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Michigan Broadcasters Come Together for Another COVID-19 Town Hall

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On Thursday, April 16, Broadcasters in Detroit and statewide took part in another COVID-19 Town Hall, this time featuring Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters.  The two took questions from Detroit television anchors Huel Perkins (WJBK-TV), Devin Scillian (WDIV-TV) and Carolyn Clifford (WXYZ-TV). For the second time in two weeks, television stations in Detroit have…

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WDIV Launches Effort to Help Local Restaurants, Frontline Workers

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. WDIV Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit.com launched Food4Frontline on April 2– a community-wide effort to help frontline workers and local restaurants. “Let’s support our amazing first responders that are on the front lines and working to keep us safe,” said Marla Drutz, WDIV VP & General Manager. “At the same time, we can support our…

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Michigan Broadcasters Come Together for Second Town Hall Meeting

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On April 2, television and radio broadcasters from throughout Michigan joined a coalition of Detroit television stations to present Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in a Town Hall meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the state. Carolyn Clifford of WXYZ-TV, Huel Perkins of WJBK-TV and Devin Scillian of WDIV-TV served as hosts from their respective studios…

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Michigan Public TV Stations Offer Help to Kids and Families

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Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) television stations are offering up their 24-hour PBS KIDS channels and have special tips for parents about how to keep children learning while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fun and educational K-12 content is offered on-air and on-line for through local Public Television stations. Programs are…

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Beasley Detroit Raises $66,000 for St. Jude

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Beasley Media Group’s WDMK-FM raised more than $66,000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the “National Urban Radio Cares Radiothon” on March 5. During the event, on-air personality Randi Myles shared stories about children and families assisted by St. Jude.

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WXYZ Launches Day of Giving Telethon with Humane Society

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On February 13 and 14, Scripps’ WXYZ-TV (Detroit) is presenting the Michigan Humane Society’s annual Telethon fundraiser, presented by Purina.  Telethon segments are running both days all day long on the station. The Telethon plays a major role for the organization and funds raised from the event support MHS programs and services, including cruelty investigation,…

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WWJ’s 17th Winter Survival Radiothon For THAW Raises $1.4M In Heating Assistance

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Entercom’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) held their 17th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund on February 7, raising $1.4 million dollars over fourteen hours. The radiothon was presented with help from DTE Energy and Kroger, along with the assistance of other sponsors.  THAW assists families in need by preventing utility shut-off, providing fuel…

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WXYZ-TV Donates Thousands of Books to Children

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WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit) celebrated National Reading Day on January 23 by donating 15,000 books to children. The station said more than 9,000 of the books were dispersed to Matrix Human Services Head Start, which is one of the largest providers of free childcare to low-income families in Michigan. The book effort was made possible by donations…

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