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Cumulus Names New GM for West Michigan

Cumulus Media has announced that it has promoted Steve Holm to Regional Vice President/Market Manager for Grand Rapids/Muskegon, MI. He rises from his previous role as General Sales Manager for Cumulus Dallas. The appointment was effective this past Monday (5/13).

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Delta College Public Broadcasting Recipient of $977k CPB Grant


The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) announced this week that Delta Public Broadcasting’s WDCQ-TV (Bad Axe/Flint) is one of three public broadcasters awarded funding under the Next Generation Warning System grant program that funds public media stations to upgrade equipment and receive training to enhance alerting and warning capabilities. The program is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Don’t Start Counting Marijuana Advertising Dollars Yet – Cautions Despite Possible Changes in Its Federal Classification

David Oxenford

In recent weeks, we saw press reports on a recommendation from the Attorney General to loosen federal restrictions on marijuana – reclassifying it by moving it off Schedule I (an illegal controlled substance with no medical uses and a high degree of potential abuse) to Schedule III, where many other drugs, including some requiring a prescription, are listed.

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NATAS Announces Regional EMMY® Nominees

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The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)/Michigan has announced the nominees for the 46th Annual Regional EMMY® Awards. The award ceremonies will be held on June 15 at Little Caesars Arena.

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Goodrich Sells WPRR-AM/Grand Rapids

Goodrich Radio, LLC has filed an application to transfer the license and assets of WPRR-AM (Ada/Grand Rapids) to Ghettothropic, LLC.  The application was filed this past Monday (5/6).  Goodrich Radio, headed by broadcast veteran and theater owner Bob Goodrich, has owned the station since it signed on in 2008. 

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WCMU Continues Efforts to Restore Alpena Signal

WCMU Public Media reports that progress is being made to restore the it’s television and radio signals in northeast Lower Michigan stations to the air, following a fire in late February. Both WCML-FM and WCML-TV were knocked off the air after the transmitter building in Atlanta was destroyed by the fire. The exact cause of the fire is still unknown.

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AM Radio’s Historic Day on Capitol Hill

Growing support for AM radio culminated in a remarkable day May 1 on Capitol Hill. Broadcasters, as well as the millions of Americans who rely on AM radio, are working to educate members of Congress on AM radio’s public safety value and broad reach, and those efforts are coming together to secure the future of this important service.

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