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Jim “JJ” Johnson Hangs Up His Headphones

On December 1, Broadcast veteran and host of WOMC’s “JJ and JoAnne Morning Show” said goodbye and officially retired after 52 years in Detroit radio.  Johnson started his career on 104.3, then known as WEXL, but rose to fame in Detroit as a morning show host on WWWW-FM and then as a longtime morning host on “JJ and The Morning Crew,” first on Detroit’s WRIF, followed by WLLZ-FM and WCSX-FM.

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WPBN-TV Meteorologist Mark Watkins Retires After 55 Years

WPBN/WGTU-TV (Traverse City) Meteorologist Mark Watkins has retired after 13+ years at the stations and a career spanning nearly 55 years.  Watkins began his career in radio back in 1969 during his high school years at a local radio station in Georgia.  From there he moved to Chicago where he attended Northwestern University and also working as a nighttime radio personality

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Chris Brunt Joins Jacobs Media and jācapps

Consulting and research firm Jacobs Media and leading mobile application development company jācapps announced December 6 that Chris Brunt has been added to their teams. His title – Director of Digital and Revenue Generation – is reflective of his unique skill set.

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WION Celebrates 10 Years of “Treasures for Troops”

It’s the 10th year for WION’s (Ionia) “Treasures for Troops,” and this year’s drive is complete. The station announced on November 20, that working together, WION’s listeners, friends, advertisers, and Ionia and Saranac School Systems helped the Blue Star Mothers ship out 198 boxes to servicemen and women who are far from home!

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Marquette’s Tom Feldhusen Passes at 84

Former Upper Peninsula radio and television personality Tom Feldhusen passed away December 2 at his home in Marquette at age 84.  The long-time news and sportscaster may be best remembered for co-hosting the popular “Déjà Vu” morning talk show on WJPD-AM radio

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