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Michigan Radio Partners with Detroit Documenters to Enhance Detroit Coverage

As part of this new partnership, Michigan Radio will produce stories based on Documenters reporting or share their reporting across the station’s digital and social media platforms. Michigan Radio will also provide an editor to help edit the work that Documenters are producing, and support in the recruitment of new Documenters in Detroit.

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WILX-TV Relaunches “Studio 10”

Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) has announced the relaunch of its lifestyle program, Studio 10.  The show features local food, health, parenting and financial tips, entertainment, local stories and more.

WILX initially launched Studio 10 in the fall of 2020, took a brief hiatus in the summer of 2022 and now returns on January 16.

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Scott Vertical to Mornings at WQKL

Cumulus Media’s WQKL-FM (Ann Arbor) announced January 3 that Scott Vertical has joined the station as morning host.  Vertical steps into the role following the retirement of longtime morning host and 40-year Southeast Michigan radio personality Martin Bandyke.

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Phil Tower Named Station Manager at WYCE

Longtime WOOD-AM/FM Director of News and Programming Phil Tower has been named Station Manager at WYCE-FM (Grand Rapids).  WYCE is a non-commercial, independent, community radio station serving Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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U.P. Broadcaster Aaron Harper Passes

Pioneer Upper Peninsula broadcaster Aaron Harper passed away.  Harper worked at WJNR-FM (Iron Mountain) and Results Broadcasting, for nearly 50 years.

He died on Sunday (1/8) at the age of 76. Harper was the first voice heard on WJNR went it signed on in 1972.

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WWTV/WWUP-TV Welcomes Jodi Miesen

Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) has announced that Jodi Miesen has joined the station as a general assignment reporter. Prior to her move up north, Miesen was a news reporter for WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo), the NPR affiliate connected to Western Michigan University.

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MAB & State Associations File Opposition to Proposed EAS Changes

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The MAB, in combination with the state broadcasters associations of all 50 states filed Joint Comments on December 23 arguing against the FCC’s proposed imposition of new EAS cybersecurity monitoring and reporting obligations and harsh enforcement policies on EAS Participants like broadcasters until the FCC has at least undertaken a number of other steps to improve the safety and security of EAS.

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