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WKAR Addresses Race And Racism In America


Michigan State University’s WKAR-TV (East Lansing) is airing a series of films and new specials focused on race in America following the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, and the ensuing protests that erupted across the country and in Michigan’s Capital Region. In addition, PBS will curate a playlist of programs from Frontline,…

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WLEN Celebrates 55 Years of Service

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Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) celebrated 55 years of broadcasting on June 9.  Founded in 1965 by John W. Koehn, WLEN was the first FM radio station in Lenawee County. The stations first promotion was to give away FM radios so citizens could listen for entertainment and local news. WLEN began on the premise of service…

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MacDonald Garber Broadcasting Hosts Food Drive in Northern Michigan

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To help with the pressure put on area food banks during the COVID-19 crisis, the stations of MacDonald Garber Broadcasting came together the week of May 18 to present “Feed Northern Michigan Week.”  Stations participating included WKHQ-FM, WLXT-FM, WZTC-FM and WLXV-FM. AllAccess reports that all of the on air personalities got involved on a personal…

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WXMI Presents ‘Stand-up & Help’ with Feeding America West Michigan

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On May 29, E.W. Scripps’ WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) hosted “Stand-up & Help” with Feeding America West Michigan, a live fundraiser to help provide meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The one-hour special featured local West Michigan comedians and stories about how Feeding America West Michigan is helping the local citizens through the present crisis. The station…

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Chairman Says FCC Working Toward Making Radio Ownership More Diverse

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As calls for racial justice draw headlines across the nation, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai told InsideRadio on Tuesday (6/9) that growing diversity in radio ownership is the prime reason he pushed the a  radio incubator program in a recently completed quadrennial media ownership review. “Having traveled everywhere from poor communities of the Delta of Mississippi…

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