Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WIOG Raises $42,700 with Covenant Kids Radiothon

Cumulus Media’s WIOG-FM (Saginaw) teamed up with Covenant Kids for the WIOG Covenant Kids Radiothon February 14-15, raising over $42,000 for the cause.  The special two day Radiothon was held 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. During the broadcast, the station shared stories of some amazing Covenant Kids and their Families.  Covenant Healthcare serves babies… read more

70k for St. Jude from WNWN Listeners

Midwest Communication’s WNWN-FM (Battle Creek/Kalamazoo)(WIN 98.5) held their 2019 St. Jude “Country Cares For Kids” Radiothon February 14-15, raising a total of $70,140.00, contributed by station listeners.  This exceeds last year’s total of $67,010.00. Afternoon personality “Wild” Bill Lewis said, “Our listeners are simply the best. We ask, and they always deliver, especially when it… read more

WWJ-AM Hosts 16th Annual THAW Radiothon

On February 8, Entercom’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) held its 16th Annual Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund.  This year’s goal was to raise $1.5 million in emergency energy assistance funding.  And, that goal was achieved! Aside from one-time contributions, the station also encouraged listeners to become a Winter Survival Radiothon Hero for Heat… read more

WLEN Hosts 25th Annual Radio Auction for Kiwanis Club

This Saturday (2/9), Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) will host The Kiwanis Club of Adrian’s Annual Radio Auction from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The 25th annual auction features hundreds of items up for bid, broadcast live over the radio. Community members are encouraged to tune in to the station and call to bid on new… read more

WXYZ/WMYD Raises $18K For Metro Detroit Kids

Scripps Media (Detroit) celebrated National Reading Day on January 23 by presenting a check to the United Way of Southeastern Michigan for $18,768 to provide age-appropriate books for children.  The money provided more than 7,500 books that will be used at United Way’s family facilities. The money was raised by WXYZ-TV and WMYD-TV employees, along… read more

WTCM Takes Honors In Red Kettle Challenge

Midwestern Broadcasting’s WTCM-FM and WJZQ-FM (Traverse City) held some friendly competition on December 14.  WTCM’s Mike & Christal in the Morning, along with Joel Franck, have challenged Ron & Rehmer of sister station WJZQ (Z93) to see which radio station can raise the most money for the Salvation Army. Who took home the bragging rights? … read more

Saginaw Station Cluster Exceeds Goal To Help Homeless

Alpha Media’s five stations in Saginaw, Michigan raised $46,242 for homeless shelters during a 12-hour Radiothon on December 19, exceeding their goal of $45,000. Dan Streeter, CEO for Rescue Ministries of Mid Michigan, said the money will provide 1,541 nights of shelter and care for homeless individuals. The average cost of providing housing, food and… read more

WILX-TV Anchors Compete Ringing Salvation Army Bells

On December 14, Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) News Anchors David Andrews and Ann Emmerich, along with Mallory Anderson and Barrett Tryon, rang the bells for the Salvation Army Kettle Drive.  Andrews and Emmerich will be hosting on Salvation Army kettle, with Anderson and Tryon a second, and it was a friendly round of competition between… read more