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Michele DeSelms Named Anchor of WOOD-TV’s 7 P.M. Newscast

Michele DeSelms

Nexstar’s WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that Michele DeSelms is moving from her current role as Community Strategy Manager to become Anchor of the station’s 7 p.m. newscast. DeSelms brings two decades of journalistic experience to her new position. “It’s been so great working with local organizations that are doing incredible things for our community,…

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Emily Scarlett Returns to Michigan on WZZM

Emily Scarlett

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced the addition of Michigan native Emily Scarlett as an anchor/reporter.  Scarlett was born and raised in Southfield and got her start in broadcasting working at WILS-AM (Lansing) after graduating from the University of Michigan. Her journey to television news broadcasting began in Montana, anchoring a new nightly newscast at KFBB-TV…

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NAB Voices Opposition Against Proposed FCC Radio Rate Hikes

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The National Association of Broadcasters is quickly pushing back against a proposal by the Federal Communications Commission to raise the annual regulatory fees on radio stations by an average of eight percent, according to a report in InsideRadio. In a disclosure filing, NAB General Counsel and Executive Vice President Legal and Regulatory Affairs Rick Kaplan…

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Flint’s WOWE Flips To Urban Format

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WOWE-FM (Vassar-Flint) has flipped formats from R&B to a Hip Hop Urban format (as “98.9 The Beat”) under the new LMA to Edwards Media LLC.  The station is owned by Praestantia Broadcasting, Inc., which is controlled by the estate of Michael J. Shumpert, who passed away in June 2019. The change will include the debut…

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6 Public, 13 Commercial Stations Nominated in 43rd Annual Regional EMMY® Nominations

43rd Annual Regional EMMY® Nominations

19 Michigan Television stations, both public and commercial, along with cable networks, ad agencies and production houses throughout the state have received nominations for this year’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)/Michigan 43rd Annual Regional EMMY® Awards. The nominations were announced May 19 on Facebook Live.  Award ceremonies will be held virtually on…

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