Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WKAR Presents COVID Diaries: On the Front Line | American Portrait

On October 1 at 10 p.m., WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) will present “COVID Diaries: On the Front Line,” a WKAR original special produced as part of the PBS American Portrait project. Produced under social distancing and other health and safety guidelines required during a pandemic, the story is told through video captured remotely through… read more

WLNS Hosts Congressional Debate

On September 21, Nexstar Broadcasting’s WLNS-TV (Lansing) hosted a debate with candidates for the 8th Congressional District.  Incumbent Democrat Elissa Slotkin and Republican challenger Paul Junge took part in a one-hour broadcast hosted by WLNS anchor Sheri Jones. The station invited questions from listeners.  In addition, WLNS Capital Correspondent Tim Skubick provided analysis of the… read more

Entercom Holds Radiothon to Raise Money for Detroit Police Athletic League

On September 21,  Entercom/Detroit radio stations teamed together for the “Step Up to The Plate” Radiothon from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Entercom stations highlighted special prizes for donors every hour and brought stories about the great work PAL does in the community. The first 25 people to donate $1,000 received dirt from the… read more

WCSX Launches Seger Saturdays in the Motor City

Beginning Saturday, October 3, Beasley Media Group’s legendary classic rock station, WCSX-FM (Detroit), will officially debut a 12-week program to air throughout the Fall entitled “Seger Saturdays” in Detroit. The new on-air series will highlight the incredible legacy of Detroit’s iconic rocker, Bob Seger. Hosted by station Morning Show Personality, Big Jim O’Brien, “Seger Saturdays”… read more

Scripps to Acquire ION Media

On September 24, The E.W. Scripps Company announced the purchase of national broadcast network ION Media for $2.65 billion, combining the business with Scripps’ Katz networks and Newsy to create a full-scale national television networks business. ION reaches more than 100 million homes through over-the-air and pay TV platforms and has consistently achieved annual revenue… read more

Former Michigan Air Personality Denis Prior Dies

Ramp247.com reports that Michigan veteran air talent and comedy writer Denis Prior passed away early this week.  In Michigan, Prior worked on-air at WLHT-FM (Grand Rapids), MacDonald-Garber Broadcasting (Cadillac) and WGVU-AM/WGVS-AM (Grand Rapids).  Prior to Michigan, his resume included stops at KMXV-FM (Kansas City), KSRZ-FM (Omaha) and WSM-FM (Nashville). Prior had a lengthy run as… read more

Tony Clark Passes

The MAB is sad to write that longtime Michigan Radio Programmer/Air Personality Tony Clark passed away peacefully on September 19, following a week long battle with pneumonia.  He was surrounded by his children, Christopher, Alexander, Megan and Jon-Michael. Over the years, Clark worked at such stations as WKNX-AM and WKCQ-FM (Saginaw), WILS-AM/FM (Lansing), WTRX-AM (Flint),… read more

Spring Arbor University Announces New Student Radio Station

Spring Arbor University (SAU) announces the launch of a new Christian radio station, 89.3 The Arbor (WJKN-FM). The new station’s student-hosted format compliments 106.9 HOME.fm (WSAE-FM) as a sister station, with a strong emphasis on the SAU community. In a letter to friends of the university, Rachel (Ryder) Buchanan, General Manager and Program Director of… read more

WSAQ Raises Nearly $150K in Community Roofsit

Radio First/Liggett Communication’s WSAQ-FM (Port Huron) has raised a record $148,405 to benefit the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Council. Q Country 107 WSAQ morning show host Matt Markham has spent this past week living on top of the MI Mutual Mortgage Building, soliciting donations for the CAN council. Markham told WJBK-TV that “We all… read more