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McKibbin Media Group Announces Marc Daly Show

Marc Daly

Following the company’s announcement that the market veteran has returned to the company’s Jackson, Michigan station, McKibbin Media Group has announced that Marc Daly will be hosting a live, local sports talk program on the company’s Fox Sports 101.9 FM (WKHM-FM-HD2/W270CJ) on August 23. Daly will be hosting “Talkback Jackson Sports” weekdays from 5 –…

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Dennis Mitchell: 1963-2021

Dennis Mitchell

Flint area broadcaster Dennis Mitchell passed away August 17 at age 58, after a long battle with cancer.  Mitchell was the morning show host at WQUS-FM (Lapeer/Flint/) in the early 2000s.  He later worked for WRSR-FM (Owosso/Flint) and also served as the Commercial Production Director for Cumulus Broadcasting Company’s Flint radio group. Mitchell, born Dennis…

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Bob Ellis Named Vice President and General Manager of WDIV Detroit

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Graham Media Group, Inc., a Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) subsidiary, announced Thursday (8/19) that Bob Ellis has been named Vice President and General Manager of WDIV, the NBC affiliate television station in Detroit, MI. Ellis replaces Marla Drutz, who announced her retirement earlier this year. Since 2009, Bob Ellis has held the position of…

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Peter C. Cavanaugh Passes at Age 79

Peter C. Cavanaugh

The MAB has learned that Flint radio legend Peter C. Cavanaugh passed away August 13 at the age of 79. His family posted word of his death on Facebook. Cavanaugh influenced Flint radio for decades, working at Top 40 WTAC-AM 600 beginning in 1964 and moved on to be the General Manager of WWCK-FM during…

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T.J. Lang Joins WXYT-FM As Sideline Reporter


Audacy has announced that former NFL Pro-Bowler and Super Bowl champion T.J. Lang has joined WXYT-FM (Detroit) and the Detroit Lions Radio Network.  Lang joins Dan Miller and Lomas Brown as the sideline reporter during Lions games. Lang is also be in studio on the station each week throughout the professional football season, joining “The Morning…

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WDET-FM Wins National Murrow Award

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On August 17, The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA) announced that Wayne State University’s WDET-FM (Detroit) is the recipient of a 2021 national Edward R. Murrow Award.  The station won in the Excellence in Innovation category in Large Market Radio for its “COVID Diaries: Stories of Resilience” project.  The COVID Diaries was presented in…

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Rich Juday Joins WLUN-FM as Director of Sales

Rich Juday

WLUN-FM (Pinconning/Midland) has announced the hiring of Rich Juday as its next Director of Sales for the radio station. In his role, Juday will oversee the sale and generation of station inventory, including commercial spots, content sponsorships, website advertising and other promotional offers. Juday also joins the Great Lakes Loons business development team to connect…

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Michigan National EAS Test Summary

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On August 11, the FCC and FEMA conducted the National Period Test (NPT) of the Emergency Alert System, using the “daisy chain” exclusively throughout the country, starting with the Primary Entrance Point stations (PEP) as well as additional feeds through NPR, Premiere Radio Networks and Sirius/XM. Here in Michigan, WJR-AM (Detroit), the designated PEP for…

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