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Great Lakes News Collaborative Wins US Water Prize

The US Water Alliance has announced that the Great Lakes News Collaborative is a winner of its annual US Water Prize. The US Water Prize recognizes the individuals and organizations that are driving innovation in the water sector and imagining new possibilities in water.

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MAB: Supportting and Inspiring Future Generations

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By: Sam Klemet, President & CEO Michigan Association of Broadcasters The Michigan Association of Broadcasters aim to support and inspire future generations. This week, students from Brother Rice High School’s broadcast program had the opportunity to see what a day in the life of a broadcaster is like while touring the Audacy Radio stations in…

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Plymouth-Canton’s 88.1 The Park Celebrates 50 Years!

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Plymouth-Canton’s WSDP-FM (88.1 The Park) celebrated a milestone this past Monday.  The student-run station signed on the air February 14, 1972 with just ten watts of power in mono on 89.3 mHz.  Over the years, the station changed frequencies, increased power, went stereo and increased their broadcast schedule from 6 hours a day to 24/7.…

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MAB’s Sam Klemet Talks to Jeremy Whiting of MSU’s Award-Winning IMPACT 89

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Several weeks ago, IMPACT 89 (WDBM-FM), Michigan State University’s student-run radio station received national acclaim as recipient of the 2021 College Media Association Four-Year College Radio Station of the Year Pinnacle Award. As a follow-up to the award, Incoming MAB President/CEO Sam Klemet sat down with IMPACT 89 General Manager Jeremy Whiting to discuss the…

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Impact 89FM Named 2021 College Radio Station of the Year

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Impact 89FM (WDBM-FM), Michigan State University’s student-run radio station and media organization, topped the charts nationally this month when it was recognized with the 2021 College Media Association Four-Year College Radio Station of the Year Pinnacle Award. This is the first time Impact 89FM has earned this national award. However, the student-run radio station has…

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New Radio Station at GVSU Helping Students Gain Experience

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Future broadcasters are taking advantage of the arrival of a new radio station on the Grand Valley State University campus.  WLXS 900 AM is giving students a real-life breakdown of the industry. “We created the station because we wanted the students to get an experience that was much more in line with what they’re going…

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Specs Howard School of Media Arts in Transition

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The Detroit Free Press reports that The Specs Howard School of Media Arts, responsible for the careers of thousands of radio and TV professionals in Michigan and beyond, is poised for a major transition. The paper reports that the 51-year-old broadcasting school is in talks with “another highly regarded school” to absorb the Specs Howard…

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Radio Free Hillsdale Hour College Show Gets National Salem Network Distribution

The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour, Hillsdale College’s national, weekend radio show, is now being distributed via the Salem Radio Network. The show, which launched in 2019, is one-hour long and divided into four segments. Each episode features multiple guests, including Hillsdale faculty members, speakers who visit one of the College’s campuses, alumni and others. Topics…

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