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FCC Approves WADL Sale with Conditions

After a nearly 11 month wait, the FCC this week approved the sale of Adell Broadcasting’s WADL-TV (Detroit) to Mission Broadcasting, Inc.  The $75 million deal has been held up with petitions to deny from various groups as well as the FCC’s own concern about Mission’s relationship with Nexstar Media Group Inc. The approval comes with several conditions, including that Texas-based Mission financially separate itself from Nexstar.

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Detroit Public Television Unveils New Name and Announces Move

Detroit Public Television has announced that it has changed its name to Detroit PBS “to reflect our commitment and connection to the ‘Most Important City in America.’”  The announcement was made in a release dated April 18.  In addition to the name change, the organization announced that it will “return to its roots by moving its headquarters back to Detroit.

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WBTI Adds Jenny Rose for Mornings

Back to News WBTI Adds Jenny Rose for Mornings April 19, 2024 Jenny Rose Radio First/Liggett Communication’s WBTI-FM (Lexington/Port Huron) has announced that Jenny Rose has joined the station for mornings.  Rose, a Detroit native, is a 1996 graduate of Specs-Howard and has worked in markets including Detroit, Windsor, Ann Arbor, Austin, Toledo, Howell, Flint…

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WBKB-TV Expands Local newscasts, Partners with UpNorthLive News

Morgan Murphy Media’s WBKB-TV (Alpena) announced April 4 that it will greatly expand its local news coverage through a partnership with UpNorthLive news from WPBN/WTOM in Traverse City. The hours of local news will expand from the current 7.5 hours of news per week without any weekend coverage to 24.5 hours per week over seven days a week.

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Former WOOD-TV News Director Dan Spaulding Dies at 79

The MAB has learned that former WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) News Director, Dan Spaulding passed away April 7 at age 79.  Spaulding, born and raised in Saginaw, graduated from the University of Michigan, earning BA and MA degrees.  He served as as the “Voice” of the bands, announcing the marching band at the Big House.

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