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  • WDET Fires Up New Transmitter

    Wayne State University’s WDET-FM (Detroit) has announced that it has put their new replacement transmitter on the air this past Tuesday (10/19).  The station reported earlier this year that both its 21-year-old transmitter had failed and its 34-year-old back-up transmitter was having severe issues, compromising sound quality and endangering broadcast continuity. WDET knew the equipment… read more

  • WKAR Launches New Podcast: “Life, Meet Tech”

    WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University has announced (10/13) the launch of “Life, Meet Tech,” a new weekly podcast exploring the ways in which our daily lives intersect with technology and the impact technology has on us. The podcast is hosted by social scientist and technology enthusiast Prabu David, dean of the College of… read more

  • Jacobs Media & PRPD Release Public Radio Techsurvey 2021

    In partnership with the Public Radio Program Directors Association, Bingham Farms-based Jacobs Media has released Public Radio Techsurvey 2021 (“PRTS”), its latest annual study exploring the ongoing digital media revolution and its impact on public radio. In last year’s PRTS study, there was a dramatic shift in listening patterns due to the pandemic and summer… read more

  • WKAR Promotes Drew Henderson, Welcomes Dave Mann

    This past week, WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) formally announced that Drew Henderson has been named Senior Director of Broadcast Operations and that Dave Mann has joined WKAR as Director of Broadcast Technology. Henderson most recently served as senior director of radio strategy and operations at WKAR. In his new role as senior director of… read more

  • Earlene McMichael to Leave WMUK

    Western Michigan University’s WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) announced that veteran journalist and local Morning Edition host Earlene McMichael is leaving the station after a 9-year run.  McMichael will be joining Kalamazoo Valley Community College as its Marketing Project Manager, effective November 1, where she will apply her journalistic skills to publications, social media and much more. Over… read more

  • Michigan Broadcasters at the Grand for Mackinac Policy Conference 2021

    It was a busy week for many Michigan broadcasters as they covered the Detroit Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference 2021, taking place at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.  Our thanks to Caleb Gordon, WPHM-AM, Port Huron for sharing photos! Print

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