Category: Awards

Murrow Award Winners Announced, 6 Michigan Stations Honored

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the recipients of the 2020 RTDNA National and Regional  Edward R. Murrow Awards.  Six Michigan broadcasters were honored for their excellence this year.  Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor) received five awards, including one national award this year. The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism… read more

Radio Hall of Fame Goes Virtual October 29, Detroit’s Donnie Simpson Among 2020 Inductees

Induction ceremonies for the 2020 Radio Hall of Fame go virtual this year with host Elvis Duran hosting the two-hour program from New York City.  This year’s inductees include Donnie Simpson, who began his career in Detroit at age 15 at WJLB.  The complete list of inductees include: Mark & Brian – KLOS-FM, Longstanding Local/Regional… read more

WYCD Earns CMA Nomination

Nominees for the CMA Broadcast Awards are out in the field of Country Radio. Entercom’s WYCD-FM (Detroit) is included as a nominee for Major Market Radio Station of the Year.  The CMA awards will be announced on November 11 on ABC-TV.  Here is the full list of this year’s nominees: National Personality of the Year… read more

WSGW and Gray Television Receive NAB Leadership Foundation 2020 Service to America Awards

On August 22, The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation presented the 2020 Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners were announced during the Celebration of Service to America Awards program, which aired on hundreds of stations nationwide. “Over the past year, America’s local radio and television stations have demonstrated… read more

2 Michigan Broadcasters Named as Radio Wayne Finalists

RadioInk has announced the finalists for the 2020 Radio Wayne Awards, to be presented virtually September 15 on Facebook and YouTube. It’s the 28th year Radio Ink will present Radio’s most prestigious awards in sales, marketing, and management. Finalists include Jeff Marcero (Cumulus Detroit) in the Sales Manager category and Peter Kowalski  (Entercom Communications/Detroit) in… read more

WKAR’s Ilene ‘Beany’ Tomber Receives MAPB’s 2020 Public Media Impact Award

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters has announced that WKAR Public Media’s  Beany Tomber will receive its 2020 Public Media Impact Award. Beany Tomber personifies the very best attributes of public media. Over her 55-year career, she has dedicated herself to children, education and the pursuit of knowledge.  As director of Corporate Development at  WKAR… read more

NATAS Michigan Announces 42nd Annual Regional EMMY® Winners

With an online ceremony held this past Saturday (6/20), National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/Michigan announced the winners of the 42nd Annual Regional EMMY® Awards.  Television stations, both commercial and public, cable networks, ad agencies and production houses throughout Michigan were honored. This was the first year the awards were presented online, due to… read more

WSGW Honored as 2020 Service to America Awards Finalist

The NAB Leadership Foundation announced Thursday (5/28) that Alpha Media’s WSGW-AM/FM (Saginaw) Sharing Hope Radiation is among the finalists for its 2020 Service to America Awards. The awards recognize outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be announced during the organization’s Celebration of Service to America Awards program, which will be held this year… read more

NATAS Michigan Announces 42nd Annual Regional EMMY® Nominations

Television stations, cable networks, ad agencies and production houses throughout Michigan have received nominations for this year’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/Michigan 42nd Annual Regional EMMY® Awards. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s awards ceremonies will be streamed on June 20 at 7 p.m.  More information here. For a complete list of… read more

5 Michigan Stations Honored with Regional Murrow Awards

The Radio and Television Digital News Association announced on Tuesday (5/12) the winners of the 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards; and three radio stations and two television stations in Michigan have been recognized as winners. For small market radio, WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) was honored for Feature Reporting. In large market radio, WDET-FM (Detroit) also won… read more