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Kevin Dietz Named Permanent Midday Host at WJR-AM

Kevin Dietz

Former WDIV-TV (Detroit) reporter Kevin Dietz, who has been hosting the 9 a.m. to noon slot on WJR-AM (Detroit) since June 1, has been named permanent host for the time slot.  He replaces longtime WJR personality Frank Beckmann, who retired in March.  Dietz made the announcement this past Tuesday on his Facebook page. Dietz began…

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Star Country 106.7 Signs On in Northern Michigan

WSRT Star Country

Following its acquisition by MacDonald Garber Broadcasting, WSRT-FM (Gaylord) has returned to the air as “Star Country 106.7.”  The new format launched September 17 following a week of stunting including Christmas music and Classic Rock songs.  According to press reports, the 100kw FM is focusing on country hits of the 80s through early 2000s.  Core…

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Jeanna Trotman Joins WXYZ-TV

Jeanna Trotman

Jeanna Trotman has joined WXYZ-TV (Detroit) as weekend sports anchor. She is also a sports reporter during the week, working in collaboration with Sports Director Brad Galli.  Trotman, once a WXYZ intern, began her television career in 2014 at KAAL, the ABC affiliate in Rochester, Minnesota where she served as Sports Director. Trotman then returned…

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WCSX Unveils Michigan’s Alice Cooper Court

Alice Cooper & Big Jim O’Brien

On September 23, WCSX-FM (Detroit) Morning Personality Big Jim O’Brien from Big Jim’s House joined Motor City rock Legend Alice Cooper to unveil Alice Cooper Court at Eloise Asylum (30712 Michigan Avenue) in Westland, Michigan. “Alice Cooper Court” is the third street name created by WCSX honoring Motor City rock icons. Other Detroit area landmarks…

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WLCO-AM Sold to Smile FM

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Townsquare Media has filed an application to transfer the license of WLCO-AM (Lapeer) to group operator Smile FM, based in Imlay City.  The application was filed on September 14.  The proposed Assignee (Smile FM) is also applying to convert the station to noncommercial/educational classification.  WLCO is a 5kw daytimer on 1530 kHz with a two-tower…

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WGVU Cool Teacher Returns

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WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids) has announced the return of its Cool Teacher contest, saying even though school may still look a bit different this year, learning and fun are still happening in classrooms across West and Southwest Michigan. The station has hosted the contest for 20+ years and the contest highlights dedicated, creative and…

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WEYI-TV Owner Armstrong Williams Donating Atmospheric Water Units to Flint

Armstrong Williams

Howard Stirk Holdings (HSH), licensee WEYI-TV (Flint) and its owner Armstrong Williams has announced a partnership with RussKap Holdings to place atmospheric water units in Flint, Michigan. HSH will be donating many units to the City as part of its new partnership. HSH has worked as a leader in bringing new technologies to assist the…

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