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.Read More
Michelle Dunaway, who has been a WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) FOX 17 Morning News anchor since November 2021, has transitioned to a new role. As of this past Monday (8/15), West Michigan viewers can see Michelle on FOX 17 Morning Mix.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Last week, the FCC entered into a consent decree with the operator of a low power TV station, where the broadcaster admitted to violating FCC rules by selling advertising packages that included guaranteed appearances of the advertiser on a local news and information program…Read More
These days, people are using mobile devices to do just about everything — including making donations to their favorite causes. According to the Blakbaud Institute, 28% of online donations are made from mobile devices. Given the growing trend of mobile giving, it makes sense for public and Christian radio stations…Read More