Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WILX Collects School Supplies with Operation Backpack

Once again this year, Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing), along with its community partners, is collecting backpacks and other school supplies for children in need. The program has been going on since 2004 with St. Vincent Catholic Charities. The station is asking viewers to donate new backpacks, spiral notebooks, pocket folders, binds, pens and pencils, crayons,… read more

WEYI-TV Donates Water Generator to Flint Church

Howard Stirk Holdings/WEYI-TV (Flint) owner Armstrong Williams has purchased and donated an atmospheric water generator to a Flint church.  The announcement was made July 10 at Greater Flint Holy Temple in Flint. Williams says the machine will help the church continue its mission of addressing the ongoing needs from the city’s ongoing water crisis. “We… read more

WBCK/WBXX Raise Nearly $78K for Haven Of Rest

On June 21 and 22, Townsquare Media’s WBCK-FM/WBXX-FM (Battle Creek) held their 13th Roofsit event to fund Haven Of Rest’s Inasmuch House for the Homeless.  The  goal was to raise $70,000 this year and the station’s listeners came through and exceeded that goal, raising (at press time) $77,254.22. The event was held on the roof… read more

9 & 10 News to Host ‘Cycles & Cider’ Fall Bike Ride

WWTV/WWUP 9&10 News (Cadillac) has announced its plans to host an inaugural “Cycles & Cider” on October 5 to benefit the Cadillac community through charities and projects. “Cycles & Cider” participants will ride along the scenic and groomed White Pine Trail (Rails-to-Trails) for a 62-mile ride with a break for  donuts and cider. A family-friendly celebration… read more

Nexstar Employees Volunteer Across Michigan on June 17

Employees of Nexstar television stations in Michigan and throughout the country celebrated their annual Founders Day of Caring on June 17 by volunteering in their respective communities. In Grand Rapids, WOOD/WOTV-TV staffers were hard at work in Grandville, Jenison, Muskegon and Grand Haven, partnering with Meals on Wheels.  The day was full of meal prep to… read more

Congressman Tim Walberg Presents WLEN with National Award for Community Service

Congressman Tim Walberg (R-7) presented WLEN Radio with the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation’s  Service to Community Award on Tuesday evening (6/11) at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Lenawee  Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) was recognized for its based annual “Thank a Vet” effort. “I was proud to recognize the WLEN team, led by Julie Koehn,… read more

WLEN Holds 6th Annual PSA Contest

Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) has announced winners in its 6th Annual PSA Contest.  With the theme of “How do you envision a world of kindness that would: reduce suicide, reduce drug use or reduce bullying,” students in classes, groups and organizations all across Lenawee County were challenged to create public service announcements in audio or video… read more

WLNS Continues its Partnership with Habitat For Humanity

Nexstar Broadcasting’s WLNS-TV (Lansing) this week partnered again with Habitat for Humanity Capitol Region’s “Women Build” program to renovate a home on Lansing’s north side. Women Build is a program that celebrates women eliminating inadequate housing by building or repairing homes and improving communities. This year’s project is working on a home rehab for Congolese… read more