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WEMU Gets Visit From NPR President and CEO

On Wednesday, August 17, NPR President and CEO, John Lansing, dropped in for an informal visit with WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti). Lansing has Michigan ties with newsroom stops in Kalamazoo and Detroit but is relatively new to public broadcasting. Discussed was WEMU’s hyper-local news focus in Washtenaw County and the important niche it fills for a highly educated and engaged community that has no local TV and no daily newspaper.

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WKAR Holds Centennial Anniversary Ceremony

On August 18, 1922, WKAR first took to the air waves as an AM radio station, broadcasting agricultural news and information from Michigan State University.

On Thursday, the station celebrated its centennial anniversary with a ceremony in Studio A. Attendees heard remarks from…

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Fred and Paul Jacobs to Receive National Radio Award

The National Association of Broadcasters has announced that Detroit-based radio consultants and researchers Fred and Paul Jacobs from Jacobs Media will receive the prestigious National Radio Award at the NAB Convention in New York City in October. The National Radio Award is the highest honor in the radio industry and has been awarded annually since 1984.

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CBS Mornings’ Gayle King Visits WWJ-TV

On August 10, CBS Mornings co-host, Gayle King, visited WWJ-TV’s Southfield studios to get an up close and personal view of the progress of the construction of the CBS News Detroit news studio. King was not only impressed by the new technology the CBS News Detroit team is implementing for newsgathering, but, more importantly, their commitment to community journalism.

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