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WJR Radiothon Collects $1.5 Million For Detroit

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Cumulus Media-owned WJR-AM Detroit personalities Mitch Albom and Ken Brown raised an incredible $1,500,000 to benefit local families and community members during the “SAY Detroit Radiothon” on December 10. The annual event, currently in its ninth year, brought together local and national celebrities, including national media figures CNN’s Anderson Cooper, NBC’s Mike Tirico and ESPN’s…

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Online Sports Betting/Casino Gaming to Launch Early 2021 in Michigan

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While many have hoped for a launch before the end of the year, it now appears online gaming won’t happen for about six weeks, MGCB executive director Richard Kalm told MLive Friday (12/4). On December 1, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR), a bipartisan group of lawmakers from both the Michigan Senate and House…

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Dick Haefner Retires After 51 Years in Detroit Radio

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WJR-AM (Detroit) News Director Dick Haefner has announced his retirement after a remarkable 51-year career in radio news. Haefner, an award-winning newscaster, reporter, and news director, has been WJR News Director since 1989, and his tenure is unmatched by any other Detroit broadcast news director He is one of the most recognizable news voices in…

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ATSC 3.0 On-Air in Detroit

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On December 7, television viewers in the Detroit market started getting a taste of the future as five local TV stations band together to launch NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) in Detroit. The broadcast advance also signals the beginning of another project – the launch of the “Motown 3.0 Open Test Track” for merging automotive applications…

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Beenish Ahmed, Nisa Kahn, Erin Allen Join Michigan Radio Journalism Team

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On Tuesday (12/7), Michigan Radio announced the hiring of three new members to its journalism staff. Beenish Ahmed has been hired as a new Detroit based reporter for the station. Since 2016, she has been a freelance journalist and also a reporter for WNYC Public Radio in New York. Her stories have appeared on NPR…

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WEMU Celebrates 55 Years!

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December 8 marked 55 years since Eastern Michigan University’s WEMU-FM first went on the air.  WEMU began broadcasting at a frequency of 88.1 FM in 1965 from the Quirk Building on Eastern Michigan University’s campus. In 1976, the station moved to King Hall, and in February 1977, WEMU began to feature a primarily jazz format.…

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Tigers, Red Wings Reup with Entercom’s WXYT


Entercom’s WXYT-FM (Detroit) has announced that they will continue as flagship for Detroit Tigers baseball and Detroit Red Wings hockey under a multiyear contract extension with team owner Illitch Holdings, Inc.  The deal includes marketing and promotional opportunities on the rest of the Entercom Detroit cluster. “The Tigers and Red Wings are two of the…

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WAKV-AM Otsego Sale Announced

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Although as of this writing there has been no application filed with the FCC, industry press reports that Jim Higg’s Vintage Radio Enterprises is selling Oldies/Standards 980 WAKV-AM (Otsego) along with the construction permit for FM translator W255DF (Otsego) to Eric Mills and Scott Pastoor’s Quincy-Richard LLC. The buyers own WYGR-AM (Wyoming/Grand Rapids) and its…

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WGHN, WMPA Wrap Up Annual Coat Drive

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WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM (Grand Haven), in conjunction with Pantenga’s Cleaners just wrapped up their annual coat drive.  As of press time, 759 coats have been dry-cleaned with another 400 to 500 coats waiting to be processed. After dry cleaning, all coats are being presented to the non-profit Love in Action for distribution.  The stations set…

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