Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Michigan Talk Network (MTN) Now Offering State Newscasts

As a follow-up to our March 24 story on the closure of Lansing-based Michigan Radio Network, MAB has learned that Michigan Talk Network (MTN) is now offering hourly newscasts to affiliates throughout the state. Based in Lansing at Townsquare Media’s WJIM-AM, the service offers two-minute state-focused newscasts each weekday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  In addition, MTN… read more

Ed Cantelon Dies at 95

The MAB has learned that longtime Detroit-area broadcast engineer Ed Cantelon passed away March 17. Ed was long-time owner of Broadcast Measurements, Inc., providing frequency measurements services to broadcasters. Ed was interested in radio since the age of 12.  Following military service during World War II, he attended Lawrence Institute of Technology. In 1948, he joined WJBK Radio… read more

Former Piston Joins WMGC-FM/Sports 105.1 (Detroit)

Former Detroit Piston Lindsey Hunter has teamed up with WMGC-FM Program Director Dave Shore to launch a new afternoon drive show on the Greater Media sports station. As a player from 1993-2010, Hunter appeared in 937 regular-season games, playing for the Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors,  and the Chicago Bulls.  Following his retirement… read more

Free Workshop for Journalists: “Beyond Flint – Reporting the Unreported Water Stories in Your Communities”

On Saturday, April 16, the MSU Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and Water Science Network will present a free workshop for journalists, both staff and freelance, to assist them in reporting water-related stories. Presenters include Curt Guyette, ACLU journalist who broke the Flint story; Rebecca Fedewa, Flint River Watershed Coalition; Joan Rose, MSU Center for… read more

Michigan Radio Network Closing Its Doors

According to a report in MIRS, the Michigan Radio Network (MRN), which provides daily state Capitol coverage to over 60 radio stations in Michigan, is closing its doors after 36-year run at the end of March. The parent company out of Missouri, Learfield Communications, is closing the operations because it’s no longer making enough money… read more