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WDIV-TV Wins Prestigious 2022 National Murrow Award

Back to Blog WDIV-TV Wins Prestigious 2022 National Murrow Award August 12, 2022 Graham Media Group’s WDIV-TV (Detroit) has received the coveted 2022 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast (Local 4 News at 11 p.m.) for coverage of the Oxford High School shooting. Earlier this year, the station won the 2022 Regional Edward…

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WKAR Celebrates 100 Years of Service

Back to Blog WKAR Celebrates 100 Years of Service August 12, 2022 This month, WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) kicks off a yearlong celebration of a century of service to the mid-Michigan and Spartan communities. On August 18, 1922, WKAR first took to the air waves as an AM radio station, broadcasting agricultural news and…

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Former WZZM News Director Passes

Back to Blog Former WZZM News Director Passes August 12, 2022 Credit: Hogan Family via WZZM Former WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) News Director, John “Jack” Lawrence Hogan, 89, died at his home in Clermont, Florida on Aug. 4, 2022. Hogan led WZZM’s national award-winning news team for a quarter-century. A well-respected leader among journalists, Hogan was…

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Dave “Carr” Carmine Dies at 80

Back to Blog Dave “Carr” Carmine Dies at 80 August 12, 2022 (L-R) The late Greg Siefker (who owned WMLM-AM in St. Louis/Alma and David Carmine. Longtime Michigan radio broadcaster David Carmine, known to many as “Dave Carr” (or “Cactus Dave Carr”) passed away August 8 at his home in Harrison at age 80.  Carmine…

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WHLS to ‘Rock the Rescue’

Back to Blog WHLS to ‘Rock the Rescue’ August 12, 2022 Liggett Communication’s WHLS-AM/FM (Port Huron) aka Rock 105.5 is teaming up with the Blue Water Area Humane Society and several local businesses for Rockin’ the Rescue, a day-long fundraising and awareness event to take place at the McMorran Plaza in Downtown Port Huron. Rock…

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WLLZ to Release ”Motor City Rocks 2022”

Back to Blog WLLZ to Release ”Motor City Rocks 2022” August 12, 2022 iHeart Media’s WLLZ-FM (Detroit) will release a new vinyl album, entitled “Motor City Rocks 2022,” to honor the station’s rock legacy. “Motor City Rocks 2022” was manufactured at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, and made in collaboration with Prudential Music Group executive…

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Cumulus Appoints Derek Faulter as Grand Rapids VP/Market Manager

Cumulus Media has announced that it has appointed Derek Falter as Vice President/Market Manager of Cumulus Grand Rapids and Cumulus Muskegon. Cumulus Media owns and operates eight radio stations in West Michigan, including four stations in Muskegon: WLCS-FM, WLAW-FM, WWSN-FM and WVIB-FM as well as four stations in Grand Rapids: WHTS-FM, WTNR-FM, WJRW-AM and WLAV-FM.…

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Elliot Grandia Takes on Increased Role in FOX 17 Morning News

Elliot Grandia, who started at WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) in January, is taking on an increased role. Beginning on August 8, West Michigan viewers can see Elliot with his co-anchor Tessa DiTirro on weekdays from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. FOX 17 Morning News. Previously he anchored from 4:30 – 6:00 a.m. “Elliot brings a refreshing energy…

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Haley Fiaschetti Joins WWTV/WWUP-TV Weather Team

Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) announced that Haley Fiaschetti joined the station’s Doppler 9&10 Weather Team last month.  A Massachusetts native, Fiaschetti is a graduate of Northern Vermont (formerly Lyndon) University, where she graduated with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science and A.S in Electronic Journalism. During her time in Lyndon, she was a part of the…

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WYCD/Detroit Ups Josh Holleman to Assistant Brand Manager

Audacy has elevated Josh Holleman to Assistant Brand Manager of WYCD-FM (Detroit). Holleman will continue in his role as morning show co-host for the station. “We couldn’t be happier to add Assistant Brand Manager stripes to Josh Holleman here at WYCD,” said Tim Roberts, Country Format Vice President, Audacy. “Josh has demonstrated his leadership on…

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