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Michigan Broadcasters Come Together for Another COVID-19 Town Hall

Senators town hall

On Thursday, April 16, Broadcasters in Detroit and statewide took part in another COVID-19 Town Hall, this time featuring Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters.  The two took questions from Detroit television anchors Huel Perkins (WJBK-TV), Devin Scillian (WDIV-TV) and Carolyn Clifford (WXYZ-TV). For the second time in two weeks, television stations in Detroit have…

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WMMI/WCZY Tossed TP on April 1

man holding toilet paper out car window

In a very timely promotion, Latitude Media’s WMMI-AM./FM and WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant) gave away 4-packs of toilet paper to over 104 families last on April 1. WCZY OM/Morning Host Shawn Powers and Afternoon Host and Sports/Promotions Director Chris Spachman tossed the precious prizes out to people’s homes as they drove around the market, all in…

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MacDonald-Garber Promotes Diane Shannon Hansell

Diane Shannon Hansell

Northern Michigan’s MacDonald Garber Broadcasting has announced the promotion of Diane Shannon Hansell to Group Operations Manager of the company’s FM music stations. Hansell has been serving as Brand Manager of the company’s WLXT-FM (Petoskey) for almost 10 years. “We are excited to have Diane take on this role of Director of FM Operations,” GM…

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Meredith TerHaar Returns to WZZM Mornings

Meredith TerHaar

TEGNA’s WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that Meredith TerHaar has returned to the station’s morning team to anchor the show with James Starks and Meteorologist Laura Hartman. “I am so excited to be returning once again to my home station,” said Meredith. “Wherever my adventures in life take me, I always wind up coming back…

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WDIV Launches Effort to Help Local Restaurants, Frontline Workers

WDIV food for Frontline drive

. WDIV Local 4 and launched Food4Frontline on April 2– a community-wide effort to help frontline workers and local restaurants. “Let’s support our amazing first responders that are on the front lines and working to keep us safe,” said Marla Drutz, WDIV VP & General Manager. “At the same time, we can support our…

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WJRT Celebrates Mid-Michigan Seniors With #ABC12SeniorShoutout

Senior Shoutout

Proud parents of high school seniors are being encourage to decorate their front doors with and share their student’s accomplishments with the WJRT-TV news team on social media with the tag #ABC12SerniorShoutout. The station has then been featuring local high school seniors as part of regular newscasts. “It took about an hour (to decorate). Of…

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Houghton’s WOLV-FM Debuts COVID-19 Kids Project

WOLV's John Carroll

Bringing some morning normalcy to the children of its listening area, 97.7 The Wolf  (WOLV-FM/Houghton) has begun to host short stories from area teachers each weekday. Known as the “CCISD’s Supporting Kids through Radio project,” these short radio segments are aired at 8:40 a.m., about the time the children would be hearing their morning announcements…

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Sinclair Promotes WSMH’s Chad Conklin to GM in Seattle

Chad Conklin

Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced that WSMH-TV (Flint) General Manager Chad Conklin has been named to the same post at KOMO-TV (ABC) and KUNS-TV (Univision) in Seattle, WA as well as radio stations KOMO Newsradio, STAR 101.5 and KVI Talk Radio. The announcement was made by Rob Weisbord, President of Sinclair’s Local News & Marketing…

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