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NAB Announces Executive Changes

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith announced (1/16)  that NAB Chief Operating Officer Chris Ornelas will be departing the organization February 1 to become general counsel for Beasley Media Group, where he will oversee all legal matters for the multiplatform media company, including its 64 radio stations. Ornelas will be replaced by Curtis LeGeyt, NAB’s… read more

WNMU-TV Unveils New Sports Broadcasting Equipment

WNMU-TV (Marquette), in partnership with Northern Michigan University Athletics, is setting up new production equipment for producing NMU sports telecasts.  Equipment highlights include Sony broadcast cameras with 72-power Canon zoom optics and Ross video switching with multi-view monitoring along with a host of other production enhancements. Not only will this new equipment enhance viewers’ experience with… read more

iHeartMedia Promotes Detroit’s Tony Travatto

Tony Travatto, Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Detroit and PD of  WKQI-FM and WNIC-FM has been promoted to a Division Executive Vice President of Programming for the iHeartMedia National Programming Group.  The announcement was made January 16. Travatto is one of three promoted to the position in the National Programming Group.  Joining him… read more

Gnau Returns to Michigan

iHeartMedia announced on January 15, that nine of its senior executives will be Division Presidents of the new iHeartMedia Markets Group organization, effective immediately. These executives – Shosh Abromovich, Linda Byrd, Tony Coles, Julie Donohue, Nick Gnau, Scott Hopeck, Dan Lankford, Kevin LeGrett and Tom McConnell – will report into Greg Ashlock, President of the… read more

WOOD-TV Announces Return of Michele DeSelms

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids has announced the return of Michele DeSelms to West Michigan.  DeSelms will become the Community Strategy Manager at the station. The role includes the Connecting with Community brand and partnerships, as well as non-profit alliances and community outreach projects. DeSelms will help shape the future of the community engagement opportunities with coverage… read more

WKAR to Host PBS Kids Day

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) will host another “PBS Kids Day” at their MSU Campus studios on Saturday, January 25.  The day gives viewers a chance to look behind the scenes at the station and will feature fun activities and games for kids. The free event will feature lots of fun, hands-on activities from community… read more

WOOD-TV’s Julie Brinks and Maranda Named Among “Influential Women”

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) General Manager Julie Brinks, along with on-air host Maranda, have been recognized as two of West Michigan’s “Most Influential Women.” The Grand Rapids Business Journal released its list of 50 women leaders in the West Michigan community on January 8.  Brinks and Maranda were chosen out of a list of nearly 250 applicants…. read more

WKAR Announces Launch of Apollo Public TV Platform in Partnership with Gaian Solutions

NextGen TV Accelerator Platform, Apollo PublicTV Platform Enables Public Broadcasters to Conceive, Design and Launch NextGen TV Services for Local Communities WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University and Gaian Solutions, Inc., announce the launch of Apollo PublicTV Platform, a NextGen TV accelerator platform for public broadcasters. Apollo PublicTV Platform offers broadcasters a suite of… read more

Northern Radio of Michigan Spins Three FMs to Separate Owners

Traverse City-based Northern Radio of Michigan has sold three of its six northern Michigan radio stations to separate owners.  Midwestern Broadcasting is purchasing heritage rock station WKLT-FM (Kalkaska) from Northern. Midwestern is owner of WTCM-AM/FM, WCCW-AM/FM and WJZQ-FM. In an article posted in the Traverse Ticker, Midwestern Broadcasting General Manager Chris Warren said, “We’ve enjoyed… read more