Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Retired WBKB-TV GM Cher Allen Passes; Broadcast Management Scholarship Announced

Cherryl “Cher” Lynn Allen, a long-time employee of WBKB-TV (Alpena), passed away Friday, January 15 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena. Allen worked for 35 years for WBKB in many roles, retiring as the general manager. She loved making memories with family and friends. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and a board… read more

COVID-19 Vaccine Education Toolkit Launched To Support Local Journalists

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) on Thursday (1/14) announced the launch of an online toolkit to help local journalists craft COVID-19 vaccine education messages that best resonate with their audiences. The toolkit is designed to provide journalists with… read more

WXYZ-TV Giving Away More than 10,000 Books to Children

With donations this past summer from station employees and the community, plus a matching contribution from the Scripps Howard Foundation, WXYZ-TV/WMYD-TV (Detroit) was able to collect over 10,000 books for children that will be distributed beginning on January 19. “I am so proud of the team at WXYZ-TV and TV20 Detroit, and our viewers, for… read more

WGHN/WMPA Stuffed the Bus for Christmas

On December 19, WGHN-FM/WMPA-FM/Oldies 94.9 (Grand Haven)  hosted their 8th Annual Stuff the Bus with the local Culver’s and Dean Transportation.  This year they brought the Grand Haven and Spring Lake Rotarian’s onboard as partners and were able to provide over two tons of food for the Love in Action, Salvation Army, The People’s Center… read more

Bridges Named VP of Programming of Macdonald-Garber

Robby Bridges has been named VP of Programming/South at Macdonald-Garber Broadcasting. Bridges will oversee programming for the company’s Traverse City and Cadillac MI clusters including country WLXV-FM and adult hits WZTC-FM, with day to day responsibility for heritage CHR WKHQ. He will continue to host “Robby and Rochelle” mornings on the station as well. “I’m… read more

Anne Carlini Joins WLLZ For Mornings

iHeartMedia has announced that longtime market veteran Anne Carlini has joined its classic rock WLLZ-FM (Detroit) as Morning Show host. Carlini spent 30 years cross town at rocker WRIF-FM (Detroit).  She most recently was midday host at Black Diamond Broadcasting’s WGFM/WGFE (Traverse City). WLLZ program director Casey Krukowski told All Access, “We are excited to… read more

Former WLEN Salesperson, Air Personality Lori Sallows Passes

The MAB has learned that Lori Sallows, a former WLEN-FM (Adrian) sales executive and on air personality passed away December 17 at age 56.  Sallows was longtime co-host on the ‘Mornings with Lori and Steve.’  Also serving as the WLENs promotion director, Sallows raised thousands of dollars for the community through fundraising efforts on the… read more