Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WPBN/WTOM-TV Hosts Town Hall Meeting

On May 4, WPBN/WTOM-TV (Traverse City), along with Northern Michigan Regional entity and UpNorthLive.com, presented Finding a Solution, a Prescription Drug Abuse Town Hall Meeting at the Dennos Museum Center’s Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City. The discussion focused on prevention and included use and misuse of prescription opiates, and the rising trend of illicit opiate use… read more

WLEN-FM Hosts Auction to Raise Money for Local Lions Club

On April 23, Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) will host and air an all-day radio auction for the Adrian Breakfast Lions Club.  Lions Club members will be auctioning off merchandise and services donated by businesses, individuals, and organizations. The merchandise and services will be described on-the-air and listeners will bid by telephone. Every business that donates will… read more

WZZM-TV Wins TEGNA Community Empowerment Award

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has been awarded the Community Empowerment Award from its parent company, TEGNA Inc., during the annual TEGNA Employee Awards ceremony at TEGNA corporate headquarters in McLean, VA. “We had a tremendous year with excellent work being done every day across our company,” said Gracia Martore, president and CEO, TEGNA. “It is always… read more

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

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

“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.

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