in their hands thanks to WKAR and MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences. On November 13, kindergarteners at Lansing’s Kendon Elementary received the first batch of Playtime Pads, which are 7-inch Android tablets, available at retailers. The Playtime Pad Research Project… read more

WTCM Teams Up for ‘Paper Angels’ Christmas Giving Program

Midwestern Broadcasting’s WTCM-FM (Traverse City) has once again teamed up with Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan for a project called Paper Angels Christmas Giving Program. Now in its 12th year, the project matches generous donors in the community with children through the Paper Angels Christmas Giving Program, to provide Christmas gifts to those who might… read more

Congresswoman Dingell Raises Privacy Concerns about ATSC 3.0

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) recently sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai with questions about ATSC 3.0. Specifically, she is concerned about the privacy implications the new broadcast technology standard will have on consumers. Dingell asked questions about what types of information would be collected from consumers to implement targeted advertisements under… read more