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A Special Message from MAB’s Karole White

Karole White

To my Dear Friends and Colleagues: It is with excitement and some trepidation that I write to you in this last newsletter of the year as the President of MAB. I will be stepping down as President on January 2 after 36 years. I will continue as development manager of the MAB Foundation for a…

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WKAR Brings New Jazz Radio Show to Mid-Michigan Airwaves

Michael Stratton

WKAR Public Media at Michigan State is launching a new jazz radio show on New Year’s Day. A Groove Supreme presents two hours of jazz every Saturday evening, hosted by Michael Stratton. A Groove Supreme debuts at 8 p.m. ET on Sat., Jan. 1, 2022, on WKAR 90.5 FM from East Lansing. Mid-Michigan jazz fans…

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Townsquare Grand Rapids Ups Ken Evans to Director of Content

Ken Evans

Ken Evans will now serve as Director of Content for Townsquare Media Grand Rapids, effective immediately. In his new role, Evans will oversee all of the on-air and online content creators in the market for Active Rock WGRD-FM, Hot AC WLHT-FM, Classic Hits WFGR-FM, Adult Contemporary WTRV-FM and Hip Hop WNWZ. “Ken’s leadership was evident…

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Hyper-Local News Coming to WWJ-TV in 2022

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WWJ-TV (CBS 62), the ViacomCBS-owned station in Detroit, will build from scratch a full-scale, hyper-local news department in 2022. The announcement was made December 14 by Wendy McMahon, President, and Co-Head, CBS News and Stations; Adrienne Roark, President, CBS Stations; and Brian Watson, Vice President and General Manager of WWJ-TV and sister station WKBD-TV (CW50).…

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Record Amount Raised At WJR SAY Detroit 10th Annual Radiothon

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On December 9, Cumulus Media’s WJR-AM (Detroit) presented its 10th Annual SAY Detroit Radiothon, hosted by Mitch Albom. The live broadcast originated from the Somerset Collection in Troy. The 15-hour event (6 a.m. – 9 p.m.) gathered a record $1,650,540 through donations, auctioned items and purchased autographed memorabilia. All proceeds went directly to charity —…

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