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WILX-TV “Give Blood Telethon” Nets 100+ Donation Appointments

WILX-TV Reporter Mallory Anderson giving her "blood, sweat and tears" for the cause!

On January 22, Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) partnered with the American Red Cross and Townsquare Media’s WITL-FM to host the Give Blood Telethon.  The telethon aired from 5-8 p.m. and more than 112 blood-donation appointments were scheduled during that time. Many of the people who made those appointments were first-time donors. A single donation provides potentially…

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Governor Asks MAB to Join Complete Count

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By: Karole L. White, President/CEO Michigan Association of Broadcasters The Census is not just important to the state, its citizens and your audience, it is vital to broadcasting. Market rankings are determined by Nielsen using the census in part. Getting a strong and complete count may help you maintain or improve your market rating and…

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WBZV-FM in Hudson Sold

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On January 22, an application with filed with the FCC to transfer the license of WBZV-FM (Hudson) from Friends Communications of Hudson, Inc. to Madsun Investments, LLC., based in Allen, Michigan. Madsun is headed by William Sours. Friends Communications of Michigan recently sold WABJ-AM/WQTE-FM (Adrian) to the Cromwell Group (Southeast Michigan Media, Inc.), but that…

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WOOD-TV Announces New Anchor Lineup, Added Newscast

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WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) and its sister stations have announced a new anchor lineup and an added newscast in February as it expands its commitment to local news. Anchor Susan Shaw recently returned to the 10 p.m. newscast on sister staton WXSP-TV and 11 p.m. newscast on WOOD-TV with Brian Sterling. Susan brings decades of experience…

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WXYZ-TV Donates Thousands of Books to Children

WXYZ-TV Reporter Carolyn Clifford

WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit) celebrated National Reading Day on January 23 by donating 15,000 books to children. The station said more than 9,000 of the books were dispersed to Matrix Human Services Head Start, which is one of the largest providers of free childcare to low-income families in Michigan. The book effort was made possible by donations…

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WADL Launches 10 p.m. Newscast

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Adell Broadcasting’s WADL-TV (Detroit) has announced the premiere of a nightly 10 p.m. newscast.  Veteran Detroit television reporter Kevin Dietz is the host of “News Now with Kevin Dietz,” a Monday-Friday program. Adell CEO Kevin Adell told the Detroit Free Press that the new half-hour show is not competing with newscasts on other stations in…

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Houghton Community Broadcasting Finds Forever Homes for Homeless Pets

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Houghton Community Broadcasting (WCCY-AM, WHKB-FM, WOLV-FM) has again found forever homes for homeless pets as it has wrapped up another edition of “The 12 Dogs of Christmas.” Working with the Copper Country Humane Society, a local non-kill shelter, the three station group in Houghton uses it’s airtime after Christmas Day to highlight dogs that currently…

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WKBD-TV Back in the News Business

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On January 22, CBS Television Station’s WKBD-TV (Detroit) debuted a new nightly 10 p.m. newscast.  Broadcasting and Cable reports that the Detroit newscasts will be produced by the CBS duopoly in Dallas. WKBD has hired multimedia journalists to create news content. “We’re back in the business of news in Detroit on WKBD,” said VP/GM Brian…

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