Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WDVD’s Blaine Fowler Morning Show Hosts Radiothon For Detroit Dog Rescue

On November 16, WDVD-FM (Detroit) and its Blaine Fowler Morning Show hosted a 13-hour radiothon to raise money for Detroit Dog Rescue, a no-kill shelter and adoption center for abandoned, abused or orphaned dogs.  The event was held on the Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield Township from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. An online auction… read more

WCZY/WMMI Mt. Pleasant Fills a Mayflower!

Latitude Media’s WCZY-FM/WMMI-AM/FM (Mt. Pleasant) filled a Mayflower moving van November 16, raising over 4,800 non-perishable food items and close to a record of $8,000 in  donations, surpassing what the station raised in 2017. “The magic continues to be made and we love our community for their love,” said Latitude Media Owner/GM Bob Peters. “United… read more

Follow-Up: WION’s ‘Treasures for Troops’ Sends 260 Boxes to Deployed Soldiers

This is a follow-up to an article that appeared in MAB NewsBriefs two weeks ago. In it’s fifth year of the annual event, WION-AM’s (Ionia) “Treasures for Troops” has provided Michigan Chapter #188 of the Blue Star Mothers with enough collections for more packages to go overseas than any other year since the drive began!… read more

WJLB Begins 35th Annual Coats For Kids Benefit

On November 3, iHeartMedia’s WJLB-FM (Detroit) kicked off its 35th annual Coats for Kids radiothon.  It’s a fundraiser for the Salvation Army of Metro Detroit. The kickoff live broadcast aired from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from the Adams Butzel Community Center. Senior Vice-President Tony Travatto told All Access: “iHeartMedia/Detroit is passionate about the greater Detroit community… read more

WXYZ To Air Detroit Tree Lighting

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) will make the holiday season a little brighter for Detroit residents as the station will air the lighting of the city’s official Christmas tree at Campus Martius Park in the heart of downtown Detroit. WXYZ will broadcast complete coverage of the event during a live special, “Light Up the Season,” from 7- 8 p.m. on November… read more

WLEN Hosts 1st Senior Cleaners Closet

During the month of October, WLEN-FM (Adrian), along with Home Instead Senior Care, TLC Community Credit Union, Tuckey’s Big Boy in Tecumseh and the Lenawee County Department of Aging hosted the 1st Senior Cleaners Closet. Every year, the Department of Aging helps over 2400 seniors in Lenawee County, keeping people independent and in their homes… read more

Jackson Radio Works Gathers Teen Volunteers for Make a Difference Day

On Saturday, October 27, Jackson Radio Work’s WKHM-FM (Jackson)(K-105.3) enlisted the help of the Youth Advisory Committee, a youth-focused and youth-administered group with the Jackson Community Foundation, to help clean up the leaves that have fallen on the yards of some Jackson residents in honor of National Make a Difference Day. The homes we visited were chosen… read more