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Nexstar Sells WJMN-TV to Illinois Broadcaster

Apr 12, 2024

According to an application filed April 10, Nexstar Media Group has sold WJMN-TV (Escanaba-Marquette) to Quincy, IL based broadcaster Sullivan’s Landing, LLC.  Sullivan is headed by Ralph Oakley. 

WBKB-TV Expands Local newscasts, Partners with UpNorthLive News

Apr 12, 2024

Morgan Murphy Media’s WBKB-TV (Alpena) announced April 4 that it will greatly expand its local news coverage through a partnership with UpNorthLive news from WPBN/WTOM in Traverse City. The hours of local news will expand from the current 7.5 hours of news per week without any weekend coverage to 24.5 hours per week over seven days a week.

Former WOOD-TV News Director Dan Spaulding Dies at 79

Apr 12, 2024

The MAB has learned that former WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) News Director, Dan Spaulding passed away April 7 at age 79.  Spaulding, born and raised in Saginaw, graduated from the University of Michigan, earning BA and MA degrees.  He served as as the “Voice” of the bands, announcing the marching band at the Big House.

WMYD-TV, Scripps Sports to Simulcast Final 3 Red Wings Regular Season Games

Apr 12, 2024

The Detroit Red Wings have partnered with Scripps Sports and Bally Sports Detroit to allow fans free access to the final three games of the regular season on WMYD-TV (Detroit).  This opportunity allows over 1.5 million fans in Southeast Michigan to tune in for free as the Red Wings make their final push for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Michigan Public Welcomes The Moth Mainstage to Detroit June 14

Apr 12, 2024

Michigan Public and Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts will present a live performance of The Moth Mainstage in Detroit on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. The Moth Mainstage features a line-up of writers, performers, and other unique national and Michigan storytellers, each with a ten-minute story to tell live without notes.

Gray Television Salutes WNEM-TV on 70 Years of Service to its Community

Apr 4, 2024

This past week on a Facebook post, Gray Television highlighted the 70 year birthdays of three of its television stations nationwide, including its WNEM-TV (Saginaw). The company posted a video featuring each station’s General Managers, including WNEM’s Ken Frierson talking about their station’s history and the service they provide to their communities.

Melorie Begay Rejoins WKAR to Host Morning Edition

Apr 4, 2024

Former weekend host and reporter, Melorie Begay has rejoined WKAR Public Media as the station’s new Morning Edition host. 

WMYD Airing Five Detroit Pistons Games

Apr 4, 2024

On March 28, the Detroit Pistons announced that the organization will partner with Scripps Sports to broadcast five of the club’s remaining nine games over-the-air on TV-20 Detroit (WMYD-TV). It will mark the team’s first extended relationship with an over-the-air carrier since the 2007-08 season.

Detroit Stations Launch Start Over, Datacasting to Boost NextGen TV

Apr 4, 2024

Detroit Television’s NextGen TV development was highlighted this week (4/1) in Broadcasting and Cable. NextGen TV has been on the air in Detroit for more than three years. At this point, not too many people are tuning in, but broadcasters there are using the market as a laboratory, testing features and getting ready for when more viewers are paying attention.

Amber Krycka Joins WOOD-TV as Anchor

Mar 29, 2024

Nexstar Media’s WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced the hiring of Amber Krycka as a main evening anchor. Kyrcka co-anchors with award-winning journalist Brian Sterling weeknights on News 8 at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.



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