Category: Connecting to Local Communities

Detroit Public Television Receives 2019 Governor’s Service Award

On July 26, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Detroit Public TV (DPTV) as the winner of a 2019 Governor’s Service Award as an Education Service Leader for its work in early childhood education, providing parents, educators and other caregivers with the skills and resources they need to prepare children for school and life. Gov. Whitmer and… read more

WCRZ Roof Sit 2019 Nets $48,000

Townsquare Media’s Cars 108 WCRZ-FM (Flint) held its 4th annual three-day “Roof Sit” for the Whaley Children’s Center July 17-19 at a Grand Blanc McDonald’s restaurant.  Despite temperatures in the low to mid 90s, morning personalities Pat and A.J., along with Mindy Williams, CEO of the Whaley Children’s Center were on the roof from 6… read more

WKHM Raises Nearly $7K for Jackson Area Charities

Jackson Radio Works’ WKHM-FM (K-105.3) and WKHM-AM (NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM) held their annual Live Radio Charity Auction on this past Tuesday, July 23 from 7 to 10 a.m.  Forty-one area businesses and individuals participated by donating items for listeners to place bids on by calling in to the radio stations. Sixty-eight total auction items included both fun… read more

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