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Nexstar Moves WLNS’ Scot Chastain to Sacramento

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Nexstar Broadcasting has promoted WLNS-TV (Lansing) Vice-President and General Manager Scot Chastain to the same role at the company’s KXTL-TV (Sacramento, CA). Chastain has been at WLNS since late 2018. In a press release, the company said Chastain brings more than three decades of local and network television experience to his new role at Nexstar,…

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Meteorologist Michael Behrens Joins WZZM


This weekend, Michael Behrens joins TEGNA-owned WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids).  An Indiana native, Michael is no stranger to the Midwest having worked in both Fort Wayne and Saginaw prior to his most recent contributions at TEGNA sister station KYTX CBS 19 in Tyler, Texas. “I am very happy to call West Michigan and 13 ON YOUR…

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Midwest Communications Launches ‘Stacks 92.1’ in Lansing

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On March 26, Midwest Communications flipped WQTX-FM (St. John’s/Lansing) to a rhythmic adult contemporary format with the handle “Stacks 92.1.”  The name plays homage to the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s Eckert Power Plant, with its three tall smokestacks that tower over the city. RadioInsight writes that the format is attempting to fill the…

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Hillsdale’s Collegian Highlights ‘The Dale’

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Hillsdale College’s weekly student newspaper, The Collegian,  recently highlighted McKibbin Media’s new station, 1340 am and 99.5 fm “The Dale.”  Launched shortly after McKibbin closed on its purchase of WCSR-AM/FM at the end of February, “The Dale” debuted on WCSR-AM and its companion FM translator, splitting a former simulcast with WCSR-FM, which continues its full-service…

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Broadcasters Reminded of Captioning, Audio Requirements with Emergency Information

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With the current COVID-19 crisis, State Emergency Communication Committee Chair Gary Blievernicht reminds TV broadcasters of FCC requirements concerning the broadcast of emergency information. FCC rules require broadcasters and cable operators to make certain emergency information accessible, in English, to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, and to persons who are blind or…

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Latitude Media Introduces COVID-19 Advertising Grant Program

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Latitude Media, LLC, owner of WCZY-FM/WMMI-AM (Mt. Pleasant) and related digital properties, has announced a new $10,000 grant program designed to help market and enhance local businesses during the COVID-19 emergency. The company is encouraging businesses in Isabella, Clare, Gratiot and Midland counties to submit applications on station websites The grant program had a target…

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WXYZ-TV will Air Palm Sunday, Easter Masses from St. Patrick’s Cathedral


WXYZ-TV (Detroit) will broadcast Masses on Palm Sunday, April 5, and Easter Sunday, April 12, live from St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. The services will begin at 10 a.m. on both days. The broadcasts are part of a partnership between stations owned by The E.W. Scripps Company and the Archdiocese of New York. The…

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WOOD-TV Hosts Town Hall with Governor Whitmer

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On March 26, Nexstar’s WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) held the first of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s virtual Town Hall meetings, answering citizens’ questions from email, video calls and phone about how the state is responding to the COVID-19 situation. The Governor was joined by Dr. Norm Beauchamp, the executive vice president for Health Sciences at Michigan State…

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Michigan Broadcasters Come Together for Second Town Hall Meeting

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On April 2, television and radio broadcasters from throughout Michigan joined a coalition of Detroit television stations to present Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in a Town Hall meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the state. Carolyn Clifford of WXYZ-TV, Huel Perkins of WJBK-TV and Devin Scillian of WDIV-TV served as hosts from their respective studios…

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