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NAB Membership Town Hall Identifies Broadcast Issues and Priorities in 2023

Jan 27, 2023

On January 19, The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) hosted a virtual town hall to brief NAB members on advocacy and business issues as Congress begins its 118th Session and the House of Representatives switches party control. NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt was joined by senior executives and public policy experts to offer updates on the association’s work, priorities and initiatives.

PitchFest ’23 Coming February 9

Jan 24, 2023

PitchFest ‘23 gives broadcasters and agency representatives the opportunity to network and make connections. We had success last year and heard everyone’s feedback. The MAB will hold two events this year, one on February 9, 2023 and the second in late July. The MAB will provide a half day of virtual interactions between MAB member stations and ad agencies.

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Michigan Broadcasters Invited to Preview and Analysis Event Ahead of State of the State Speech

Jan 20, 2023

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the lobbying firm of Kelley Cawthorne are partnering to offer Michigan journalists the opportunity to get political expert insight in advance of the upcoming State of the State address.

The Block Comes to Kalamazoo & Battle Creek

Jan 20, 2023

Townsquare Media has announced the debut of a new radio station in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek market.  WBXX-FM (Marshall/Battle Creek) has been teamed up with translator W273AR (Paw Paw/Kalamazoo) to become “WBXX 102.5/104.9 The Block, Southwest Michigan’s #1 for R&B.”

WDIV Meteorologist Paul Gross to Retire

Jan 20, 2023

“When Paul informed us he was retiring I tried to talk him out of it,” said WDIV Vice President and General Manager Bob Ellis. “We hoped he’d stay forever. But it became clear quickly 40 years was a nice round number, and the time was right to relax more, spend more time up north and play more golf.”

Michigan Radio Announces New “All Things Considered” Host

Jan 20, 2023

After conducting an extensive search, Michigan Radio is pleased to announce that Rebecca Kruth has been named as the station’s new All Things Considered host. Rebecca replaces Christina Shockley, who left Michigan Radio in June to help coach public radio hosts and reporters across the country.

WLUC-TV to Add Early News to Weekend Lineup

Jan 20, 2023

Gray Television’s WLUC-TV (Marquette) has announced that it is adding staff and will soon add more local news on weekends. The station has announced plans to launch a live newscast at 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturdays and Sundays beginning February 18.

WKAR First Michigan Station to Offer NPR+ Podcast Bundle

Jan 20, 2023

WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing) is one of 33 stations across the nation and the only one in the state of Michigan to offer the new NPR+ podcast bundle. Planet Money, NPR Politics Podcast, Code Switch, and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! are just a few of the podcasts that supporters of the NPR+ bundle will be able to enjo

WNMU-FM, NPR Announce Student Podcast Challenge

Jan 20, 2023

Northern Michigan University’s WNMU-FM (Marquette) is inviting students from the region in grades 5-8 and 9-12 to enter National Public Radio’s Student Podcast Challenge to compete for a chance to have their work featured on NPR. The contest is open now and closes April 28.

Michigan Radio Partners with Detroit Documenters to Enhance Detroit Coverage

Jan 13, 2023

As part of this new partnership, Michigan Radio will produce stories based on Documenters reporting or share their reporting across the station’s digital and social media platforms. Michigan Radio will also provide an editor to help edit the work that Documenters are producing, and support in the recruitment of new Documenters in Detroit.



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