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Debbie Hamlett to Join WCMU as Executive Director/General Manager

Debbie Hamlett

WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) has announced that Debbie Hamlett will be joining the station as its new Executive Director/General Manager, effective October 4. Hamlett has 20 years experience in public media. Hamlett joins WCMU from Nebraska Public Media, where she held a dual role as Executive Director for the station’s 501c3 Foundation board and…

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Donovan Long Named Co-Anchor of WOOD-TV News 8 Daybreak

Donovan Long

Nexstar Broadcasting’s WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that Donovan Long has officially joined the station’s News 8 Daybreak as co-anchor alongside Teresa Weakley. Long makes the move from the station’s weekend morning newscasts, where he has been anchoring for two years. His commitment to excellent journalism has been recognized with two Emmy Awards and Michigan…

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Associate Member Spotlight: The Bonnell Foundation – $25,000 in College Scholarships Given

Bonnell Foundation

The Bonnell Foundation: Living with Cystic Fibrosis provides resources and tools to navigate the difficulties of living with cystic fibrosis. They also offer college scholarships to those affected by cystic fibrosis, medical assistance and lung transplant grants. The Bonnell Foundation gave $25,000 in college scholarships and thousands of dollars in financial assistance this year thanks…

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WDIV-TV Highlights Historic Detroit Station WGPR-FM

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As part of its coverage of National Black Business Month, on August 24, WDIV-TV (Detroit) Reporter/Anchor Evrod Cassimy took a look inside the city’s historic WGPR-FM.  As Detroit’s first Black-owned Detroit radio station, WGPR is still thriving today. The station is owned and operated by the International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, after being purchased…

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Mac Edwards Radio Wayne Award Finalist


Radio Ink Magazine has announced the finalists for its 29th annual Radio Wayne Awards.  Every year, Radio Ink has honored the very best sellers and managers who tirelessly champion the benefits of radio every day. Making the list of finalists for this year is Beasley Media/Detroit Vice President/Market Manager Mac Edwards, who is a candidate…

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Public Media Workforce Collaborative Secures Two-Year, $450,000 Grant CPB


Public media organizations Buffalo Toronto Public Media in Buffalo, N.Y.; Detroit Public TV in Detroit; Ideastream Public Media in Cleveland; and WQED in Pittsburgh have secured a two-year, $450,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to advance the next phase of the first workforce collaborative in the public media industry. This next phase…

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