Category: Broadcasting Industry News

McKibbin Media Teams Up For Community Food & Coat Drive

McKibbin Media Group (Jackson) has partnered with Harvest Solar and many Jackson area businesses to organize an initiative to collect much-needed food and supplies for the Jackson Community Food Pantry this holiday season. Donations for this are needed. “We encourage the local Jackson community to support this Community Food & Coat Drive and help others… read more

WILX-TV Announces New Morning Team

Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) has announced a new morning anchor team, effective this past Monday (12/6).  Maureen Halliday and Seth Wells will co-anchor the station’s morning newscast (4:30 to 7:00 a.m.) as well as the station’s 11 a.m. newscast. Maureen Halliday has anchored the station’s weekend newscasts for the past two years, and as a… read more

Kevin Kennedy Joins WDRQ

AllAccess reports that Cumulus Media’s WDRQ-FM (Detroit) has added Kevin Kennedy as its midday host starting this week.  He succeeds Rachel Ryan, who had been voice tracking the shift from a Cumulus station in Dallas for the last four months. Kennedy previously worked with Cumulus Detroit Director of FM Programming David Corey in Boston, doing… read more

WEMU’s Lisa Barry Passes

The MAB is saddened to announce the passing of WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti) All Things Considered local host Lisa Barry.  Barry died this past Tuesday night (11/30) due to complications from a heart condition. A graduate of Olivet College, she got her start as a morning newscast sidekick on Lansing’s WVIC-FM. Barry later joined the morning show… read more

Michigan Radio Announces First Community Engagement Reporter

Michigan Radio has announced the hiring of Jamie Simmons as the station’s first Community Engagement Reporter. As the Community Engagement Reporter, Jamie’s reporting will supplement Michigan Radio’s coverage in Detroit, and specifically various neighborhoods across the city. The Community Engagement Reporter will work with the station’s Community Reporting Engagement Council to better understand and address… read more

WION and Local Communities Team Together for Annual “Treasures for Troops” Project

Now in its 8th year, WION (Ionia) Radio’s “Treasures for Troops” collected items on behalf of Blue Star Mothers Chapter #188 of Ionia, Montcalm and Kent Counties and was a success! WION’s broadcast week was November 15th through 19th with broadcasts and call-ins from the Village Market of Muir, Young Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Ionia and the… read more

Gray Television Closes on Meredith Stations

As anticipated, Gray Television closed on its previously announced acquisition of Meredith Corporation’s Local Media Group (“Meredith”) and its 17 television stations in 12 local markets for $16.99 per share in cash, or $2.8 billion in total enterprise value. Gray’s portfolio of television stations now serve 113 local markets reaching approximately 36 percent of U.S…. read more