Category: MAPB

Michigan Radio’s Tracy Samilton Wins Personal Finance Reporting Award

via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio On August 15, The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) announced that Michigan Radio’s Tracy Samilton is the winner of the 2019 Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award in the Radio category. Samilton’s story, “Why the Funeral Rule is one of the… read more

MAPB Honors Linda Yohn, Thomas C. Jones with 2019 Public Media Impact Awards

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) presented its 2019 Public Media Impact Awards on Tuesday, August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. The MAPB presents Public Media Impact Awards to professionals and donors for their contribution to public broadcasting in Michigan. The awards are given to recognize outstanding individuals involved in public… read more

StoryCorps to Begin Recording Interviews with Residents of Flint on August 6

StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Flint from August 6 to September 6 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected over 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collections of human voices ever recorded. The… read more

Detroit Public Television Receives 2019 Governor’s Service Award

On July 26, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Detroit Public TV (DPTV) as the winner of a 2019 Governor’s Service Award as an Education Service Leader for its work in early childhood education, providing parents, educators and other caregivers with the skills and resources they need to prepare children for school and life. Gov. Whitmer and… read more

WDET Hires Civic Reporter to Cover City Meetings with Detroit Documenters

WDET-FM, Detroit’s public radio station, has announced the hiring of Eleanore Catolico as Civic Reporter, working with Citizen Detroit, Outlier Media and WDET’s Detroit Documenters program to report on public meetings and related city activity. The Documenters program recruits area residents to attend meetings and take notes on matters of public interest. The program trains… read more

WDET’s Michelle Srbinovich Leaving to Join New Journalism Venture

After a decade at Detroit’s public radio station, WDET General Manager Michelle Srbinovich has resigned and accepted a position with the American Journalism Project (AJP). Srbinovich’s last day at WDET will be July 12. “It’s been an absolute honor to serve as the leader of this critically important public institution, a role that I was… read more

Bruce Turner Retires from WNMU-TV

After 56 years on the job, WNMU-TV (Marquette) Station Manager Bruce Turner has retired.  A retirement party was held June 28 in Marquette.  Among those attending were MAB CEO/President Karole White and State Senator Ed McBroom (R-38), who presented Turner with a legislative tribute for his good work in the Upper Peninsula. During his time… read more

Michigan Radio Supporter Thomas Jones, Retired WEMU Music Director Linda Yohn  Honored With Public Media Impact Awards

-The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) is pleased to announce its 2019 Public Media Impact Awards. Thomas Jones and Linda Yohn will be honored August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids as part of the MAB’s annual Summer Conference. Thomas Jones,  Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor) Thomas Jones has been an exceptional supporter of… read more