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WCMU Public Media Names Jim Rademaker as General Manager

Jim Rademaker

WCMU Public Media, central and northern Michigan’s leading PBS and NPR station, announced Tuesday (9/8) that Jim Rademaker has been named as General Manager. Rademaker transitions into the role after being the station’s Interim General Manager for more than a year. “I’m excited to be a part of and lead the WCMU team,” Rademaker said.…

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WDIV Names Dianna Sharpe New Business Manager

Dianna Sharpe

WDIV-TV (Detroit), the Graham Media Group owned NBC affiliate, announces the appointment of Dianna Sharpe as the station’s new Business Manager. Sharpe will replace Kathy Salazar, the current Vice President and Business Manager, who announced her retirement in August. Sharpe and Salazar will work in tandem until the end of the year. Sharpe will lead…

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WYCD Earns CMA Nomination


Nominees for the CMA Broadcast Awards are out in the field of Country Radio. Entercom’s WYCD-FM (Detroit) is included as a nominee for Major Market Radio Station of the Year.  The CMA awards will be announced on November 11 on ABC-TV.  Here is the full list of this year’s nominees: National Personality of the Year…

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WTLZ Holds Annual ‘Family Affair’ School Supply Giveway

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On September 5, Alpha Media’s WTLZ-FM (Saginaw) held its second annual “Family Affair” school supply giveaway at the Dow Events Center. This year, it was a drive-thru event to pass out school supplies. In an interview with WNEM-TV, afternoon personality Yvonne Daniels said, “We know that it takes a village to take care of children…

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Calling all TRAFFIC! Zoom Lunch Anyone?

Denise Weston

By: Denise Weston, Director of Membership and Services First, here is a link to the new survey: We will use the responses to spotlight our traffic peeps in our newsletter. There is also a request for a picture. You may include one of you or something that represents you. It’s mid-2020 and due to…

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NAB Applauds House ‘Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act’

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NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith applauded the passage of the “Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act of 2019” on Wednesday (9/9) by the House Energy & Commerce Committee. “Broadcasters cheer today’s bipartisan advancement of Rep. Butterfield’s legislation to reinstate the diversity tax certificate program and provide meaningful opportunities for more diverse ownership of broadcast stations,”…

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Governor Whitmer Signs Bill to Provide Funding for Enhanced Federal Unemployment Benefits

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

On September 8, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bill 745, which appropriates $2.8 billion in supplemental funding from federal revenues awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to cover a temporary $300 per week enhanced federal payment for eligible Michiganders receiving unemployment benefits. As part of the FEMA program, the additional $300 per week in unemployment…

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