Category: April 2016

Seth Resler

How to Launch a Successful Radio Station Blog

By: Seth Resler, Jacobs Media Strategies Last week, Kim Komando delivered the keynote address at the Radio Luncheon at the NAB Convention in Las Vegas. Kim hosts a successful syndicated talk radio show that focuses on consumer technology. She can be heard on nearly 500 radio stations by over six million people. She explained to her fellow broadcasters… read more

WGVU Presents Kids Day at the Air Zoo

On April 24, WGVU-AM-FM-TV (Grand Rapids) invited viewers and listeners to visit the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo for just $5 per person with tickets available through sponsor Flagstar Bank. The Air Zoo is a favorite Kalamazoo area destination attraction…it has been voted the “Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners” and “Best Place to Spend a Day… read more

Snyder Announces Staff Changes

Governor Rick Snyder (R) recently announced several changes in his Executive Office. This includes: Mike Zimmer, now the director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, into the post of cabinet director; and Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Chief Deputy Director Shelly Edgerton to LARA director. Elizabeth Clement, currently Snyder’s deputy chief of staff and cabinet… read more

WKQI-FM’s “Mojo In The Morning” Wins Award at WWRS

WKQI-FM’s (Detroit) “Mojo In The Morning” received national honors this past week, winning the Station Air Talent of the Year Award at the Worldwide Radio Summit (WWRS) held in Los Angeles.  The award was announced during the 2016 Industry Awards Luncheon held at Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. “Mojo in the Morning,” with hosts Mojo, Shannon, and Spike,… read more

President Signs IPAWS Legislation

Last week President Obama signed the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Modernization Act of 2015 into law. The new law integrates multiple communication systems like EAS and wireless alerts, promotes local and regional public and private partnerships, and provides redundant alert mechanisms to reach the largest number of people during an emergency. The… read more

WGVU Holds 5th Annual “Local Blues Matter” Fundraiser

On April 16, WGVU-FM (Grand Rapids) presented their 5th Annual “Local Blues Matters” benefit event to support the nearly 36-hours of blues programming heard each weekend on the station. The benefit concert, held at a local lounge, featured headliner Larry McCray along with West Michigan blues artists Hank Mowery, Jimmy Stagger, plus Hannah Rose and the… read more

RTNDA Announces 2016 Murrow Award Winners

The RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS ASSOCIATION (RTNDA) has announced its Regional EDWARD R. MURROW Award winners for 2016. There were 654 winners in 14 categories and 14 regions throughout the country. Congratulations to our Region 7 Murrow Award winners here in Michigan: Large Market Radio Continuing Coverage Lead in Flint Water Michigan Radio Ann Arbor, MI… read more

Blarney Stone Renews Pact With Lions

The Detroit Lions are staying right at home on the airwaves of WQON-FM (Grayling) (Q100.3) after Blarney Stone Broadcasting signed a three-year affiliate agreement with the National Football League club flagship station, WJR-AM (Detroit). “We know from experience that some of the most passionate and knowledgeable Lions fans live right here in Central and Northern… read more

Doug Banks: 1958-2016

Nationally syndicated radio personality, Doug Banks, passed away April 12 due to complications of diabetes. He was 57. Banks, who was born in Philadelphia, PA, was raised in Detroit and began his carrier on his high school radio station, WSHJ-FM, licensed to Southfield Public Schools. Local station WDRQ-FM (Detroit) took notice of his talent and… read more