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WCZY/WMMI Record Year with ‘Fill-a-Mayflower’

Latitude Media’s WCZY-FM/WMMI-AM (Mt. Pleasant) held their annual “Fill a Mayflower” drive on November 22, raising a record number of non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations to be given to area food pantries.  The event began at 6 a.m. and continued through 6 p.m. In an article posted in the Morning Sun, station… read more

Entercom Unveils New Programming Lineup for WWJ News Radio 950

On December 2, Entercom’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) announced that the station will pair celebrated journalists and on-air hosts Jackie Paige and Jason Scott as their new afternoon drive team, effective December 9. Paige and Scott will be heard on air, weekdays from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Subsequently, on-air host Brooke Allen will continue to keep listeners… read more

WCMU Raises $65K with ‘Warm Hearts, Warm Homes’

WCMU Public Radio (Mt. Pleasant) has announced that its sixth annual Warm Hearts, Warm Homes campaign raised $65,000 during the month of November.  The campaign provides home-heating assistance programs across central and northern Michigan.  When a listener donates to WCMU during Warm Hearts, Warm Homes campaign, they trigger matching funds from Consumers Energy and Isabella… read more

WXYZ/WMYD, Scripps Howard Foundation Award Grants to Detroit Area Non-Profits

WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit) VP & General Manager Mike Murri and Editorial Director Chuck Stokes recently presented Bob Scripps Community Grants from the Scripps Howard Foundation to five local non-profits. Leaders of the Judson Center, Rainbow Connection, Winning Futures, the American Human Rights Council and the Detroit Goodfellows accepted the grant awards for their extraordinary organziations that… read more

Michigan Radio Selected as Report for America Host Newsroom

Michigan Radio (WUOM-FM/WFUM-FM/WVGR-FM-Ann Arbor) has been selected as a host newsroom by Report for America. As part of this initiative, Michigan Radio will hire a new reporter who will focus on coverage of mental health care in Michigan. A recent study found nearly 670,000 Michiganders with mental illness and more than 500,000 with a substance… read more

Radio Results Network Acquires Radioactive Stations in U.P.

Its been announced that Armada Media’s AMC Partners Escanaba, LLC (Radio Results Network) is acquiring four stations from Randy Michaels’ Radioactive, LLC.  The deal was filed with the FCC on November 27. Radio Results has been operating the stations since 2016 under a local marketing agreement.  The stations include WUPZ-FM (Chocolay Township/Marquette), WUPT-FM (Gwinn/Marquette), WUPF-FM… read more

CMU Broadcaster Don Chiodo Dies Following Traffic Accident

The MAB has learned that Central Michigan University football and men’s basketball broadcaster Don Chiodo died  Wednesday, December 4, from injuries he suffered in a traffic accident that same day. The 1990 graduate of CMU joined the football broadcasts in 1996 and eventually became the play-by-play voice in 2010. Chiodo had been calling men’s basketball… read more

Lisa Rodman-Rose named Program Director for WHMI

Krol Communications President Rod Krol announced this week that WHMI-FM  (Howell/Brighton) has brought on Lisa Rodman-Rose to serve as Program Director. Lisa spent over 15 years at CBS/Viacom Radio, where she handled programming duties for WYCD and WDRQ. She also made radio stops in Cleveland and her hometown of New Orleans. Her background also includes… read more

Budget Deal Close in Lansing

Press reports indicate that the Michigan House and Senate started to finalize a budget deal Wednesday in which the GOP-led Legislature reversed some of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s vetoes.  In return, the governor has received some of her priorities. This would end a two-month impasse over the state budget for the fiscal year that began… read more