Category: Awards

Winners Announced in 2020 MAPME Broadcast Contest

The annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition has announced their winners in the 2020 Michigan APME awards. In the broadcast category, General Excellence awards for 2020 went to WLNS-TV (Lansing); WDET-FM (Detroit) and WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing). Michigan’s APME’s “Rising Star” broadcast award went to Angeline McCall of WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids). The Kalamazoo Gazette… read more

WDIV’s Larry Spruill Honored among Michigan Chronicle’s ’40 Under Forty’

On April 1, the Michigan Chronicle honored 40 professionals who inspired others through vision and leadership, exceptional achievements and community service participation.  WDIV-TV (Detroit) reporter Larry Spruill, was one of those recognized during the virtual ceremony. Spruill was nominated because of his extensive coverage during the George Floyd Protests in the summer of 2020 as… read more

WJBK’s Al Allen Among 7 to be Inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

Seven outstanding journalists will be inducted into the 2021 class of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees have made major, sustained contributions in print, broadcast and online media to news, sports, business, automotive and cultural journalism. They include: Al Allen, a radio and TV reporter on the streets of Detroit for 50… read more

Cynthia Canty will Host Virtual BEA Week March 22-26

Find out if your station is a big winner in the 2020 Broadcast Excellence Awards contest as you watch the winning entries throughout our virtual awards week of March 22-26 at BroadcastExcellenceAwards.com. BEA Awards Week host Cynthia Canty will join you each day to help announce 2020’s Best and Merit winners in several groups of… read more

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