Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WLEN’s “Thank A Vet” Breaks A New Record!

Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) broke a record with its annual “Thank A Vet” fundraiser this year, raising $34,697.50 in 12 hours for the “Veterans Dire Need Fund,” distributed through Housing Help of Lenawee. Now in its 16th year, the fundraiser is in celebration of Veterans Day and is an event to raise funds and awareness… read more

Alpha Media Names New Regional VPs; Foster to Oversee Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin

Alpha Media, which operates radio stations across 44 markets in the United States, announced this past Monday (11/15) the promotion of Brian Foster and Les Tuttle to the roles of Regional Vice Presidents. Foster will oversee Alpha markets in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan, while Tuttle will handle Missouri, Minnesota and select markets in Iowa. Both… read more

Michigan Radio Expands Service in Lansing on 89.7 FM, WLNZ

Michigan Radio has announced that it has expanded its coverage in the Lansing area on 89.7 FM, WLNZ. Through a partnership with Lansing Community College, licensee of WLNZ, Michigan Radio will provide public radio programming for the Lansing station, with a simulcast of its NPR news and information programming and award winning statewide news coverage…. read more

Beasley Media Group Detroit Unveils the RIFF Rock Hall

Beasley Media Group Detroit’s WRIF-FM has officially launched “The RIFF Rock Hall,” an online experience highlighting 50 years of Detroit’s legendary rock station. Through its unique interactivity, listeners can easily move from room to room, clicking through five decades of history in an immersive virtual environment, showcasing WRIF’s rock n’ roll leadership and innovation in… read more

WDRQ Raises Funds to House 10 Area Homeless Vets

Cumulus Media announced that its WDRQ-FM (Detroit) held the Broadway’s Veterans Matter Honor-Thon on Thursday, November 11, driving emergency funds to provide 10 local homeless veterans with long-term housing. The Honor-Thon aired from 6-10 a.m. during the morning show. In those four hours, listeners donated $7,100. During the 8am hour, sponsor JDog Junk Removal provided… read more

MAB’s Sam Klemet Talks to Jeremy Whiting of MSU’s Award-Winning IMPACT 89

Several weeks ago, IMPACT 89 (WDBM-FM), Michigan State University’s student-run radio station received national acclaim as recipient of the 2021 College Media Association Four-Year College Radio Station of the Year Pinnacle Award. As a follow-up to the award, Incoming MAB President/CEO Sam Klemet sat down with IMPACT 89 General Manager Jeremy Whiting to discuss the… read more

Cumulus Media Detroit Stations Partner With U.S. Marine Corps For Toys For Tots Drive

Cumulus Media Detroit has announced that its three stations (WDVD-FM, WDRQ-FM and WJR-AM) have partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps for their annual toy drive benefitting Toys for Tots of Southeastern Michigan.  The drive kicked off November 1. “We couldn’t be more proud to support the great work of our U.S. Marine Corps for this… read more

Former WMLM Owner Passes

WMLM-AM (Alma) founder and former owner Gregory William Siefker passed away at age 76 on November 10. Siefker, a resident of nearby St. Louis, moved to Gratiot County in 1977 and fullfilled his dream to start his own radio.  On December 15, 1977, he signed on WMLM-AM 1520 AM, “The Big M,” and operated the… read more