Category: Connecting to Local Communities

Mojo in the Morning Kicks off the “Breaking and Entering Christmas Wish”

iHeartMedia WKQI-FM (Detroit) morning personality Mojo has kicked off “Mojo’s Breaking and Entering Christmas Wish” again for 2019 in an effort to provide Christmas for those in need.  This will be the 16th year of the campaign. According to the station website, Mojo was inspired by a morning show in another city that began this… read more

Radio First Hosts Cops & Jocks Spaghetti Dinner

On October 22, Liggett Communications/Radio First’s Port Huron radio stations, together with the Port Huron Police Department, hosted the annual Cops & Jocks Spaghetti Dinner.  The fundraiser supports the  local C.A.P.T.U.R.E. Program. The general public was invited to have a dinner served by either Port Huron Police or an on-air talent from Radio First’s WPHM-AM/WBTI-FM/WSAQ-FM/WHLS-AM/WHLX-AM…. read more

WDET Wins 2019 Local The Works Contest

Public radio station WDET-FM (Detroit) has received a $5000 prize as winner in the 2019 Local That Works contest, for a project that tells stories of the region’s communities through audio and photography.  Since 2014, “Framed by WDET” has featured 10 communities, presenting images and audio stories in art exhibitions and community spaces. The annual Local… read more

iHeartMedia’s WMXD-FM Presents 20th Annual Sista Strut Cancer Walk

This past Saturday, October 19, iHeartMedia’s WMXD-FM (Detroit ) presented the 20th Annual Sista Strut Cancer Walk.  The event is held to increase awareness to the benefits of breast cancer screenings and other breast cancer resources in the African American community. PD Cheron Sanders said, “We hope our 20th Annual Sista Strut event will help… read more

WWTV/WWUP, WTCM Host JobFest 2.0

On October 8, Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) and Midwestern Broadcasting’s WTCM-AM/FM (Traverse City) teamed together to present JobFest 2.0 at the Park Place Hotel and Convention Center in Traverse City.  The event was held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  More than 20 employers were on hand to meet potential employees. This is the second… read more

WION Gears Up for Annual “Treasures for Troops” Campaign

WION Radio (Ionia) and its many partners will host and broadcast from the 6th annual “Treasures for Troops” campaign, November 11th through 15th. Drop off locations will be available in Ionia, Saranac, Muir, Lowell and Lake Odessa. WION will be broadcasting from a different hosting location each day. “Treasures for Troops” will be powered again… read more

WDVD Raises over $60,000 for Detroit Dog Rescue

On October 4, Cumulus Media’s WDVD-FM (Detroit) held its second annual Radiothon for Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR), Detroit’s only no-kill dog foster and adoption shelter.  A total of $61,668 was raised. The Blaine Fowler Morning Show, along with the entire 96.3 WDVD air staff, were broadcasting live from the Orchard Mall.  Money raised was to… read more

WCSY-FM Begins Project Personal Care

This week, October 10-12, Midwest Family Broadcasting’s WCSY-FM (South Haven-Benton Harbor-Saint Joseph) is holding its annual Project Personal Care, a drive to collect items for those in need, but not the usual canned goods. Operations Director Paul Layendecker says about the drive, “Things that we take for granted are what we’re collecting: Toilet paper, paper… read more

Entercom’s WOMC Raises Nearly $180k with “Turn Up the Miracles” Radiothon

On October 10, WOMC-FM (Detroit) held its annual “Turn Up The Miracles” Radiothon to benefit Children’s Miracle Hospital and raised a total of $178,886.00! The 13-hour broadcast from the South Tower Concourse of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak was anchored by station personalities Stephen Clark, JoAnne Purtan, Jim Johnson and Beau Daniels, joined by special… read more

WOLV-FM Helps Pack the Theatre for Omega House Fundraiser

By: Kevin Ericson, Operations Director, Houghton Community Broadcasting A full house grooved to Paul McCartney’s biggest hits at the Calumet Theatre this past weekend to raise money for hospice services and 97.7, The Wolf (WOLV-FM/Houghton), led a three-month push to make sure every seat was sold. It’s the second time the Omega House has brought… read more