Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WMOM-FM Ludington Sold

Patrick Lopeman’s Bay View Broadcasting has sold WMOM-FM (Pentwater/Ludington) to Hit Radio Media, LLC of Greenville.  The application was filed with the FCC on March 25. Hit Radio Media is equally owned by Jim Chesley of Greenville, Steve Leach of Cape Coral, Fla., and Jeff Lobdell of Grand Rapids.  Chesley is a director and stockholder… read more

Larry Smith Passes

Longtime Michigan broadcaster and former MAB Board Member Larry Smith passed away unexpectedly in Rocky Mount, N.C., on March 14.  He was 74. Smith was born in Port Huron, Mich., on June 9, 1945, son of the late Charles and Marian (Cook) Smith. He married Kathleen Marie Smith on March 28, 1981, in Port Huron…. read more

WRIF’s James Campbell Named Host of Nationally Syndicated CheckpointXP Show

Beasley Esports, a division of Beasley Media Group, LLC has announced on March 11 that WRIF-FM (Detroit) producer James Campbell has been named the new host of the company’s nationally syndicated radio program, CheckpointXP. The show, heard on 70 radio stations across the United States and Canada on the Sun Broadcast Group Network, is also… read more

Robby Bridges & Rochelle Gagnon Join WKHQ

The “Robby and Rochelle” radio show will move to weekday mornings at MacDonald Garber Broadcasting’s heritage CHR WKHQ-FM (Traverse City) beginning March 30. The show, hosted by Robby Bridges and Rochelle Gagnon, was previously heard at WDVD-FM (Detroit) and WSHK-FM (Portsmouth, N.H.). Bridges assumes the reigns of programming as PD, while Gagnon will take on… read more

McKibbin Media Debuts ‘99.5 The Dale’ in Hillsdale

Following the closing of its purchase of WCSR-AM/FM, McKibbin Media has flipped WCSR-AM and its companion FM translator to a country format under the handle “99.5 The Dale.” The station is Hillsdale County’s only country format radio station, broadcasting on both 1340 AM and 99.5 FM. WCSR-FM 92.1 continues with its adult contemporary format featuring… read more