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WOOD-TV Highlights Mental Health Awareness Month

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On May 30, Nexstar Media’s WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) wrapped up Mental Health Awareness month with a special broadcast focusing on programs in West Michigan working to support mental health. The 30-minute special, hosted by anchors Teresa Weakley and Donovan Long, spoke with doctors, therapists and pastors about their mental health work, plus students who are…

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Mid-West Family’s WYTZ Raises $40,000 For St. Jude

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Mid-West Family’s WYTZ-FM (Bridgeman/Benton Harbor/St. Joseph) held its annual 2-day radiothon February 23-24 for St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, meeting their goal and raising a total of $40,000!  The station has been holding the annual radiothon for 17 years now. The station’s morning show host Matt Malone said, “The total amount for every year we’ve done…

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iHeart West Michigan Raises $490,377 For Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

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On December 9 and 10, iHeartMedia’s STAR 105.7 (WSRW-FM) and B-93 (WBCT-FM) aired the 22nd Annual Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Radiothon, sharing patient stories about how The Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital annual fund supports over 20 different programs like the center for child protection, the Pediatric Oncology Resource Team (P.O.R.T.), the Peter and Joan Secchia…

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Scripps Media Airs ‘Hidden Bias of Good People’ on Michigan Stations

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As part of its commitment to creating a better-informed world, The E.W. Scripps Company has been airing a commercial interruption-free special on its local television stations across the country to spark a national dialogue around implicit bias while advancing conversations at the local level in the 41 markets where it operates.  The stations in Michigan…

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iHeart West Michigan Raises $95,000 for Dégagé Ministries

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On February 5, iHeartMedia/West Michigan held its fourth annual “Day of Hope” on its WOOD-AM/FM and WBFX-FM (BIG 101.3), collecting $95,000 for Grand Rapids homeless shelter Dégagé Ministries. On-air personalities from the stations, broadcasted live from 5 a.m. – 6 p.m. that day, sharing stories of hope from the men and women Dégagé has served.  Due…

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Townsquare Announces First Ever Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Townie Awards

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Townsquare Kalamazoo/Battle Creek has announced its inaugural Townie Awards for 2021.  In a release, the company said they are committed to standing with local businesses, and the people who bring them to life and make them special. Local businesses have always been an integral part of the fabric of their community, and supporting these businesses…

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WGHN/WMPA Stuffed the Bus for Christmas

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On December 19, WGHN-FM/WMPA-FM/Oldies 94.9 (Grand Haven)  hosted their 8th Annual Stuff the Bus with the local Culver’s and Dean Transportation.  This year they brought the Grand Haven and Spring Lake Rotarian’s onboard as partners and were able to provide over two tons of food for the Love in Action, Salvation Army, The People’s Center…

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Michigan Learning Channel to Launch January 4, 2021

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As reported in October and following months of planning, Michigan’s public television stations, in partnership with leading educators and community leaders, are launching the Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) beginning Monday, January 4. It will be available statewide on a series of new dedicated broadcast channels. Organized by Detroit Public Television (DPTV), the network will deliver…

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WGHN, WMPA Wrap Up Annual Coat Drive

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WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM (Grand Haven), in conjunction with Pantenga’s Cleaners just wrapped up their annual coat drive.  As of press time, 759 coats have been dry-cleaned with another 400 to 500 coats waiting to be processed. After dry cleaning, all coats are being presented to the non-profit Love in Action for distribution.  The stations set…

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