Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WDIV Hosts “Help 4 Hurricane Relief” Telethon

In response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Graham Media’s WDIV-TV (Detroit),  Art Van Furniture and the American Red Cross Michigan Region joined forces to air an all-day telethon “Help 4 Hurricane Relief, ” on September 12. A total of $430,267 was raised, not counting additional donations that may have come through… read more

TEGNA Launches ‘Texas Cares’ Initiative to Raise Money for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Is your station or company doing something to help the hurricane victims in Texas?  Let us know about it! Email  [email protected] On August 28, TEGNA Inc. launched Texas Cares, an initiative to support those in need following Hurricane Harvey. All money raised by TEGNA’s stations will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund…. read more

Beasley Media Group Unveils Company-Wide Community of Caring Initiative

Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced the unveiling of a company-wide “Community of Caring” Public Service initiative that will run throughout the organization’s 63 radio stations. The initiative will consist of several aspects. A rotating PSA series will be aimed at shining a spotlight on important issues impacting their… read more

WQHH-FM Hosts Fourth Annual Backpack Giveaway

On August 10, MacDonald Broadcasting’s WQHH-FM (Lansing) hosted its fourth annual school backpack giveaway at Waverly High School in Lansing. The station gave away more than 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-FM station… read more

NAB Recognition: WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant)

This article originally appeared in a recent NAB Public Service mailer Latitude Media’s WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant) provided critical coverage as eight inches of rain flooded its listening area from June 23 to 25, causing more than $100 million in damage. WCZY provided information on the 130 roads that closed as pavement crumbled beneath the water,… read more

WOTV’s Maranda wraps Park Party season in Battle Creek!

WOTV-TV (Battle Creek) Maranda’s Park Parties traveled to six communities across West Michigan, including an event at Northwestern Middle School in Battle Creek. Around 5,700 children and families turned out at the final Park Party of the summer on July 27, bringing this year’s total party-goers to an estimated 35,800 participants! Maranda is WOTV “4… read more

WKHM Raises Thousands for Area Charities

K-105.3 (WKHM-FM) and NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM (WKHM-AM) (Jackson) hosted their annual Live Radio Charity Auction on July 20 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. A total of 31 area businesses and organizations participated by donating items for listeners to place bids on by calling in to the radio station. Radio co-hosts Scott Clow & Mallory Sullivan of… read more