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Bridges Named VP of Programming of Macdonald-Garber

Robby Bridges

Robby Bridges has been named VP of Programming/South at Macdonald-Garber Broadcasting. Bridges will oversee programming for the company’s Traverse City and Cadillac MI clusters including country WLXV-FM and adult hits WZTC-FM, with day to day responsibility for heritage CHR WKHQ. He will continue to host “Robby and Rochelle” mornings on the station as well. “I’m…

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Anne Carlini Joins WLLZ For Mornings

Anne Carlini

iHeartMedia has announced that longtime market veteran Anne Carlini has joined its classic rock WLLZ-FM (Detroit) as Morning Show host. Carlini spent 30 years cross town at rocker WRIF-FM (Detroit).  She most recently was midday host at Black Diamond Broadcasting’s WGFM/WGFE (Traverse City). WLLZ program director Casey Krukowski told All Access, “We are excited to…

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Former WLEN Salesperson, Air Personality Lori Sallows Passes

Lori Sallows

The MAB has learned that Lori Sallows, a former WLEN-FM (Adrian) sales executive and on air personality passed away December 17 at age 56.  Sallows was longtime co-host on the ‘Mornings with Lori and Steve.’  Also serving as the WLENs promotion director, Sallows raised thousands of dollars for the community through fundraising efforts on the…

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Former UP, Northern Michigan GM Dies at 79

Jerry Moore

The MAB is sad to pass along news that former Jerry Moore passed away December 3 at age 79 in Jackson, TN.  Moore served in the Air Force as an aide to a General from 1963-1969 while he worked at WSOC-TV in Charlotte, NC as a Studio Operator. He left the TV Station in 1967…

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Buck 92 Debuts In Mt. Pleasant

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Following a weekend of stunting, this past Monday morning (1/4), Latitude Media flipped the AM/FM Translator combo WMMI (Mt. Pleasant) to a new classic country format.  The station, known as Buck 92.3 FM and AM 830 and features country classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s, as well as some selections from the early 2000s.…

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Entercom, Detroit Lions Announce New Broadcast Partnership


Just before Christmas, Entercom and the Detroit Lions announced a multiyear broadcast partnership, making 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) the flagship station for Lions football beginning in 2021. “The Lions are synonymous with the city of Detroit and this is a great opportunity to leverage our position as the unrivaled leaders in sports radio and deliver…

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Rigid Copper Line Stolen from WBKB Transmitter Site

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WBKB-TV (Alpena) reports that the station’s transmitter site was broken into New Year’s week and 400 pounds of rigid copper coaxial transmission line was stolen from the site.  In reporting the theft in a newscast, the station suspects the burglars likely are selling the copper at salvage for money. The station asks that anyone with…

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The New Year Brings Classic Hits K107.3 to Flint

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Cumulus Media has launched a new Classic Hits outlet in Flint, with the January 1 debut of “K107.3,” now airing on a new FM translator W297CG at 107.3 FM and on WWCK-AM 1570. WWCK-AM moves to Classic Hits programming from its previous News/Talk format. K107.3 made the format flip as the clock struck midnight, heralding…

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WLHT Host Connie Kellie Dies Following Battle With Cancer

Connie Kellie

Longtime radio personality Connie Kellie, host of the “Connie & Fish” morning show on WLHT-FM (Grand Rapids) died Monday, January 4, 2021 following a short battle with liver cancer. She joined the station in 2012, and was the driving force behind such causes as Connie & Fish’s Christmas Kids and the station’s efforts to support…

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Veteran Radio Newsman Grant Hudson Dead At 76

Grant Hudson

Art Vuolo, Jr. reports that Jim Reese, the radio personality, newsman, and station owner best known under the air name Grant Hudson died December 16 at age 76.  For years he was one of the colorful “20/20 News” anchors at CKLW-AM (Windsor-Detroit). Among his on-air stops were WVAM-AM (Altoona), CKLW-FM (Windsor-Detroit), WWJ-AM (Detroit), the CBC,…

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