Category: Connecting to Local Communities

Houghton Community Broadcasting Brings Hockeytown to its Hockeyville Listeners

Via Kevin Ericson, Houghton Community Broadcasting Houghton Community Broadcasting brought Hockeytown to its Hockeyville listeners last week. The Calumet Colosseum was selected to host the 2019 Kraft Hockeyville USA game in the spring and was given the honor of being the center of the National Hockey League for a contest between the Stanley Cup Champion… read more

WWMT Gets Behind Share The Warmth Coat Drive

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo) is partnering with local businesses for the Salvation Army of Kalamazoo’s annual Share the Warmth coat drive. The project runs the entire month of October with the goal of providing hundreds of area children new coats for the winter. “No one in Kalamazoo should be without a coat this winter,”… read more

WJRT, WIOG Partner for Coats for Kids

WJRT-TV (Flint) and WIOG-FM (Bay City-Saginaw-Flint) have joined together to support the Salvation Army for the 33rd Annual Coats for Kids campaign. The collection began this Tuesday and will continue for five weeks until November 8. Last year, more than 800 children benefited from the annual coat and winter gear drive. The Salvation Army anticipates… read more

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