The annual WLUC-TV (Marquette) TV6 Canathon has been underway since November 1 and that effort will continue through today, December 1. The Canathon is a month long effort to collect donations of canned goods to help feed a hungry neighbor.
Ahead of the December 12 deadline, users of Sage brand EAS equipment now have another 90 days to meet that pending FCC deadline for updating EAS firmware. Sage previously announced in early November that the update has taken them longer to produce than they had anticipated and that there will be insufficient time for many users to install the update by the deadline.
On November 16, Audacy’s WOMC-FM (Detroit) held its 6th annual “Turn Up the Miracles Radiothon” and raised (at last report) $488,617 for Beaumont Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio has announced the 2023 class of the Mildred Carter Mentoring Program. Now in its 22nd year, the program pairs aspiring female radio professionals with established leaders in the field. Included in this year’s class is Beasley Media Detroit’s WRIF-FM Program Director Jade Springart.
WLEW-AM/FM (Bad Axe) owner Nancy Aymen has passed away at age 93. Nancy and her late husband Art Aymen married in Port Huron in 1948. In 1971, the couple purchased Thumb Broadcasting, Inc. with radio stations WLEW-AM/FM and moved to the Bad Axe area to run the stations.
As part of a November fundraiser, WCMU Public Media invited listeners to donate not only to the station, but to also to give the gift of food and support food bank partners in Michigan. 10% of all donations over $60 were designated “Gift of Food” thank-you gifts.
Even with the holidays upon us, regulation never stops. There are numerous regulatory dates in December to which broadcasters need to keep in mind. Furthermore, as the 2024 presidential campaign is already underway, there are political advertising deadlines to watch out for.
This past Tuesday (11/14), Graham Media’s WDIV-TV in Detroit hosted their annual “Help Me Hank” toy drive for “Toys for Tots” in the metro. This year they filled two trucks with donations from viewers, all of which will go to benefit children this holiday season.
On Friday, November 10, Lenawee Broadcasting Company and Southeast Michigan Media held their annual “Thank-A-Vet” fundraising event outside their studios in downtown Adrian. The event, held live on-air from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. raised $47,401.49 for local veterans.
The Detroit Tigers and Motor City baseball fans have a new television play-by-play announcer: Jason Benetti. After eight seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Benetti makes to move to the Motor City