Category: Connecting to Local Communities

iHeartMedia’s WMXD-FM Presents 20th Annual Sista Strut Cancer Walk

This past Saturday, October 19, iHeartMedia’s WMXD-FM (Detroit ) presented the 20th Annual Sista Strut Cancer Walk.  The event is held to increase awareness to the benefits of breast cancer screenings and other breast cancer resources in the African American community. PD Cheron Sanders said, “We hope our 20th Annual Sista Strut event will help… read more

WWTV/WWUP, WTCM Host JobFest 2.0

On October 8, Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) and Midwestern Broadcasting’s WTCM-AM/FM (Traverse City) teamed together to present JobFest 2.0 at the Park Place Hotel and Convention Center in Traverse City.  The event was held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  More than 20 employers were on hand to meet potential employees. This is the second… read more

WION Gears Up for Annual “Treasures for Troops” Campaign

WION Radio (Ionia) and its many partners will host and broadcast from the 6th annual “Treasures for Troops” campaign, November 11th through 15th. Drop off locations will be available in Ionia, Saranac, Muir, Lowell and Lake Odessa. WION will be broadcasting from a different hosting location each day. “Treasures for Troops” will be powered again… read more

WDVD Raises over $60,000 for Detroit Dog Rescue

On October 4, Cumulus Media’s WDVD-FM (Detroit) held its second annual Radiothon for Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR), Detroit’s only no-kill dog foster and adoption shelter.  A total of $61,668 was raised. The Blaine Fowler Morning Show, along with the entire 96.3 WDVD air staff, were broadcasting live from the Orchard Mall.  Money raised was to… read more

WCSY-FM Begins Project Personal Care

This week, October 10-12, Midwest Family Broadcasting’s WCSY-FM (South Haven-Benton Harbor-Saint Joseph) is holding its annual Project Personal Care, a drive to collect items for those in need, but not the usual canned goods. Operations Director Paul Layendecker says about the drive, “Things that we take for granted are what we’re collecting: Toilet paper, paper… read more

Entercom’s WOMC Raises Nearly $180k with “Turn Up the Miracles” Radiothon

On October 10, WOMC-FM (Detroit) held its annual “Turn Up The Miracles” Radiothon to benefit Children’s Miracle Hospital and raised a total of $178,886.00! The 13-hour broadcast from the South Tower Concourse of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak was anchored by station personalities Stephen Clark, JoAnne Purtan, Jim Johnson and Beau Daniels, joined by special… read more

WOLV-FM Helps Pack the Theatre for Omega House Fundraiser

By: Kevin Ericson, Operations Director, Houghton Community Broadcasting A full house grooved to Paul McCartney’s biggest hits at the Calumet Theatre this past weekend to raise money for hospice services and 97.7, The Wolf (WOLV-FM/Houghton), led a three-month push to make sure every seat was sold. It’s the second time the Omega House has brought… read more

Houghton Community Broadcasting Brings Hockeytown to its Hockeyville Listeners

Via Kevin Ericson, Houghton Community Broadcasting Houghton Community Broadcasting brought Hockeytown to its Hockeyville listeners last week. The Calumet Colosseum was selected to host the 2019 Kraft Hockeyville USA game in the spring and was given the honor of being the center of the National Hockey League for a contest between the Stanley Cup Champion… read more

WWMT Gets Behind Share The Warmth Coat Drive

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo) is partnering with local businesses for the Salvation Army of Kalamazoo’s annual Share the Warmth coat drive. The project runs the entire month of October with the goal of providing hundreds of area children new coats for the winter. “No one in Kalamazoo should be without a coat this winter,”… read more

WJRT, WIOG Partner for Coats for Kids

WJRT-TV (Flint) and WIOG-FM (Bay City-Saginaw-Flint) have joined together to support the Salvation Army for the 33rd Annual Coats for Kids campaign. The collection began this Tuesday and will continue for five weeks until November 8. Last year, more than 800 children benefited from the annual coat and winter gear drive. The Salvation Army anticipates… read more