Category: West Michigan

Mid-West Family’s WYTZ Raises $40,000 For St. Jude

Mid-West Family’s WYTZ-FM (Bridgeman/Benton Harbor/St. Joseph) held its annual 2-day radiothon February 23-24 for St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, meeting their goal and raising a total of $40,000!  The station has been holding the annual radiothon for 17 years now. The station’s morning show host Matt Malone said, “The total amount for every year we’ve done… read more

iHeart West Michigan Raises $490,377 For Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

On December 9 and 10, iHeartMedia’s STAR 105.7 (WSRW-FM) and B-93 (WBCT-FM) aired the 22nd Annual Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Radiothon, sharing patient stories about how The Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital annual fund supports over 20 different programs like the center for child protection, the Pediatric Oncology Resource Team (P.O.R.T.), the Peter and Joan Secchia… read more

WION and Local Communities Team Together for Annual “Treasures for Troops” Project

Now in its 8th year, WION (Ionia) Radio’s “Treasures for Troops” collected items on behalf of Blue Star Mothers Chapter #188 of Ionia, Montcalm and Kent Counties and was a success! WION’s broadcast week was November 15th through 19th with broadcasts and call-ins from the Village Market of Muir, Young Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Ionia and the… read more

Scripps Media Airs ‘Hidden Bias of Good People’ on Michigan Stations

As part of its commitment to creating a better-informed world, The E.W. Scripps Company has been airing a commercial interruption-free special on its local television stations across the country to spark a national dialogue around implicit bias while advancing conversations at the local level in the 41 markets where it operates.  The stations in Michigan… read more

iHeart West Michigan Raises $95,000 for Dégagé Ministries

On February 5, iHeartMedia/West Michigan held its fourth annual “Day of Hope” on its WOOD-AM/FM and WBFX-FM (BIG 101.3), collecting $95,000 for Grand Rapids homeless shelter Dégagé Ministries. On-air personalities from the stations, broadcasted live from 5 a.m. – 6 p.m. that day, sharing stories of hope from the men and women Dégagé has served.  Due… read more

Townsquare Announces First Ever Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Townie Awards

Townsquare Kalamazoo/Battle Creek has announced its inaugural Townie Awards for 2021.  In a release, the company said they are committed to standing with local businesses, and the people who bring them to life and make them special. Local businesses have always been an integral part of the fabric of their community, and supporting these businesses… read more

WGHN/WMPA Stuffed the Bus for Christmas

On December 19, WGHN-FM/WMPA-FM/Oldies 94.9 (Grand Haven)  hosted their 8th Annual Stuff the Bus with the local Culver’s and Dean Transportation.  This year they brought the Grand Haven and Spring Lake Rotarian’s onboard as partners and were able to provide over two tons of food for the Love in Action, Salvation Army, The People’s Center… read more

Michigan Learning Channel to Launch January 4, 2021

As reported in October and following months of planning, Michigan’s public television stations, in partnership with leading educators and community leaders, are launching the Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) beginning Monday, January 4. It will be available statewide on a series of new dedicated broadcast channels. Organized by Detroit Public Television (DPTV), the network will deliver… read more

WGHN, WMPA Wrap Up Annual Coat Drive

WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM (Grand Haven), in conjunction with Pantenga’s Cleaners just wrapped up their annual coat drive.  As of press time, 759 coats have been dry-cleaned with another 400 to 500 coats waiting to be processed. After dry cleaning, all coats are being presented to the non-profit Love in Action for distribution.  The stations set… read more

WBET Raises More Than $101K for Local United Way

Super Hits 99.3 WBET-FM (Sturgis) recently held their 11th Annual St. Joseph County United Way RadioThon, raising a much needed $101,931.18 for area United Way agencies! The on-air event, usually held on the Thursday just before Memorial Day weekend, was pushed back to the Fall of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 RadioThon… read more