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Michigan Public Radio Stations Win PMJA Awards

Five Michigan public radio stations were recognized by the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA).  Each year, PMJA recognizes the best of local public radio news in a wide array of categories. Interlochen Public Radio, WKAR Public Media, WMUK-FM, WDET-FM and Michigan Public all received accolades for their work.

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WKAR-FM Debuts “Showtunes Across the Mitten”

WKAR-FM (East Lansing) has announced the debut of “Showtunes Across the Mitten,” a new radio show dedicated to celebrating the rich tradition of musical theatre in mid-Michigan. Debuting last Friday (6/7), the new show promises to connect listeners with the best of musical theatre, past and present.

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Erb Foundation Provides $7.5M Challenge to Fund New Detroit PBS Media Campus

Detroit PBS, the community-owned, nonprofit media organization that has served Southeast Michigan since 1955, announced last week (5/30), the lead philanthropic gift of its campaign to support a move of its headquarters to the City of Detroit. The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation has reflected the passion its founders had for the organization and its mission during their lifetimes by granting a $7.5 million challenge to the organization as a 1:1 philanthropic match.

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WMXD’s Gerald McBride Writes and Directs New Sports Movie

The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press both report that a new movie about a team of Black hockey players in Detroit has its premiere at area theaters last Friday (5/31).  The movie is written, directed and produced by longtime Detroit radio host Gerald McBride, who has been on the air on WMXD-FM (Detroit) for 25 years.

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WDIV-TV Teams with the Michigan Chronicle for Historic 24-hour Streaming Event

Graham Media Group’s WDIV-TV (Detroit) (Local 4) in an unprecedented collaboration with the Michigan Chronicle, has announced a historic 24-hour streaming event on June 3, beginning at 6 a.m. and ending on June 4 at 6 a.m. Anchor/Reporter Karen Drew will spend 24 nonstop hours in the community of Highland Park celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Mama Shu and addressing the victories and ongoing needs of the city.

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Townsquare’s WKFR-FM Raises 83k+ with Roof Sit 2024!

On May 16-18, Townsquare Media’s WKFR-FM (Kalamazoo) hosted their annual Roof Sit event, that raises awareness and funding to treat and prevent child abuse and neglect in Southwest Michigan. This year the event raised more than $83,000 for the Community Healing Center’s Children’s Programs.

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