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WGHN Launches “94.9 The Channel”

Sep 15, 2023

WGHN (Grand Haven) has announced the launch of 94.9 The Channel, Grand Haven’s Finest Rock. The Channel is a Rock based station that includes music that came out on vinyl, cassettes and CD’s, spanning the genre.

McKibbin Media Group Announces 3rd Annual K105.3 Fall Fest & Chili Classic

Sep 15, 2023

“We secured some great music acts in the past, but felt that localizing the music more would put a different spin on the event. Supporting local artists and their music is something we take great pride in doing,” MMG President and Owner Katina McKibbin said.

The CW Moves Down the TV Dial in Detroit

Sep 8, 2023

With little advanced public fanfare, Adell Broadcasting’s WADL-TV (Detroit) has picked up the programming of the CW Network as of September 1.  That was the date CBS previously announced that it would drop the CW affiliations from its owned and operated stations nationwide, including Detroit’s WKBD-TV. 

Paul “Uncle” Buck Joins Black Diamond’s Bear

Sep 8, 2023

Black Diamond’s Northern Michigan Classic Rock “The BEAR” simulcast of WGFN-FM (98.1 & 95.1) and WWSS-FM (95.3)has announced that, in addition to The Bob & Tom Show back on the air in northern Michigan, mid-day slot will be filled by Paul “Uncle” Buck.

Blarney Stone Donates Grayling AM to Relevant Radio

Sep 8, 2023

On August 31, Blarney Stone Broadcasting filed an application to transfer the license of its WMQU-AM (Grayling) to non-commercial religious operator Relevant Radio. Relevant Radio is a radio network in the United States, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church.

WFDF-AM Announces Second Format Flip

Sep 8, 2023

Adell Broadcasting’s WFDF-AM (Detroit), which in August dropped its local-based talk programming in favor of ESPN Sports programming, has announced another format change.  Effective September 5, the station is now featuring a conservative-talk format featuring a local morning show hosted by long-time WOOD-AM/Grand Rapids host Justin Barclay

WKAR’s Melanie McGuire Selected to Participate in Public Media Diversity Fellowship Program

Sep 8, 2023

Melanie McGuire of WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) joins other distinguished public media leaders from across the country to participate in the Public Media Diversity Leaders Initiative (PMDLI), a program of the Riley Institute at Furman University offered in partnership with South Carolina ETV and modeled after the Institute’s award-winning South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative.

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September Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Regulatory Fees, HD Radio Power Increase Comments, EAS Filings, and Preparation for Many October Deadlines

Sep 8, 2023

On the surface, September appears to have few scheduled regulatory filing dates and deadlines, but it is period in which many broadcasters will be busy with deadlines that occur in early October and into the rest of the Fall.  TV stations should be finishing their decision-making on must-carry/retransmission consent elections, which need to be in their public files by October 2.

Greg O’Connor Inducted into Lumen Christi Athletic Hall of Fame

Sep 1, 2023

Back to News McKibbin Media Group announced honored that Greg O’Connor, longtime employee and award-winning Jackson radio personality, is one of 10 new members inducted into the Lumen Christi Athletic Hall of Fame and was inducted during at halftime of Thursday night’s Lumen Christi Varsity football game. O’Connor, affectionately known by colleagues and listeners as…

Mike Stone Announces Final Season at 97.1 The Ticket

Aug 25, 2023

Back to News Audacy Detroit announced this week that Mike Stone is in his final season as cohost of the morning show on 97.1 The Ticket. He will stay with the show which airs weekdays from 6-10 a.m. through the NFL season and take a reduced role after the Super Bowl. Stone will stick with…



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