Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WQHH Hosts Third Annual Backpack Giveaway

On August 25, MacDonald Broadcasting’s WQHH-FM (Lansing) hosted their third annual school backpack giveaway at the Lansing Mall.  The station gave away over 1,000 backpacks to K-12 students to help them get started with the new school year.  The backpacks were stuffed with pens, pencils, notebooks and other school supplies. WQHH station personalities and other… read more

WXYZ-TV To Air Woodward Dream Cruise

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has been designated the official television broadcast partner of the 2016 Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Chevrolet and will broadcast live coverage of the event Saturday, August 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. Station anchors Stephen Clark and Carolyn Clifford will host the show from a street-side studio along Woodward Avenue in Birmingham…. read more

WXYZ-TV Hosts “Unify Detroit” Special

In the aftermath of tragic shootings across the country, WXYZ-TV (Detroit) teamed up with Detroit community leaders on July 14 to present a special broadcast “Detroit 2020: Unify Detroit” to help address the issues facing the local community. WXYZ Editorial and Public Affairs Director, Chuck Stokes, was joined by Detroit Police Chief James Craig, along with Rev…. read more

WWCK Gives Back to Flint with Music Video

Cumulus Media’s WWCK-FM (Flint) is giving back to its community with a feel-good positive music video to help the city get through its water crisis.  WWCK-FM morning show hosts Mike McDonald and Stephanie K put the idea for a music video into play after realizing that Flint needed “something uplifting for the city.” See the… read more

WQON-FM Hosts Radio Forum on Energy

On June 17, Blarney Stone Broadcasting’s WQON-FM (Grayling) hosted an on-air forum on energy moderated by station co-owner Jerry Coyne, featuring local leaders from the energy community. Sheryl Coyne, President of Blarney Stone Broadcasting, said her radio network is proud to serve as host of such an important event designed to educate listeners on the… read more

“Denise Bohn Strong” Benefit Golf Outing Announced

She unabashedly called her annual golf outing “Tee-Off for TaTas” for half a dozen years.  But with the tragic death in April, of cancer survivor, breast cancer advocate and WCXT-FM (Benton Harbor-St. Joseph) on-air personality Denise Bohn, her annual golf outing has been re-branded as the “#DeniseBohnStrong” Golf Outing. Her friends and family have elected to rename her classic… read more

Legislature Recognizes Michigan AMBER Alert Awareness Week May 15-21

Michigan celebrated AMBER Alert Awareness Week Sunday, May 15 through Saturday, May 21 to help bring more awareness to the Michigan AMBER Alert Program and to promote the importance of AMBER Alerts in recovering abducted or endangered children. The statewide AMBER Alert week was designated by the Michigan Senate in Senate Resolution 178, introduced by… read more

WLNS News Crew Helps Clean Up Lansing

On May 6, members of the WLNS-TV (Lansing) news staff helped Habitat for Humanity’s “Rock The Block” day in Lansing. WLNS anchors Sheri Jones and Chivon Kloepfer, along with meteorologist Emily Wahls, joined other companies and organizations and offered a days worth of sweat to help clean up, paint, and repair homes and yards in Lansing’s Old Town… read more