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WNEM Partners with Saginaw Community for Free Mask Giveaway

May 12, 2020

WNEM-TV (Saginaw), along with the Saginaw Community Foundation, the Work Wear Store and other community partners helped to distribute 30,000 non-surgical masks for free on May 13. “There’s some amazing, amazing volunteers out here today to help us prepare for an event taking place on Wednesday, May 13. But here today, what they’re doing is…

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WGHN/WMPA Puts COVID-19 Pandemic Front and Center

May 8, 2020

WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM (Grand Haven) has been making sure their listeners are informed about the reality of COVID-19, both in terms of the seriousness of the threat it represents and in making sure people understand that everyone has the power to fight the disease. The WGHN Morning Show “Good Morning Grand Haven” has focused on…

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Nielsen: Radio is ‘Comfort Food’ as Media Consumption Rises Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

May 8, 2020

From Nielsen Insights: As more Americans opt to stay home amid growing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), media consumption is, unsurprisingly, peaking. Yet amid the various media options consumers have to choose from, including streaming platforms and connected TVs, a recent Nielsen survey found that 83% of consumers say they’re listening…

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Broadcasters Foundation of America to Pay Record Number of Grants This Year; Announces COVID-19 Emergency Grants

May 8, 2020

In an exclusive article, InsideRadio reports that the Broadcasters Foundation of America (BFA) is on target to pay out a record amount in grants to broadcasters who have fallen on hard times, thanks to a sharp increase in the number of applicants who have met the nonprofit’s qualifications.  Jim Thompson, BFA President, told the publication,…

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Flint Stations Host Congressional Town Hall

May 8, 2020

On Thursday, May 7, Flint/Saginaw/Bay City TV stations came together again for the second time in a week to present another COVID-19 Town Hall, this time featuring Congressmen Dan Kildee (D-5) and John Moolenaar (R-4). The two U.S. Representatives took questions from a trio of reporters, each representing their respective television stations in the market. …

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CMU Public Radio Debuts New Signal in FM Station Network

May 8, 2020

CMU Public Radio’s network of stations expanded in recent days with the debut of WCMV-FM (Leland). The former WFCX was purchased by Central Michigan University late last year from Northern Broadcast and was closed on last week. WCMV’s 20.5kw signal provides full coverage over much of the northwest lower peninsula, including Traverse City.  CMU previously…

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Former Michigan Radio Host Jenn White Named National Host of WAMU, NPR’s 1A

May 8, 2020

WAMU-FM (Washington, DC) announced on Thursday (5/7) that Jenn White has been selected as the new host of the nationally syndicated NPR show 1A. No stranger to public media, White comes to 1A from WBEZ Chicago, where she hosts the station’s midday talk program Reset with Jenn White. She also hosted WBEZ’s critically acclaimed podcasts…

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Kalamazoo Public Schools Approves WKDS Sale to WMUK

May 8, 2020

At a meeting held April 30, Kalamazoo Public Schools has voted to sell the district’s radio station to Western Michigan University. The station is no longer needed for educational purposes, according to the recommendation approved by the board. The district will receive $125,000 in exchange for the station. They will also enter into a monthly lease…

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Summit Technology Group Assisting Broadcasters with Automated Weather During Pandemic

May 8, 2020

MAB Associate Member Summit Technology Group is providing perpetual licenses for ATMOS Weather Report Service to all terrestrial broadcast stations at no cost. ATMOS provides up to 30 professionally delivered weather reports to broadcast stations each day with up-to-the-minute conditions and forecasts to keep listeners informed all hours of the day. Summit President Paul Stewart…

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