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GOP Group Pumping $4.5 Million into Michigan for Senate Race Advertising

(L-R) Michigan Senate race Republican challenger John James; Incumbent Democrat Gary Peters.

One Nation, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the GOP super PAC Senate Leadership Fund, reserved $4.5 million in television, radio time and cable advertising that began airing across Michigan on Wednesday (8/19), according to a report in Roll Call. It is the group’s first advertising buy this cycle in Michigan’s Senate race between incumbent Democrat Gary…

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WWJ-AM Celebrates 100 Years On The Air!

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This week, Entercom’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) celebrated a century of service to Southeast Michigan.  It was August 20, 1920 when experimental station 8MK began broadcasting and has continued to broadcast news, information, sports and entertainment each day since. Not only was WWJ Detroit’s first radio station, it was the first commercial broadcaster in the country. It…

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Unlock Michigan Effort has 200K Signatures, Court Rejects Petition Challenge

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Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-16) told his supporters in an email this week that the Unlock Michigan effort to repeal the law allowing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to issue many of her COVID-19 related orders has collected 200,000 signatures so far, according to a report by Gongwer. The Unlock Michigan ballot question committee is working…

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NAB Again Urges Supreme Court To Hear Media Ownership Appeal

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The Supreme Court has begun putting cases on its fall calendar but has yet to decide whether to hear the appeal over media ownership regulations and efforts continue to convince the justices to review the case, according to a report in InsideRadio. At issue is whether a federal appeals court in Philadelphia overstepped its authority…

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Michigan Radio’s Stateside Highlights Station Alum Jenn White

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In conjunction with NPR 1A host Jenn White’s appearance as a one-day “takeover” host of  the station’s Stateside program this past Tuesday, Stateside interviewed White to talk about about her career and public radio.  White is a veteran of Michigan Radio and was longtime local host of  All Things Considered before leaving for Chicago’s WBEZ-FM…

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WKHQ’s Robby and Rochelle Host 100th Episode of Morning Show

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This past Tuesday (8/18), Robby and Rochelle (Robby Bridges and Rochelle Gagnon) hosted their 100th episode of the The 106 KHQ Morning Show on MacDonald Garber Broadcasting’s heritage Adult Top 40 WKHQ-FM (Traverse City). The duo presented highlights of their favorite moments on the show so far and featured some surprises and special guests calling…

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TCF Bank Spartan Media Network Set to Begin Broadcasting This Month

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Michigan State Athletics and Fox Sports College Properties announced today a new partnership with TCF Bank to rebrand the statewide Spartan Sports Network as the TCF Bank Spartan Media Network. In addition, long-term extensions were announced with the three flagship stations that anchor the network: Detroit’s WJR 760-AM, Lansing’s WVFN 730/WJIM 1240-AM and 94.9 WMMQ-FM,…

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Flint City Bucks Games to Air Sundays on WBSF

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The 2019 USL2 National Champion Flint City Bucks will have their games televised live on Cunningham Broadasting’s WBSF-TV (Flint). The first live telecast for the soccer team will be Sunday, August 23 from 12 to 2 p.m. when they host Midwest United FC at Kettering University’s Atwood Stadium in Flint. Because of the state’s Executive…

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