Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WZZM 13 Wins Second TEGNA Community Empowerment Award

WZZM-TV, the TEGNA owned ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, won the parent company’s Community Empowerment Award for the second year in a row. The award showcases the initiatives and work that stations do to help their respective communities. “It has been the highlight of my career to be able to make a meaningful difference in… read more

Jackson Radio Works Receives Chamber Award

On March 23, Jackson Radio Works (WKHM-AM/FM, WIBM-AM) was the recipient of an appreciation award from the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce, honoring the company for 20 years of service (“hyper local content that matters”) to the community. WKHM-FM is licensed to Brooklyn.  Accepting the award was  General ManagerJamie McKibbin, who tells the MAB that the… read more

March 29 Vietnam Veterans Day

On Tuesday, March 28, Senator Mike Kowall (R-White Lake) and Senator Margaret O’Brien (R-Portage) introduced a resolution that the members of the Michigan Senate proclaim March 29, 2017, as “Vietnam Veterans Day.” The resolution encourages all citizens of the state of Michigan to honor our Vietnam Veterans. Read the complete resolution below. In conjunction with… read more

I Vaccinate Campaign Underway!

On March 20, a press conference was held in downtown Lansing to announce the kickoff of the I Vaccinate Campaign, a project adopted by the MAB Board of Directors.  The campaign is designed to increase immunizations in the state as Michigan has the 4th highest rate of vaccination waivers in the nation. In a letter to… read more

WNWN Raises $65k for St. Jude’s

On February 2-3, Midwest Communication’s WNWN-FM (Win98.5 Battle Creek) raised $65,110 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the station’s annual Radiothon. Listeners were encouraged to call in and become a “Partner In Hope” for St. Jude kids, donating $20 a month.  In addition, the station aired stories of patients of the hospital throughout the… read more

$32,500 for St. Jude’s at WYTZ/Benton Harbor!

Last week, Midwest Family Broadcasting’s WYTZ-FM (975YCountry Benton Harbor) raised $32,500 in its annual Country Cares Radiothon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The two-day radiothon wrapped up on Friday Night (2/17) with a brand new record, and  station staff thanked all of its partners in hope who contributed money to help. The station supplemented… read more

WWJ-AM Raises 1.45 Million+

On February 10, CBS Radio’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) held its 14th annual Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW (The Heat and Warmth Fund), raising more than $1.45 million to help thousands of families in southeastern Michigan who cannot afford to heat their homes or keep their lights on this winter. The one-day event had the station broadcasting… read more