Month: March 2019

MAB Foundation Announces 2019 High School & College ‘Station of the Year’ Awards

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2019 Student Station/Program of the Year Awards. This year’s record-setting 802 Student Broadcast Award entries were judged by professional broadcasters across Michigan and presented across 40 categories. Stations of the Year are chosen based on the number of winning entries… read more

WMPX-AM Now Classic Country

On March 1, Steel Broadcasting flipped WMPX-AM (Midland) from a simulcast of WMRX-FM to a classic country format and added an FM translator simulcast with W299CK.  The station is known at “107.7 The Highway.” Tom Steel said listeners will hear music by Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Toby Keith and Reba McEntire.   In addition, the… read more

Michigan Radio’s “Believed” Wins Prestigious Scripps Howard Award

During the live broadcast of the 66th Annual Scripps Howard Award winners on Tuesday (3/5), it was announced that Michigan Radio’s Believed podcast series has won this year’s Jack R. Howard Award for Radio/Podcast In-Depth Coverage. The Scripps Howard Foundation announced its award winners in 15 categories, honoring the best in American journalism from 2018…. read more

WSJM’s Pat Moody Hosts Final Show

On March 1, Pat Moody, host of Moody in the Morning WSJM-FM (St. Joseph), did his final show after 46 years on the air.  Moody had announced his retirement plans in January. In the years since joining WSJM, Moody had become a prolific figure in Southwest Michigan. He’s often credited as being a primary source… read more

HOMTV Airs Bilingual Newscast

In order to better serve the diverse cultures in the community, HOMTV (Haslett/Okemos/Meridan) looks for new ways to accommodate a more inclusive audience. This year, HOMTV is incorporating bilingual programming including a Mandarin version of the “Meridian News Now” newscast. The Mandarin version newscast began airing on February 7, 2019 in honor of the week-long… read more

MAB Foundation Awards $29,500 in Scholarships to Michigan Student Broadcasters

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2019 Scholarship Program. Recipients were identified by the faculty representatives from each school, or by the sponsoring station, and ratified by the MAB Foundation Board of Directors. Scholarships were presented during the Great Lakes Media Show on March 6 at… read more

iHeartMedia Brings WLLZ Back to Detroit

iHeartMedia/Detroit has launched The New Generation of Classic Rock and brought back the WLLZ call letters to the Motor City.  The station launched on March 1 on the former WDTW-FM, 106.7. WLLZ was a well-known rock station in the Motor City from 1980 to 1995. The new WLLZ will feature artists like AC/DC, Nirvana, Guns N’… read more

Liggett Launches 92.7 The Hills

At 9:27 a.m. on March 1, Liggett Communications/Radio First (Port Huron) launched a new format on the AM/FM Translator combination of WHLX-AM (Marine City) and W224DT (Port Huron).  “92.7 The Hills” features a AAA/Americana music format. Branded as “Country, Rock, Folk”, the station debuted at 9:27 a.m. on March 1.  General Manager Scott Shigley said… read more