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WDIV Launches Effort to Help Local Restaurants, Frontline Workers

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. WDIV Local 4 and launched Food4Frontline on April 2– a community-wide effort to help frontline workers and local restaurants. “Let’s support our amazing first responders that are on the front lines and working to keep us safe,” said Marla Drutz, WDIV VP & General Manager. “At the same time, we can support our…

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WJRT Celebrates Mid-Michigan Seniors With #ABC12SeniorShoutout

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Proud parents of high school seniors are being encourage to decorate their front doors with and share their student’s accomplishments with the WJRT-TV news team on social media with the tag #ABC12SerniorShoutout. The station has then been featuring local high school seniors as part of regular newscasts. “It took about an hour (to decorate). Of…

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Houghton’s WOLV-FM Debuts COVID-19 Kids Project

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Bringing some morning normalcy to the children of its listening area, 97.7 The Wolf  (WOLV-FM/Houghton) has begun to host short stories from area teachers each weekday. Known as the “CCISD’s Supporting Kids through Radio project,” these short radio segments are aired at 8:40 a.m., about the time the children would be hearing their morning announcements…

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Sinclair Promotes WSMH’s Chad Conklin to GM in Seattle

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Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced that WSMH-TV (Flint) General Manager Chad Conklin has been named to the same post at KOMO-TV (ABC) and KUNS-TV (Univision) in Seattle, WA as well as radio stations KOMO Newsradio, STAR 101.5 and KVI Talk Radio. The announcement was made by Rob Weisbord, President of Sinclair’s Local News & Marketing…

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Nexstar Moves WLNS’ Scot Chastain to Sacramento

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Nexstar Broadcasting has promoted WLNS-TV (Lansing) Vice-President and General Manager Scot Chastain to the same role at the company’s KXTL-TV (Sacramento, CA). Chastain has been at WLNS since late 2018. In a press release, the company said Chastain brings more than three decades of local and network television experience to his new role at Nexstar,…

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Meteorologist Michael Behrens Joins WZZM


This weekend, Michael Behrens joins TEGNA-owned WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids).  An Indiana native, Michael is no stranger to the Midwest having worked in both Fort Wayne and Saginaw prior to his most recent contributions at TEGNA sister station KYTX CBS 19 in Tyler, Texas. “I am very happy to call West Michigan and 13 ON YOUR…

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Midwest Communications Launches ‘Stacks 92.1’ in Lansing

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On March 26, Midwest Communications flipped WQTX-FM (St. John’s/Lansing) to a rhythmic adult contemporary format with the handle “Stacks 92.1.”  The name plays homage to the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s Eckert Power Plant, with its three tall smokestacks that tower over the city. RadioInsight writes that the format is attempting to fill the…

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Hillsdale’s Collegian Highlights ‘The Dale’

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Hillsdale College’s weekly student newspaper, The Collegian,  recently highlighted McKibbin Media’s new station, 1340 am and 99.5 fm “The Dale.”  Launched shortly after McKibbin closed on its purchase of WCSR-AM/FM at the end of February, “The Dale” debuted on WCSR-AM and its companion FM translator, splitting a former simulcast with WCSR-FM, which continues its full-service…

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Broadcasters Reminded of Captioning, Audio Requirements with Emergency Information

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With the current COVID-19 crisis, State Emergency Communication Committee Chair Gary Blievernicht reminds TV broadcasters of FCC requirements concerning the broadcast of emergency information. FCC rules require broadcasters and cable operators to make certain emergency information accessible, in English, to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, and to persons who are blind or…

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