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NAB Invites Stations to Share #BroadcastGood Stories May 4-11

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NAB is asking all stations to help shine a light on broadcasters’ incredible public service during the week leading up to our largest single advocacy event, the NAB State Leadership Conference. Here’s how: From May 4-11, post a picture, video or text highlighting the good work of your station. Include the hashtags #BroadcastGood and #WeAreBroadcasters…

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RTDNA Report Finds 2020 was a Dangerous Year for Journalists; Calls on Congress to Journalist Protection Act, Right to Record Police Act

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During the past year, the job of seeking and reporting the truth became increasingly dangerous, according to a study released Wednesday by the Radio Television Digital News Association. Journalists were threatened, assaulted and arrested at an alarming rate while on the job and faced unprecedented levels of verbal and physical violence at the hands of…

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WSGW Named Service to America Award Finalist

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The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation announced its finalists for the 2021 Celebration of Service to America Awards on Thursday (4/49); included among the list was Michigan’s WSGW-AM (Saginaw) in the Radio – Medium Market category. WSGW was selected for its 50 hours of airtime devoted to flood relief following the failure of the…

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WKAR to Present ‘Year of Global Africa’

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Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences and WKAR-TV are collaborating with MSU’s African Studies Center to present the documentary “Year of Global Africa.”  The documentary film effort is a two-year celebration of MSU’s connection and cooperation with institutions, government bodies and communities locally and in Africa in various areas of research, teaching and…

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Bobby Bones Comes to McKibbin Media Group Stations

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McKibbin Media Group has announced the addition of the syndicated Bobby Bones Show to country-formatted stations in Jackson and Hillsdale.  The Bobby Bones Show will hit the airwaves beginning on Monday, May 3 from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. each weekday on McKibbin Media Group’s iconic country music stations, 95.9 FM The Power Cow in…

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MacDonald Garber’s WLXV, WZTC Revamp Lineups

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All Access reports that MacDonald Garber has made some major programming changes at two of their stations in Northern Michigan. Country-formatted WLXV-FM (Cadillac) updated its imaging with new station voice Dan Kelly and a chance to win a virtual performance from recording artist Russell Dickerson.  Market veteran/PD Deano remains in mornings, Mikey Zeroe adds middays,…

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GVSU Signs New Deal with Cumulus Media’s WLAV

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Grand Valley State football will air on a new dial this fall, moving to flagship station WLAV-FM (Grand Rapids) for the 2021 season. The move comes as part of a department-wide partnership with Cumulus Radio which will includes weekly shows, men’s and women’s basketball coverage and crossover special events with the various radio stations in…

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MPA Foundation’s Janet Mendler Passes at 75

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The MAB has learned about the passing of former Michigan Press Association Foundation Director Janet Mendler.  Mendler died April 26 at age 75 following a battle with cancer. | Mendler graduated from Dearborn High School in 1963 and earned a BA degree from Northern Michigan University and a Master’s in Journalism from the University of…

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