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Harvey Klann

WHAK/WHSB Founder Harvey Klann Passes

Jul 31, 2020

True North Radio Network has reported the July 25 death of WHAK-FM/WHSB-FM (Rogers City/Alpena) founder Harvey Klann. Klann was 97. He was born on June 11, 1923 in Rogers City to Alfred and Hattie (Dost) Klann. He was a lifelong resident of Rogers City, except for time spent in the military during World War II.…

Scott Jameson

Scott Jameson Named Director of Programming at Beasley Detroit

Jul 31, 2020

Beasley Media Group has announced Scott Jameson has been named Director of Programming of Beasley Media Group’s Detroit-based radio cluster. In his new role, Jameson will be responsible for overseeing the programming of WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM, WMGC-FM, WDMK-FM and the Praise Network. He will begin his new position on  August 3. Jameson most recently served as…

David Oxenford

A Deeper Look at the FCC’s Proposal to Eliminate Program Duplication Rules for AM But Not FM Stations – Looking to All Digital AM?

Jul 31, 2020

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP FCC rules currently prohibit radio stations in the same service (AM or FM) that have over 50% overlap of their principal community contours (the 70 dBu for FM stations and the 5 mV/m contour for AM stations) from duplicating more than 25 per cent of the total hours in…

(L-R) Republican U.S. Senate Candidate John James; Incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Gary Peters.

Sen. Gary Peters Agrees to 2 Public Television Debates with Challenger John James

Jul 27, 2020

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) agreed on Friday (7/24) to two televised debates with Republican Senate hopeful John James to be hosted by WGVU Public Media and Detroit Public Television, accoring to a report on MLive. Gongwer reported earlier in the week that James called on incumbent Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) to participate in…

WCSX Jim Road trip

WCSX Big Jim’s House To Raise $50,000 for Gleaners Food Bank with Rockin’ Road Trip

Jul 24, 2020

WCSX-FM (Detroit) Morning Show Host Big Jim from Big Jim’s House is driving 27 hours on a rockin’ road trip from Detroit to Minnesota to raise $50,000 to benefit Gleaners Food Bank with help from legendary rock recording artist Bob Seger. Big Jim will drive a Chevy truck (provided by Chevrolet) from Detroit to the…

Samantha Jacques

WZZM Adds Samantha Jacques to Weather Team

Jul 24, 2020

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids)(13 ON YOUR SIDE) has announced an addition to their weather team with an up-and-coming meteorologist from Northern Michigan. Samantha Jacques began her broadcast career as weekend meteorologist at WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) while still a junior in college. She worked as a teaching assistant, helped to create the first Broadcast Meteorology course offered at…

Rico Beard

Rico Beard Joins WXYT as Afternoon Co-Host

Jul 24, 2020

Entercom has announced on-air veteran Rico Beard will join WXYT-FM (Detroit). Beard will be heard alongside Mike Valenti on “The Mike Valenti Show with Rico,” weekdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., beginning August 3. “Rico’s immeasurable experience covering all avenues of the Detroit sports scene has granted him a front row ticket to some…

Karl Bohnak

WLUC’s Karl Bohnak Adds Radio Duties in Marquette

Jul 24, 2020

On July 15, WLUC-TV (Marquette) Chief Meteorologist Karl Bohnak added radio to his workday, joining the line up at mediaBrew Communication’s WKQS-FM (Sunny 101.9).  He’ll be providing the station with hourly weather updates every weekday from noon to 7:00 p.m. He joins fellow WLUC Meteorologist Jennifer Perez, who provides hourly weather updates weekday mornings on…

detroit public tv

Detroit Public TV Will Expand Early Childhood Services to City Neighborhoods

Jul 24, 2020

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is moving ahead with plans to take its acclaimed early childhood programs and services to children, families and educators across the city of Detroit. This work is supported by a $400,000, grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and will enhance the work of Hope Starts Here – Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership…



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