Category: Connecting to Local Communities

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

WLNS Holds 11th Annual Day of Giving

On December 6, Nexstar Broadcasting’s WLNS-TV (Lansing) held it’s the 11th annual Day of Giving, collecting non-perishable items like cereal and canned soup. All donations went to help those who are struggling in our community.  WLNS crew members accepted donations throughout the day at the station’s Lansing studios as well as Consumers Energy Headquarters in… read more

WKHM Raises Over $10K For Local Toys For Tots

Jackson Radio Works’ K-105.3 (WKHM-FM) and NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM (WKHM-AM) hosted their annual joint toy drive to benefit their local chapter of Toys for Tots on Thursday, December 6th from 6 – 10a.m. Toys for Tots is an organization run by the United States Marine Corps which distributes toys to families who cannot afford them for… read more

Warm Hearts, Warm Homes Returns to WCMU

WCMU Public Radio has launched its fifth annual Warm Hearts, Warm Homes campaign to fuel home-heating assistance across central and northern Michigan. An important collaboration continues with Consumers Energy, Isabella Bank and WCMU Public Radio listeners. Through this season of giving, WCMU listeners will support their community two-fold with access to quality public radio programming,… read more

WLUC, WDBC, WYKX Team Up For Annual Can-a-thon

WLUC-TV (Marquette) teamed up with WDBC-AM/WYKX-FM (Escanaba) for their annual Can-a-thon drive.  Collections took place at four locations in the Gladstone and Escanaba areas. While officials don’t have any final numbers at this point they are saying that thanks to the generosity of area residents and the efforts of dozens of volunteers, it appears that the… read more

WDVD’s Blaine Fowler Morning Show Hosts Radiothon For Detroit Dog Rescue

On November 16, WDVD-FM (Detroit) and its Blaine Fowler Morning Show hosted a 13-hour radiothon to raise money for Detroit Dog Rescue, a no-kill shelter and adoption center for abandoned, abused or orphaned dogs.  The event was held on the Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield Township from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. An online auction… read more

WCZY/WMMI Mt. Pleasant Fills a Mayflower!

Latitude Media’s WCZY-FM/WMMI-AM/FM (Mt. Pleasant) filled a Mayflower moving van November 16, raising over 4,800 non-perishable food items and close to a record of $8,000 in  donations, surpassing what the station raised in 2017. “The magic continues to be made and we love our community for their love,” said Latitude Media Owner/GM Bob Peters. “United… read more