Category: Connecting to Local Communities

“Cumulus Cares” Water Giveway in Flint

On March 11, 2016, Cumulus Media’s Flint radio stations (WDZZ-FM, WFBE-FM, WWCK-AM/FM and WTRX-AM) teamed up with their sister stations in Huntsville, Alabama to hold a community bottled water giveaway in Flint. The stations made available a semi truck full of cases of water to all Flint residents, while supplies lasted.

WWJ-AM Raises $1.5 Million for THAW

On February 12, CBS Radio’s WWJ-AM Detroit raised $1.5 million in the 13th annual “Winter Survival Radiothon” for The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) . The money was raised over a 14-hour period.  THAW provides emergency energy assistance to families in financial crisis due to job loss or serious illness. THAW’s utility partners match every… read more

Blarney Stone Brings Five More Years of Tigers Baseball to Northern Michigan

According to a recent press release, Blarney Stone Broadcasting has extended their Detroit Tigers affiliate agreement through the 2020 season. WUPY-FM (Ontonagon) will be celebrating the start of the Tigers’ new season this spring with two “Opening Day” parties. The first will be on Tuesday, April 5, when the Tigers begin their season on the road against the… read more

Q100’s JJ Will Participate in Black Bear Gran Fondo and Ice Man Cometh

According to Blarney Stone Broadcasting, the date and format of Grayling’s Black Bear cycling race has changed, but WQON-FM (Grayling) Q100’s JJ (of JJ’s Morning Jams) will still be participating again this year. The annual the Black Bear cycling event, organized by the Grayling Rotary Club, becomes the Black Bear Gran Fondo in 2016, with… read more

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WYTZ-FM Hosts a Radiothon to Benefit St. Jude Kids

WYTZ-FM (Benton Harbor) hosted its 11th annual 2016 Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon broadcasting live from Silver Beach Center in St. Joseph. The fundraiser took place on February 18-19. This annual event raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country. St. Jude is the first… read more

WXYZ supplies drive

WXYZ Collects 20+ Tons of School Supplies

WXYZ-TV’s (Detroit) week-long “Fix My School” supplies drive collected more than 20 tons of school supplies for students and teachers in Detroit Public Schools. The items donated filled three semi-trucks and included notebooks, pencils, crayons, markers, Kleenex, and toilet paper. “At a time when Detroit schools are in crisis, these supplies will make a tremendous difference for thousands… read more