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WXMI-TV Celebrates 40th Birthday!

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Scripps Media’s WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) celebrated its 40th Anniversary this month!  The station signing on as an independent station on March 18, 1982 under the call letters WWMA-TV.  It became WXMI-TV in 1983 and four years later joined the FOX television network. WXMI-TV General Manager Kim Krause said in a statement, “It’s incredible to think…

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Morning Drive: How to Quickly Improve Your Morning Show Today

Gary Berkowitz

By: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting With the spring book not far away, please consider these actionable points for a stronger morning show: 1. If they are still doing “This Day in History” (or any almanac type bit) consider dropping. It is boring and most important listeners do not care. 2. Review all bits. Drop…

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Audacy Announces New Co-Anchor in Morning Drive on WWJ-AM

Jonathan Carlson

Audacy has announced that television news veteran Jonathan Carlson has joined WWJ-AM (Detroit) as the new morning drive co-anchor. Carlson joins Roberta Jasina weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET, beginning April 18. “We are thrilled to have Jonathan, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, join our team as a morning anchor,” said Debbie Kenyon, Senior…

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WHMI Names New News Director

Ken Rogulski

Krol Communications has announced that veteran Detroit newsman Ken Rogulski will be joining its WHMI-FM (Howell) as News Director and morning drive anchorman.  Rogulski held down a number of assignments at WJR-AM (Detroit) for almost two decades including newscaster, street reporter, fill-in talk show host for the late Frank Beckmann and performing his live annual…

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WOTV 4 Women Rebrands to ABC 4 West Michigan


Nexstar’s WOTV-TV (Battle Creek/Grand Rapids) has announced the next chapter of its brand evolution. On March 23, viewers began experiencing their favorite WOTV content as “ABC 4 West Michigan.” ABC 4 West Michigan focuses on several brand pillars including special features on entertainment content, local guides and contests.  The station’s entertainment-centric rebrand happens just in…

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West Central Michigan Media Ministries to Acquire WMPA-FM

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On April 16, an application was filed with the FCC to assign the license of WMPA-FM (Ferrysburg/Grand Haven) from Will Tieman and Wendy Hart’s WGHN Inc. to non-commercial operator West Central Michigan Media Ministries. WGHN Inc. will retain AC 92.1 WGHN-FM and “Oldies 94.9” 1370 WGHN/94.9 W235CM Grand Haven. WMPA will join the buyer’s Christian…

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