Category: Connecting to Local Communities

NABEF Announces 2016 Service to America Award Winners; Michigan Broadcaster to be Honored

On April 4, The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) announced the winners of the 2016 Celebration of Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be honored at the Celebration of Service to America dinner, held Tuesday, June 21 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C…. read more

Telethon for Flint Raises Over $1.1 Million

Last Tuesday (3/15), people from across Michigan opened up their hearts and wallets to help the children affected by the water crisis in Flint. WDIV-TV (Detroit) and four other television stations across Michigan, WEYI-TV (Flint), WILX-TV (Lansing), WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) and WWTV/WWUP-TV (Northern Michigan), joined for the day-long telethon: Flint Water Crisis: For Our Families. With… read more

“Cumulus Cares” Water Giveway in Flint

On March 11, 2016, Cumulus Media’s Flint radio stations (WDZZ-FM, WFBE-FM, WWCK-AM/FM and WTRX-AM) teamed up with their sister stations in Huntsville, Alabama to hold a community bottled water giveaway in Flint. The stations made available a semi truck full of cases of water to all Flint residents, while supplies lasted.

WWJ-AM Raises $1.5 Million for THAW

On February 12, CBS Radio’s WWJ-AM Detroit raised $1.5 million in the 13th annual “Winter Survival Radiothon” for The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) . The money was raised over a 14-hour period.  THAW provides emergency energy assistance to families in financial crisis due to job loss or serious illness. THAW’s utility partners match every… read more

Blarney Stone Brings Five More Years of Tigers Baseball to Northern Michigan

According to a recent press release, Blarney Stone Broadcasting has extended their Detroit Tigers affiliate agreement through the 2020 season. WUPY-FM (Ontonagon) will be celebrating the start of the Tigers’ new season this spring with two “Opening Day” parties. The first will be on Tuesday, April 5, when the Tigers begin their season on the road against the… read more

Q100’s JJ Will Participate in Black Bear Gran Fondo and Ice Man Cometh

According to Blarney Stone Broadcasting, the date and format of Grayling’s Black Bear cycling race has changed, but WQON-FM (Grayling) Q100’s JJ (of JJ’s Morning Jams) will still be participating again this year. The annual the Black Bear cycling event, organized by the Grayling Rotary Club, becomes the Black Bear Gran Fondo in 2016, with… read more

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WYTZ-FM Hosts a Radiothon to Benefit St. Jude Kids

WYTZ-FM (Benton Harbor) hosted its 11th annual 2016 Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon broadcasting live from Silver Beach Center in St. Joseph. The fundraiser took place on February 18-19. This annual event raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country. St. Jude is the first… read more