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Federal Judge Orders Census Counting to Continue to October 31

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A federal judge in California on Thursday (9/24) ruled that the 2020 Census will not end on September 30 as previously planned, but will and instead be extended to conclude on October 31. The Trump administration filed a notice on Friday (9/25) to appeal that decision, according to a report on NPR. Michigan Census 2020…

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WLNS Hosts Congressional Debate

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On September 21, Nexstar Broadcasting’s WLNS-TV (Lansing) hosted a debate with candidates for the 8th Congressional District.  Incumbent Democrat Elissa Slotkin and Republican challenger Paul Junge took part in a one-hour broadcast hosted by WLNS anchor Sheri Jones. The station invited questions from listeners.  In addition, WLNS Capital Correspondent Tim Skubick provided analysis of the…

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Entercom Holds Radiothon to Raise Money for Detroit Police Athletic League

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On September 21,  Entercom/Detroit radio stations teamed together for the “Step Up to The Plate” Radiothon from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Entercom stations highlighted special prizes for donors every hour and brought stories about the great work PAL does in the community. The first 25 people to donate $1,000 received dirt from the…

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WCSX Launches Seger Saturdays in the Motor City

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Beginning Saturday, October 3, Beasley Media Group’s legendary classic rock station, WCSX-FM (Detroit), will officially debut a 12-week program to air throughout the Fall entitled “Seger Saturdays” in Detroit. The new on-air series will highlight the incredible legacy of Detroit’s iconic rocker, Bob Seger. Hosted by station Morning Show Personality, Big Jim O’Brien, “Seger Saturdays”…

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Scripps to Acquire ION Media


On September 24, The E.W. Scripps Company announced the purchase of national broadcast network ION Media for $2.65 billion, combining the business with Scripps’ Katz networks and Newsy to create a full-scale national television networks business. ION reaches more than 100 million homes through over-the-air and pay TV platforms and has consistently achieved annual revenue…

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Former Michigan Air Personality Denis Prior Dies

Denis Prior reports that Michigan veteran air talent and comedy writer Denis Prior passed away early this week.  In Michigan, Prior worked on-air at WLHT-FM (Grand Rapids), MacDonald-Garber Broadcasting (Cadillac) and WGVU-AM/WGVS-AM (Grand Rapids).  Prior to Michigan, his resume included stops at KMXV-FM (Kansas City), KSRZ-FM (Omaha) and WSM-FM (Nashville). Prior had a lengthy run as…

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Tony Clark Passes

Tony Clark

The MAB is sad to write that longtime Michigan Radio Programmer/Air Personality Tony Clark passed away peacefully on September 19, following a week long battle with pneumonia.  He was surrounded by his children, Christopher, Alexander, Megan and Jon-Michael. Over the years, Clark worked at such stations as WKNX-AM and WKCQ-FM (Saginaw), WILS-AM/FM (Lansing), WTRX-AM (Flint),…

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Spring Arbor University Announces New Student Radio Station

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Spring Arbor University (SAU) announces the launch of a new Christian radio station, 89.3 The Arbor (WJKN-FM). The new station’s student-hosted format compliments 106.9 (WSAE-FM) as a sister station, with a strong emphasis on the SAU community. In a letter to friends of the university, Rachel (Ryder) Buchanan, General Manager and Program Director of…

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WITL’s Chris Tyler Says ‘So Long’

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WITL-FM (Lansing) Afternoon Personality/Program Director Chris Tyler has announced that he is leaving the station after 23 years. In “An Open Letter to the Wittle Family” posted online, Tyler wrote that “It’s been a good, long ride. But even all good, long rides have to end. For me that will be this Friday (9/25) at…

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WSAQ Raises Nearly $150K in Community Roofsit

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Radio First/Liggett Communication’s WSAQ-FM (Port Huron) has raised a record $148,405 to benefit the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Council. Q Country 107 WSAQ morning show host Matt Markham has spent this past week living on top of the MI Mutual Mortgage Building, soliciting donations for the CAN council. Markham told WJBK-TV that “We all…

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