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WLUC Fills U.P. Food Banks with Virtual Can-A-Thon

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Gray Television’s WLUC-TV (Marquette) is raising money for area food banks with the “WLUC Virtual Canathon.” Unlike past “canathons” and with social distancing in place, food banks are asking for monetary donations to be sent directly to them.  A list of participating food banks that WLUC viewers can donate to is listed on the station…

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Nexstar Promotes Marci Daniels to Vice President and General Manager of its Lansing Broadcast and Digital Operations

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Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. has announced that it has promoted Marci Daniels to Vice President and General Manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Lansing, overseeing WLNS-TV (CBS) and In her new role, she will also oversee Nexstar’s relationship with Shield Media’s WLAJ-TV (ABC) and ELAJ-TV (CW) under a joint operating agreement. Ms. Daniels…

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Interlochen Public Radio Receives Google New Initiative Grant for COVID-19 Coverage

Peter Payette

Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) has received $5,000 from Google News Initiative’s Journalism Emergency Relief Fund. The Journalism Emergency Relief Fund was founded to support the production of original journalism for local communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund provides financial assistance to small- and medium-sized news organizations around the globe producing original news…

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WKAR Adds Spanish Language Programming

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WKAR NewsTalk (AM870/105.1FM) (East Lansing) is now devoting two hours each weekday afternoon to Spanish language news and information. “One of our objectives at WKAR is to keep everyone informed,” said Drew Henderson, radio station manager for WKAR Public Media. “As we face a global pandemic, having access to timely, trustworthy information can save lives.…

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NATAS Michigan Announces 42nd Annual Regional EMMY® Nominations

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Television stations, cable networks, ad agencies and production houses throughout Michigan have received nominations for this year’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/Michigan 42nd Annual Regional EMMY® Awards. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s awards ceremonies will be streamed on June 20 at 7 p.m.  More information here. For a complete list of…

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Jason Jennings, Former Northern Michigan DJ, TV Reporter Turned International Best-Selling Author on Business Leadership Passes Away

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Famed sales and management trainer, business author and Upper Peninsula native Jason Jennings has passed away, according to posts made on his social media accounts. The following message appeared on his Facebook page on Wednesday (5/20): Dear Jason Jennings Followers, It is with great sadness we regrettably inform everyone that our Jason Jennings has passed…

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The Law of Defamation and Political Advertising Argued in Trump Suit Against Wisconsin TV Station

David Oxenford

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Political “issue advertising” – advertising run by groups like PACs and political parties rather than a candidate’s authorized campaign committees – is a rough and tumble world in which broadcasters can often find themselves in the middle. We’ve written extensively (here, here and here) about how issue advertising can…

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