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Matt Shafer Powell to join Michigan Radio as Program Director

Matt Shafer Powell

Michigan Radio has announced the hiring of Matt Shafer Powell as the station’s new Program Director. As the Program Director, Matt Shafer Powell will help lead the station’s on-air hosts, manage the station’s program schedule and be responsible for the overall sound of Michigan Radio, the state’s largest public radio service. He will also engage…

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WLEW News Director Craig Routzahn Retires After 46 Years

WLEW News Director Craig Routzahn (holding award) poses with co-workers.

WLEW-AM/FM (Bad Axe) News Director Craig Routzahn signed off for the final time following the station’s 1 p.m. newscast last Friday (4/1).  Routzahn holds the record as the longest serving continuous on-air personality at the station with 46-1/2 years behind the microphone. Routzahn joined the station in the fall of 1975, hired by Station Manager…

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Lynn Montemayor Named General Sales Manager at Beasley Media Group Detroit

Lynn Montemayor

Beasley Media Group has announced that Lynn Montemayor has been named as the General Sales Manager of the company’s Detroit-based radio properties, including WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM, WMGC-FM, WDMK-FM, Detroit PRAISE Network and Motor City Sports Talk The ROAR. She most recently spent four years as a Partner & Chief Marketing Officer of Fortysix/5, a Motor City-based…

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WDRQ-FM Debuts “Goose & Renee” in Mornings

Goose and Renee

On April 6, WDRQ-FM (Detroit) (New Country 93.1) has launched a new morning show, “Goose & Renee,” bringing together current morning personality Renee Vitale with Aaron “Goose” Seller weekdays from 5:30 – 10 a.m. Seller started his 23-year radio career in 1999 in Detroit’s Fisher Building, home of Cumulus Detroit, and has been heard on…

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WMQT/WZAM Owner Tom Mogush Reflects on Career and U.P. Radio

(L-R) Tom Mogush and Don Ryan

This week, WLUC-TV’s Don Ryan sat down with WMQT/WZAM (Marquette) owner Tom Mogush to talk about the upcoming plans for his stations and more.  Mogush recently announced that he is selling his stations to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.  Both Mogush and longtime station personlity/Program Director Jim Koski have said they intend to stay on…

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WDIV Launches New Morning Newscast Live Stream

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Graham Media Group has announced that its WDIV-TV (Detroit) has launched an hour-long morning local newscast, streaming on digital platforms and OTT apps. WDIV-TV’s morning newscast streams from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Local4+, and will feature the morning news team of Rhonda Walker, Evrod Cassimy, meteorologist Brandon Roux, traffic reporter Kim DeGiulio and…

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WLLZ Adds Josh Innes for Mornings

Josh Innes

iHeartMedia’s WLLZ-FM (Detroit) has announced the addition of the Josh Innes Show in the station’s morning slot. Innes is based at the company’s WNRQ-FM (Nashville), which he joined as morning host in April 2021. He previously spent his career in the Sports format with stints at KILT-AM, KBME-AM and KFNC-FM (Houston).  His resume also includes…

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Cable Groups Ask for 2-year Window on EAS Changes

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A trade organization representing small- and medium-size cable television operators is asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a two-year moratorium if the regulator moves forward with adopting a proposal to change how emergency alert messages are broadcast for visually-impaired and hard-of-hearing individuals. The request comes as the FCC considers amending its rules regarding the…

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