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iHeartMedia Promotes Detroit’s Tony Travatto

Jan 17, 2020

Tony Travatto, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Detroit and PD of  WKQI-FM and WNIC-FM has been promoted to a Division Executive Vice President of Programming for the iHeartMedia National Programming Group.  The announcement was made January 16. Travatto is one of three promoted to the position in the National Programming Group.  Joining him…

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Gnau Returns to Michigan

Jan 17, 2020

iHeartMedia announced on January 15, that nine of its senior executives will be Division Presidents of the new iHeartMedia Markets Group organization, effective immediately. These executives – Shosh Abromovich, Linda Byrd, Tony Coles, Julie Donohue, Nick Gnau, Scott Hopeck, Dan Lankford, Kevin LeGrett and Tom McConnell – will report into Greg Ashlock, President of the…

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WOOD-TV Announces Return of Michele DeSelms

Jan 17, 2020

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids has announced the return of Michele DeSelms to West Michigan.  DeSelms will become the Community Strategy Manager at the station. The role includes the Connecting with Community brand and partnerships, as well as non-profit alliances and community outreach projects. DeSelms will help shape the future of the community engagement opportunities with coverage…

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WKAR to Host PBS Kids Day

Jan 17, 2020

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) will host another “PBS Kids Day” at their MSU Campus studios on Saturday, January 25.  The day gives viewers a chance to look behind the scenes at the station and will feature fun activities and games for kids. The free event will feature lots of fun, hands-on activities from community…

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WDMK/Detroit Debuts The Rickey Smiley Show

Jan 17, 2020

Beasley Media Group has announced that the syndicated The Rickey Smiley Morning Show can now be heard on the air weekday mornings on the company’s WDMK-FM (Detroit-105.9 KISS FM). The show officially launched on January 6. The show is quick-paced and anchored by one of the nation’s most popular comedians. Entertaining a wide variety of…

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#MABshow Alert: Gray Television’s Greta Van Susteren will Deliver 2020 Keynote

Jan 15, 2020

Just days ahead of Michigan’s Presidential Primary, Greta Van Susteren, the longtime political commentator and host of Gray Television’s “Full Court Press,” will deliver the keynote address at the 2020 Great Lake Media Show. The Great Lakes Media Show will take place March 3 and 4 at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Learn more…

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MAB Will Offer Pool Feed for January 29 State of the State

Jan 10, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced that she will deliver her second State of the State address on Wednesday, January 29.  As in the past, The MAB will offer a pool feed of the address beginning at 7 p.m. The MAB TV feed will be unhosted, allowing your anchors to introduce and conclude the broadcast. We…

(L-R) WOOD-TV General Manager Julie Brinks and on-air host Maranda.

WOOD-TV’s Julie Brinks and Maranda Named Among “Influential Women”

Jan 10, 2020

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) General Manager Julie Brinks, along with on-air host Maranda, have been recognized as two of West Michigan’s “Most Influential Women.” The Grand Rapids Business Journal released its list of 50 women leaders in the West Michigan community on January 8.  Brinks and Maranda were chosen out of a list of nearly 250 applicants.…

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WKAR Announces Launch of Apollo Public TV Platform in Partnership with Gaian Solutions

Jan 10, 2020

NextGen TV Accelerator Platform, Apollo PublicTV Platform Enables Public Broadcasters to Conceive, Design and Launch NextGen TV Services for Local Communities WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University and Gaian Solutions, Inc., announce the launch of Apollo PublicTV Platform, a NextGen TV accelerator platform for public broadcasters. Apollo PublicTV Platform offers broadcasters a suite of…

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Northern Radio of Michigan Spins Three FMs to Separate Owners

Jan 10, 2020

Traverse City-based Northern Radio of Michigan has sold three of its six northern Michigan radio stations to separate owners.  Midwestern Broadcasting is purchasing heritage rock station WKLT-FM (Kalkaska) from Northern. Midwestern is owner of WTCM-AM/FM, WCCW-AM/FM and WJZQ-FM. In an article posted in the Traverse Ticker, Midwestern Broadcasting General Manager Chris Warren said, “We’ve enjoyed…

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