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64 Michigan Stations Air Governor Whitmer’s State of the State Address

64 Michigan Stations Air Governor Whitmer's State of the State Address

We are proud to announce that 64 Michigan broadcast stations – 30 television and 34 radio – carried the Governor’s 2022 State of the State address this past Wednesday (1/26) night. The list of stations includes members of the MAB as well as the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB). The MAB provided commercial television…

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WNEM-TV Welcomes Elisse Ramey

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Former WJRT-TV (Flint) Anchor/Reporter Elisse Ramey has joined WNEM-TV (Saginaw) as Anchor/Reporter.  Ramey will be co-anchoring the station’s 5:30 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She spent over four years at WJRT.  Prior to mid-Michigan, Ramey was an Anchor/Reporter for WITN-TV in Washington, North Carolina. Ramey also was Anchor/Reporter/Producer at WXVT-TV in Greenville, Mississippi; and also served…

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WBKB-TV Adds NBC to Menu of Subchannels

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On January 24, Thunder Bay Broadcasting’s WBKB-TV (Alpena) became, what may be the first station in the nation to carry all four major networks on separate digital subchannels.  The station added NBC (on channel 11.2) to its roster of networks that include CBS (11.1), ABC (11.3), Fox & MyNetworkTV (11.4). The station welcomed NBC to…

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“Smokin’ Joe” Joins Krol’s WJSZ

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Longtime Lansing air personality Joe Schneider has joined the airstaff of Krol Communication’s WJSZ-FM (Ashley/Owosso) as afternoon (3-7 p.m.) personality. A 2002 graduate of Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Schneider got his start at then-oldies WJIM-FM (Lansing), hosting the 60’s at 6 and 70’s at 7 as Smokin’ Joe. He later moved on to…

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Saga CEO Ed Christian Signs Contract Extension

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Inside Radio reports (1/28) that Ed Christian, CEO of Michigan-based Saga Communications, has inked a two-year extension to his contract that will keep him as head of the company he founded through March 31, 2027.  The previous contract would have expired March 31, 2025. The new amendment also adds a new “change of Control” definition…

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WYCD Scores Two Nominations in ACM Radio Awards

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The Academy of Country Music® announced this past Monday (1/24) Radio Awards nominees for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™, including a double nomination for Audacy’s WYCD-FM (Detroit).  WYCD was nominated for Major Market Radio Station of the Year.  Its morning show, Josh, Rachael & Grunwald In the Morning with Josh Holleman, Rachael Hunter…

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CBS Affiliate Swap in The U.P.

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On January 20, Nexstar Media Group’s WJMN-TV (Escanaba) announced that effective January 21, the station will no longer be affiliated with the CBS Network.  In a story on its website, the station said it will “continue to provide the news, weather, sports and entertainment that we have for over 50 years across the Upper Peninsula.” …

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WFQX Adds Three New Subchannels

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Cadillac Telecasting’s WFQX-TV (Cadillac), which is operated by Heritage Broadcasting Group (WWTV/WWUP-TV) through a shared services agreement, has announced that it has added three new subchannels to its roster.  WFQX, a dual Fox/CW affiliate, has added Newsy, Court Mystery and Defy TV for viewers in northern Michigan. The station says, “Newsy offers coverage of top…

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