Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WKQI-FM’s “Mojo In The Morning” Wins Award at WWRS

WKQI-FM’s (Detroit) “Mojo In The Morning” received national honors this past week, winning the Station Air Talent of the Year Award at the Worldwide Radio Summit (WWRS) held in Los Angeles.  The award was announced during the 2016 Industry Awards Luncheon held at Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. “Mojo in the Morning,” with hosts Mojo, Shannon, and Spike,… read more

RTNDA Announces 2016 Murrow Award Winners

The RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS ASSOCIATION (RTNDA) has announced its Regional EDWARD R. MURROW Award winners for 2016. There were 654 winners in 14 categories and 14 regions throughout the country. Congratulations to our Region 7 Murrow Award winners here in Michigan: Large Market Radio Continuing Coverage Lead in Flint Water Michigan Radio Ann Arbor, MI… read more

MSU Student Radio WDBM-FM (The Impact) Gets New Antenna

Michigan State University’s student-run radio station WDBM-FM (88.9 The Impact) replaced their 30-year-old broadcast antenna last week at the tower site in East Lansing. Ed Glazer, General Manager of the station, said the old antenna outlasted its 15-year lifespan, but in recent years had been suffering from “diminished efficiency.” The new antenna, which cost between… read more

WEYI-TV/WSMH-TV Names Jamie Kagol Chief Meteorologist

WEYI-TV and WSMH-TV (Bay City/Flint/Saginaw) has announced that Jamie Kagol is joining the station as Chief Meteorologist.  He comes to the station from WFTX-TV (Fort Myers, FL), where he was Morning Meteorologist for six years.  Prior to  Fort Myers, he was as the Chief Meteorologist at KIFI-TV, the ABC station in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Welcome to Michigan Jamie!  With… read more

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