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The Block Comes to Kalamazoo & Battle Creek

Townsquare Media has announced the debut of a new radio station in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek market.  WBXX-FM (Marshall/Battle Creek) has been teamed up with translator W273AR (Paw Paw/Kalamazoo) to become “WBXX 102.5/104.9 The Block, Southwest Michigan’s #1 for R&B.”

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WDIV Meteorologist Paul Gross to Retire

“When Paul informed us he was retiring I tried to talk him out of it,” said WDIV Vice President and General Manager Bob Ellis. “We hoped he’d stay forever. But it became clear quickly 40 years was a nice round number, and the time was right to relax more, spend more time up north and play more golf.”

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Michigan Radio Announces New “All Things Considered” Host

After conducting an extensive search, Michigan Radio is pleased to announce that Rebecca Kruth has been named as the station’s new All Things Considered host. Rebecca replaces Christina Shockley, who left Michigan Radio in June to help coach public radio hosts and reporters across the country.

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WLUC-TV to Add Early News to Weekend Lineup

Gray Television’s WLUC-TV (Marquette) has announced that it is adding staff and will soon add more local news on weekends. The station has announced plans to launch a live newscast at 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturdays and Sundays beginning February 18.

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WKAR First Michigan Station to Offer NPR+ Podcast Bundle

WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing) is one of 33 stations across the nation and the only one in the state of Michigan to offer the new NPR+ podcast bundle. Planet Money, NPR Politics Podcast, Code Switch, and Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! are just a few of the podcasts that supporters of the NPR+ bundle will be able to enjo

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WNMU-FM, NPR Announce Student Podcast Challenge

Northern Michigan University’s WNMU-FM (Marquette) is inviting students from the region in grades 5-8 and 9-12 to enter National Public Radio’s Student Podcast Challenge to compete for a chance to have their work featured on NPR. The contest is open now and closes April 28.

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