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Michigan’s Huizenga Latest Co-Sponsor of Local Radio Freedom Act

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI2)

Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI2) is the latest co-sponsor of the Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA). LRFA is a bipartisan Sense of the H ouse resolution which opposes any new fees, taxes, or royalties on local radio stations. The Michigan Broadcasters Association supports the measure and urges all members of Congress to cosponsor it. There are…

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Michelle Dunaway Joins WXMI-TV

Michelle Dunaway

WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) has hired former WWTV/WWUP-TV anchor Michelle Dunaway.  Dunaway will be joining Fox-17’s Morning News as anchor/reporter. She made the announcement on her social media pages including this announcement on her Facebook page: “In continuing coverage of our life’s transitions, I am beyond thrilled to announce my next big career move – back…

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WLEN’s “Thank A Vet” Breaks A New Record!

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Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) broke a record with its annual “Thank A Vet” fundraiser this year, raising $34,697.50 in 12 hours for the “Veterans Dire Need Fund,” distributed through Housing Help of Lenawee. Now in its 16th year, the fundraiser is in celebration of Veterans Day and is an event to raise funds and awareness…

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Alpha Media Names New Regional VPs; Foster to Oversee Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin

(L-R) Brian Foster, Les Tuttle

Alpha Media, which operates radio stations across 44 markets in the United States, announced this past Monday (11/15) the promotion of Brian Foster and Les Tuttle to the roles of Regional Vice Presidents. Foster will oversee Alpha markets in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan, while Tuttle will handle Missouri, Minnesota and select markets in Iowa. Both…

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Michigan Radio Expands Service in Lansing on 89.7 FM, WLNZ

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Michigan Radio has announced that it has expanded its coverage in the Lansing area on 89.7 FM, WLNZ. Through a partnership with Lansing Community College, licensee of WLNZ, Michigan Radio will provide public radio programming for the Lansing station, with a simulcast of its NPR news and information programming and award winning statewide news coverage.…

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OSHA Suspends Enforcement of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Businesses


The Hill reports that The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is suspending enforcement of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large private businesses after a federal appeals court upheld a stay on it last week. OSHA said in a statement published on its website Friday night that while it is confident in its…

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Beasley Media Group Detroit Unveils the RIFF Rock Hall

RIFF Rock Hall

Beasley Media Group Detroit’s WRIF-FM has officially launched “The RIFF Rock Hall,” an online experience highlighting 50 years of Detroit’s legendary rock station. Through its unique interactivity, listeners can easily move from room to room, clicking through five decades of history in an immersive virtual environment, showcasing WRIF’s rock n’ roll leadership and innovation in…

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FCC Clears Gray Acquisition of Meredith Stations

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On November 12, the FCC has approved Gray Television’s acquisition of the Meredith TV stations and granted the transfer of the licenses to Gray. In making the ruling the FCC denied two objections to the acquisition: “We find that the informal objections are without merit and that grant of the Applications would serve the public interest,…

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WDRQ Raises Funds to House 10 Area Homeless Vets

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Cumulus Media announced that its WDRQ-FM (Detroit) held the Broadway’s Veterans Matter Honor-Thon on Thursday, November 11, driving emergency funds to provide 10 local homeless veterans with long-term housing. The Honor-Thon aired from 6-10 a.m. during the morning show. In those four hours, listeners donated $7,100. During the 8am hour, sponsor JDog Junk Removal provided…

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