Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WWCK Gives Back to Flint with Music Video

Cumulus Media’s WWCK-FM (Flint) is giving back to its community with a feel-good positive music video to help the city get through its water crisis.  WWCK-FM morning show hosts Mike McDonald and Stephanie K put the idea for a music video into play after realizing that Flint needed “something uplifting for the city.” See the… read more

WQON-FM Hosts Radio Forum on Energy

On June 17, Blarney Stone Broadcasting’s WQON-FM (Grayling) hosted an on-air forum on energy moderated by station co-owner Jerry Coyne, featuring local leaders from the energy community. Sheryl Coyne, President of Blarney Stone Broadcasting, said her radio network is proud to serve as host of such an important event designed to educate listeners on the… read more

“Denise Bohn Strong” Benefit Golf Outing Announced

She unabashedly called her annual golf outing “Tee-Off for TaTas” for half a dozen years.  But with the tragic death in April, of cancer survivor, breast cancer advocate and WCXT-FM (Benton Harbor-St. Joseph) on-air personality Denise Bohn, her annual golf outing has been re-branded as the “#DeniseBohnStrong” Golf Outing. Her friends and family have elected to rename her classic… read more

Legislature Recognizes Michigan AMBER Alert Awareness Week May 15-21

Michigan celebrated AMBER Alert Awareness Week Sunday, May 15 through Saturday, May 21 to help bring more awareness to the Michigan AMBER Alert Program and to promote the importance of AMBER Alerts in recovering abducted or endangered children. The statewide AMBER Alert week was designated by the Michigan Senate in Senate Resolution 178, introduced by… read more

WLNS News Crew Helps Clean Up Lansing

On May 6, members of the WLNS-TV (Lansing) news staff helped Habitat for Humanity’s “Rock The Block” day in Lansing. WLNS anchors Sheri Jones and Chivon Kloepfer, along with meteorologist Emily Wahls, joined other companies and organizations and offered a days worth of sweat to help clean up, paint, and repair homes and yards in Lansing’s Old Town… read more

Blarney Stone Broadcasting Holds Town Hall On Underage Drinking/RX Drug Abuse

Blarney Stone Broadcasting (Grayling) joined forces with local leaders and law enforcement officials in hosting a town hall meeting to address the perils of underage drinking and substance abuse. On May 13, the company’s WQON-FM committed its entire Northern Focus show to the Underage Drinking/RX Drug Abuse Town Hall Meeting at its Grayling studios. In partnership… read more

WPBN/WTOM-TV Hosts Town Hall Meeting

On May 4, WPBN/WTOM-TV (Traverse City), along with Northern Michigan Regional entity and UpNorthLive.com, presented Finding a Solution, a Prescription Drug Abuse Town Hall Meeting at the Dennos Museum Center’s Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City. The discussion focused on prevention and included use and misuse of prescription opiates, and the rising trend of illicit opiate use… read more

WLEN-FM Hosts Auction to Raise Money for Local Lions Club

On April 23, Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) will host and air an all-day radio auction for the Adrian Breakfast Lions Club.  Lions Club members will be auctioning off merchandise and services donated by businesses, individuals, and organizations. The merchandise and services will be described on-the-air and listeners will bid by telephone. Every business that donates will… read more

WZZM-TV Wins TEGNA Community Empowerment Award

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has been awarded the Community Empowerment Award from its parent company, TEGNA Inc., during the annual TEGNA Employee Awards ceremony at TEGNA corporate headquarters in McLean, VA. “We had a tremendous year with excellent work being done every day across our company,” said Gracia Martore, president and CEO, TEGNA. “It is always… read more