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MAB Adds Captioning to Governor’s Press Conferences

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In an effort to help Michigan’s Television Broadcasters streamline carriage while keeping expenses down, the MAB has leased a captioning unit and is providing live captioning of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 press conferences that are pool-fed by WLNS-TV (Lansing). Dynamic Captioning of Grand Rapids delivered a EEG HD-490 iCap Captioning unit late Wednesday Morning (4/15)…

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Michigan Broadcasters Come Together for Another COVID-19 Town Hall

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On Thursday, April 16, Broadcasters in Detroit and statewide took part in another COVID-19 Town Hall, this time featuring Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters.  The two took questions from Detroit television anchors Huel Perkins (WJBK-TV), Devin Scillian (WDIV-TV) and Carolyn Clifford (WXYZ-TV). For the second time in two weeks, television stations in Detroit have…

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WMMI/WCZY Tossed TP on April 1

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In a very timely promotion, Latitude Media’s WMMI-AM./FM and WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant) gave away 4-packs of toilet paper to over 104 families last on April 1. WCZY OM/Morning Host Shawn Powers and Afternoon Host and Sports/Promotions Director Chris Spachman tossed the precious prizes out to people’s homes as they drove around the market, all in…

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MacDonald-Garber Promotes Diane Shannon Hansell

Diane Shannon Hansell

Northern Michigan’s MacDonald Garber Broadcasting has announced the promotion of Diane Shannon Hansell to Group Operations Manager of the company’s FM music stations. Hansell has been serving as Brand Manager of the company’s WLXT-FM (Petoskey) for almost 10 years. “We are excited to have Diane take on this role of Director of FM Operations,” GM…

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Meredith TerHaar Returns to WZZM Mornings

Meredith TerHaar

TEGNA’s WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that Meredith TerHaar has returned to the station’s morning team to anchor the show with James Starks and Meteorologist Laura Hartman. “I am so excited to be returning once again to my home station,” said Meredith. “Wherever my adventures in life take me, I always wind up coming back…

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