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WKFR Roof Sit Nets Nearly $55,000

Aug 28, 2020

Townsquare Media’s WKFR-FM (Kalamazoo) held its annual Roof Sit to help victims of child abuse August 20 through 22 on the top of the Helzberg Diamonds building in Portage. This year’s Roof Sit was a bit different due to COVID-19 concerns.  This year the station held its first ever Roof Sit online auction, where listeners…

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WQHH Holds 7th Annual Backpack Giveway

Aug 28, 2020

For the 7th year in a row, MacDonald Broadcasting’s Power 96.5 WQHH-FM (Lansing) held its annual Backpack Giveway on August 20.  This year’s event, held at the Don Johnson Fieldhouse in Lansing took all precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The station gave away free school supplies for local grade school kids on a first come,…

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WSGW and Gray Television Receive NAB Leadership Foundation 2020 Service to America Awards

Aug 28, 2020

On August 22, The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation presented the 2020 Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners were announced during the Celebration of Service to America Awards program, which aired on hundreds of stations nationwide. “Over the past year, America’s local radio and television stations have demonstrated…

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2 Michigan Broadcasters Named as Radio Wayne Finalists

Aug 28, 2020

RadioInk has announced the finalists for the 2020 Radio Wayne Awards, to be presented virtually September 15 on Facebook and YouTube. It’s the 28th year Radio Ink will present Radio’s most prestigious awards in sales, marketing, and management. Finalists include Jeff Marcero (Cumulus Detroit) in the Sales Manager category and Peter Kowalski  (Entercom Communications/Detroit) in…

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With COVID-19, West Michigan iHeart Stations to Present ‘Flashback Fridays’

Aug 28, 2020

MLive is reporting that West Michigan iHeart stations, faced with the postponement of the 2020 high school football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be offering sports fans “Flashback Fridays” beginning August 28. The company’s WMAX-FM (Grand Rapids) and WMUS-FM (Muskegon) will be airing classic high school football matchups from the past for 10…

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WLAJ-TV and WBMI-FM Sales Announced

Aug 28, 2020

A couple of Michigan station sales have been announced this past week.  An application for assignment of WLAJ-TV (Lansing) was filed with the FCC on August 21.  The seller is WLAJ-TV LLC., headed by Sheldon Galloway of Lafayette, La.  WLAJ-TV LLC has owned the station since 2013. The buyer is Mission Broadcasting of Witchita Falls, Texas,…

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MHSAA Issues New TV Broadcast Rules; No Changes for Radio

Aug 28, 2020

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has notified Athletic Directors around the state that they’ve updated their rules on live video broadcast/streaming of events with limited spectatorship.  While radio rules remain the same, these changes loosen the rules for television and local over-the-air TV stations and cable channels may now broadcast games live. The…

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Michigan Ag Today Continues Growing, Adds New Affiliates

Aug 28, 2020

Michigan Ag Today (MAT) announced this week that several leading radio stations have joined its growing farm radio network. These stations will bring the timely, relevant and credible programming on MAT to the farming community in north central and northwest Michigan. WMMI-AM-FM (Mt. Pleasant), added 3 MAT programs to its strong local informational programming. WBRN-AM/FM…

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GOP Group Pumping $4.5 Million into Michigan for Senate Race Advertising

Aug 21, 2020

One Nation, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the GOP super PAC Senate Leadership Fund, reserved $4.5 million in television, radio time and cable advertising that began airing across Michigan on Wednesday (8/19), according to a report in Roll Call. It is the group’s first advertising buy this cycle in Michigan’s Senate race between incumbent Democrat Gary…



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