Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WJBK’s Al Allen Among 7 to be Inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

Seven outstanding journalists will be inducted into the 2021 class of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees have made major, sustained contributions in print, broadcast and online media to news, sports, business, automotive and cultural journalism. They include: Al Allen, a radio and TV reporter on the streets of Detroit for 50… read more

WRSR Raises Over $64K for Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

Krol Communication’s WRSR-FM (Flint) held its annual “Fox Feeding Frenzy” on February 26 and raised an incredible $64,662.74 for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.  The 12-hour Radiothon was held on-air and on Facebook Live. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan provides food and water for its 415 partner agencies in 22 counties across Michigan. … read more

Graham Media Recognizes Its Stations’ Best News Storytelling

Best Stand-up or Live Shot goes to the company’s WDIV-TV (Detroit). Graham Media Group officially announced the winners of its second annual Grahammy Awards, a companywide program recognizing excellence in news storytelling across its TV newsrooms in the past year. Emily Barr, Graham Media’s president and CEO, says: “We are constantly sharpening and improving our… read more

Midwest Communications Debuts ‘Hits 96.5’ in Kalamazoo

Following last week’s move of the “Jack-FM” format from WZOX-FM (96.5) to sister station WVFM-FM (106.5) , Midwest Communications has launched a new Contemporary Hit Radio station in the market on the 96.5 frequency. RadioInsight reports that the station, known as “Hits 96.5” will utilize on-air talent from other Midwest stations. WIFC Wausau WI afternoon… read more

NAB Amplify Launches Early Access, Presents New Global Hub for NAB Show Community

NAB Amplify™ launched March 2 with a free Early Access Bundle offer for those who sign up prior to March 31. Designed by the creators of NAB Show, NAB Amplify serves as the new digital hub for media and entertainment professionals to connect year-round, explore product innovations, discover new perspectives and gain trusted insights on… read more

Cable Companies Win Lawsuit Over Maine’s à la carte Law

The Associated Press reported on Thursday (2/25) that a federal appeals court had rejected Maine’s law requiring cable companies to give subscribers the option of purchasing access to individual cable channels rather than bundled packages. Comcast, joined by Disney, Fox Cable and NBC/Universal, Fox Cable and others, sued the state over the law. The appeals… read more

Entercom Detroit Launches Vaccinate Michigan Initiative

Entercom has teamed up with Detroit sports partners Detroit Lions, Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons to launch a new community initiative “Vaccinate Michigan.” As part of the campaign, WXYT 97.1 The Ticket, WYCD 99.5, WOMC 104.3, WDZH ALT 98.7 and Newsradio WWJ Newsradio 950 are airing state-approved public service announcements about the COVID-19 vaccination and… read more

Brett Dahlberg Joins WCMU Public Radio

WCMU Public Radio (Mt. Pleasant) has announced that Brett Dahlberg has joined the station as a general assignment reporter. He was previously the health reporter at WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester, N.Y., and has filed stories for National Public Radio, IEEE Spectrum, The Village Voice and other outlets. Brett earned a master’s degree in journalism… read more