Month: February 2019

WXYZ Names Bill Ford Jr. Newsmaker of the Year

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has named Executive Chairman of the Ford Motor Company, Bill Ford Jr., the Channel 7 Newsmaker of the Year. In 2018, Ford generated international attention when the Ford Motor Company purchased the century-old Michigan Central Station that had long been a symbol of Detroit’s decline. Ford’s plans for redevelopment in Detroit also include a 1.2 million-square-foot… read more

WKCQ’s Kevin Profitt Set To Retire In March

Longtime MacDonald Broadcasting/WKCQ-FM (Saginaw) air personality Ken Profitt has announced his retirement, effective Friday, March 22.  Profitt spent 38 years with the company as an on-air host and, in recent years, served as Assistant Program Director. Profitt begain his career in Bad Axe, and after 18 months, moved to Saginaw in 1981 to work at… read more

WXYT Hosts Receive Accolades In Nationwide Poll

In a new nationwide pole of Fifty-one radio executives from thirty cities and thirteen companies conducted by Barrett Sports Media (BSM), WXYT-FM (Detroit) morning personalities Jamie and Stoney w/Heather and afternoon personality Mike Valenti were voted #16 and #2 for their respective time periods. Voters considered the following criteria when judging the format’s best programs…. read more

Steven Karl Meuché: 1944-2019

The MAB has learned that former WKAR Director of Broadcasting Steven Meuché, passed away January 23 at age 74. He received both a B.A. and M.A. in telecommunications from Michigan State University. He spent his career, beginning in 1965, at MSU, where he eventually became the general manager of WKAR radio stations and director of… read more