Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WSAQ Raises $138,500 for Child Abuse and Neglect Council

WSAQ-FM (Port Huron) Morning Show Host Matt Markham took to the roof of Michigan Mutual Mortgage in downtown Port Huron September 16-20 to help raise $138,500 for the St. Clair County Child Abuse and Neglect Council’s during its Community Roof Sit. Markham said he went up on the roof with a suitcase with clothes, toiletries,… read more

WXYZ Holds ‘If You Give A Child A Book’ Telethon

On September 12, E.W. Scripps Broadcasting’s WXYZ and WMYD-TV (Detroit) held their annual “If You Give A Child A Book” Telethon.  The effort is part of the nationwide If You Give A Child A Book effort conducted by parent company, the E. W. Scripps Company, and the Scripps Howard Foundation.  Viewer donations were targeted to put… read more

Jackson Radio Works Hosts Free Community Career Day

On Tuesday (9/17), Jackson Radio Works’ WKHM-AM/FM and the Commonwealth Commerce Center hosted a Community Career Day from noon to 6 p.m. at the Commonwealth Commerce Center in downtown Jackson. Over 20 employers and businesses in a variety of industries as well as staffing agencies were on hand to accept resumes, possibly have on-site interviews… read more

TV Stations Seek Approval from MHSAA to Telecast/Stream High School Sports Live

The positive response to a May 2019 survey of MAB members asking if they would carry high school sports live or stream was overwhelmingly a YES. Background: The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Board of Directors established a policy decades ago that prohibits live television broadcasts of high school sporting events. With the plethora… read more

Big Rapids Radio Network Covers Three Local HS Teams This Fall

Via Big Rapids Radio Network For over 30 years, Big Rapids High School sports have been broadcast live on stations now in the Big Rapids Radio Network. For the past 15 years the football has aired on WWBR-FM (Big Rapids), the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball on WBRN-AM/FM (Big Rapids). With 4 radio stations serving… read more

WQHH Holds Annual Backpack Giveaway

For the sixth year in a row, MacDonald Broadcasting’s Power 96.5 WQHH-FM (Lansing) held its annual Backpack Giveway on August 15.  The event was held at Gier Community Center from 4 to 6 p.m. The station partnered with Communities In Schools of Michigan to give away the backpacks, filled with school supplies for students K-12th… read more

GM Student Corp from Detroit’s Central High Tours WXYZ/WMYD-TV

The GM Student Corp from Detroit’s Central High recently took a tour of WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit) and received good advice about how today’s broadcast industry works. Several on-air and behind-the-scenes employees took time out of their busy schedules to answer excellent questions from the students. The students also gave the television station staff valuable insight into… read more

WMGC ‘The Bounce’ Helps Teachers Get Ready For School

Beasley Media Group’s WMGC-FM (Detroit/105.1 The Bounce) has teamed up with Michigan Educational Credit Union to present the Teachers Supply Drive. The station will help prepare teachers to get ready for the new school year by collecting school supplies from through August 21 throughout Metro Detroit at all Michigan Educational Credit union locations. The donated… read more

IVaccinate Kicks off Immunization Campaign

By: Karole White, President/CEO Michigan Association of Broadcasters Statistics indicate that 58 percent of Michigan toddlers are not up to date on their vaccinations and only 37.7 percent of Michigan teens ages 13 to 17 are up to date on their vaccinations. The MAB Board of Directors authorized IVaccinate as their statewide Community Service Campaign… read more

iHeartMedia Detroit Crew Cycles for Make-A-Wish Foundation

This past Thursday through Saturday, iHeartMedia (Detroit) SVP/Programming and WKQI-FM Program Director Tony Travatto, Mojo In The Morning VP of Digital Impact Joey “Radio” Namou, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Ashley and iHeartMedia (Detroit) Account Executive Hassan Fawaz biked 300 miles, 100 miles a day, from Traverse City to Marshall in the single largest fundraising… read more