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Latitude Media Introduces COVID-19 Advertising Grant Program

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Latitude Media, LLC, owner of WCZY-FM/WMMI-AM (Mt. Pleasant) and related digital properties, has announced a new $10,000 grant program designed to help market and enhance local businesses during the COVID-19 emergency. The company is encouraging businesses in Isabella, Clare, Gratiot and Midland counties to submit applications on station websites The grant program had a target…

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WXYZ-TV will Air Palm Sunday, Easter Masses from St. Patrick’s Cathedral


WXYZ-TV (Detroit) will broadcast Masses on Palm Sunday, April 5, and Easter Sunday, April 12, live from St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. The services will begin at 10 a.m. on both days. The broadcasts are part of a partnership between stations owned by The E.W. Scripps Company and the Archdiocese of New York. The…

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WOOD-TV Hosts Town Hall with Governor Whitmer

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On March 26, Nexstar’s WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) held the first of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s virtual Town Hall meetings, answering citizens’ questions from email, video calls and phone about how the state is responding to the COVID-19 situation. The Governor was joined by Dr. Norm Beauchamp, the executive vice president for Health Sciences at Michigan State…

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Michigan Broadcasters Come Together for Second Town Hall Meeting

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On April 2, television and radio broadcasters from throughout Michigan joined a coalition of Detroit television stations to present Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in a Town Hall meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the state. Carolyn Clifford of WXYZ-TV, Huel Perkins of WJBK-TV and Devin Scillian of WDIV-TV served as hosts from their respective studios…

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WLUC-TV’s Rick Rhodes Stays ‘Yooper Strong’

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On March 30, WLUC-TV (Marquette) General Manager Rick Rhodes took to the air to deliver a message to his station’s audience in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula:  “Keep being Yooper Strong.” The message came toward the end of a message that emphasized safety and the need to take seriously the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order by the…

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Pai Thanks Broadcasters for Education Efforts

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From the NAB: On March 16, NAB, network representatives and station groups had a telephone conference with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and members of his staff regarding broadcasters’ response to the coronavirus outbreak. Chairman Pai thanked broadcasters for their efforts to keep viewers and listeners informed during this rapidly evolving crisis. The chairman specifically thanked NAB…

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Award-Winning College Radio Talk Show Connects At-Home Students with MSU Scientists

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The Sci-Files, recently recognized as the No. 1 college radio talk show by the MAB Foundation’s  2020 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards, offered students who are now learning at home the chance to connect with scientists researching at Michigan State University. Students had the opportunity to virtually meet Michigan State University scientists from the award-winning specialty…

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Congress Passes Stimulus Bill that Includes Relief for Broadcasters


From the NAB: March 27, 2020 Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $2 trillion stimulus package, which among other things provides substantial funding for business-oriented economic relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic. I am pleased the final legislation includes provisions NAB strongly advocated for on behalf of broadcasters to ensure your ability…

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