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WKAR Selected for Public Media Digital Transformation Program


WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University is among 75 public media stations selected to participate in the Digital Transformation Program, a virtual program developed by the Poynter Institute to educate, assist and coach public media senior leaders and their staff on the best strategies and tactics to transform their organization’s digital operations and culture.…

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McKibbin Media Teams Up For Community Food & Coat Drive

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McKibbin Media Group (Jackson) has partnered with Harvest Solar and many Jackson area businesses to organize an initiative to collect much-needed food and supplies for the Jackson Community Food Pantry this holiday season. Donations for this are needed. “We encourage the local Jackson community to support this Community Food & Coat Drive and help others…

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WILX-TV Announces New Morning Team

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Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) has announced a new morning anchor team, effective this past Monday (12/6).  Maureen Halliday and Seth Wells will co-anchor the station’s morning newscast (4:30 to 7:00 a.m.) as well as the station’s 11 a.m. newscast. Maureen Halliday has anchored the station’s weekend newscasts for the past two years, and as a…

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A Seat at the Live Streaming Table for Michigan Broadcasters: MHSAA Amends Rules

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Michigan broadcasters have new opportunities to cover local high school sports. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) worked with the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) to amend its live streaming policy which now allows local TV and radio stations to stream regular season games on their website and social platforms as well as over…

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Senate Confirms FCC Chair Rosenworcel

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On December 7, the Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, the first woman to hold that title, to another five-year term, narrowly avoiding a Republican majority at the agency once her current term was set to expire at the end of the year. Rosenworcel gained the support of key Republicans,…

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Kevin Kennedy Joins WDRQ

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AllAccess reports that Cumulus Media’s WDRQ-FM (Detroit) has added Kevin Kennedy as its midday host starting this week.  He succeeds Rachel Ryan, who had been voice tracking the shift from a Cumulus station in Dallas for the last four months. Kennedy previously worked with Cumulus Detroit Director of FM Programming David Corey in Boston, doing…

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WLEN and WQTE Team Up for Food Drive

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Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) and Southeast Michigan Media’s WQTE-FM (Adrian) have announced that they are teaming up for community good. Each Tuesday for four weeks, the stations will host a county food drive to benefit local food pantries. The Bigg E (WQTE) and John Koehn (WLEN) will kick-off on July 13th at The Market House…

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