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Graham Media Moves National Headquarters Back to Detroit

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Graham Media Group, the local media division of Graham Holdings, has announced that it has moved its headquarters back to Detroit. Corporate offices are once again located in the same building as its WDIV-TV at 550 W. Lafayette Blvd. Catherine Badalamente, President and CEO of Graham Media Group (as of March 1), announced the move,…

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Beasley Media WDMK-FM Unveils “Mason Means Business”

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Beasley Media Group announced March 1 that WDMK-FM (Detroit)(105.9 KISS-FM) Morning Show personalities “Mason & Starr,” in conjunction with GoDaddy, have unveiled “Mason Means Business,” a new program aimed at showcasing small business and entrepreneurial stories in the Motor City. Small businesses and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to visit the “Mason Means Business” website…

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WKAR-TV adds Spanish Language Audio, Improved Image Quality

Engineering and Master Control Teams in the upgraded Master Control Room. (l-r) Darren Weeks, Dave Mann, Eric Tervol, Ken Merley, Corey Vowels, Rick Thomas, (not pictured) Dan Drolett, Gary Blievernicht. Photo credit: Amanda Pinckney/WKAR-MSU

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has announced a recently completed major project to improve television service for the mid-Michigan community. With installation of a new broadcast server for WKAR-TV, over-the-air and many cable and satellite viewers will now see higher quality video images and have a Spanish language option when available. The upgrade expands access…

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Doug Karsch, Jon Jansen Named Michigan Football Radio Broadcast Team

(L-R) Doug Karsch, Jon Jansen

On Tuesday (3/8), the University of Michigan announced that Doug Karsch and Jon Jansen will serve as Michigan’s radio broadcast team for the 2022 football season.  The pair replace Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf, who announced their retirement following the 2021 season. Karsch has spent the past 16 seasons as part of Michigan football radio broadcasts,…

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WMYD-TV (Detroit) and WSYM-TV (Lansing) to Air Detroit City Football Club Matches


Scripps-owned WMYD-TV (Detroit) and WSYM-TV (Lansing) will air nearly two dozen men’s and women’s Detroit City Football Club matches this season, the stations and team announced together on Wednesday (3/9). DCFC’s men’s team joined the USL Championship this season, the second tier of professional soccer in the United States, and the women’s team will be…

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MAB Returns to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Broadcasters

  (L-R) MAB Chairman Scott Shigley, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI5) and MAB President/CEO Sam Klemet

By: Sam Klemet, MAB President and CEO Advocate. Educate. Celebrate. Those are the three primary missions of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. And I’m proud to say, this week encompassed each of those pillars. We educated members at the 2022 Digital Great Lakes Media Show which had more than 360 registrants and more than 40…

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WJR Raises Over $1.7 Million For Salvation Army

WJR's Guy Gordon with the final total

Cumulus Media’s WJR-AM (Detroit) raised $1,724,023 last week for The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit in the 35th Annual Bed & Bread Club Radiothon to combat hunger and homelessness. The radiothon aired on Thursday and Friday (2/24-25) with personalities Paul W. Smith, Sean Baligian, Kevin Dietz, Lloyd Jackson, Chris Renwick, Mitch Albom, Kevin Brown, Steve…

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Eric O. Furseth Passes at 91

Eric O. Furseth

Eric O. Furseth, legendary radio personality and the voice for both MSU Athletics and Michigan High School Athletics, passed away this past Monday (2/28) in Traverse City. Furseth initially came to Michigan State University in the early 1950s on a full-ride scholarship to play football for Clarence “Biggie” Munn, but after suffering an injury in…

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Statewide Tornado Drill: Wednesday, March 23

Statewide Tornado Drill graphic

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared  March 20-26 to be Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Broadcasters and Emergency Management partners statewide are encouraging Michiganders to conduct a statewide tornado drill at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, March 23. Broadcaster participation will include a EAS Required Monthly Test at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23.  As with all…

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