Category: MAPB

WDET Fires Up New Transmitter

Wayne State University’s WDET-FM (Detroit) has announced that it has put their new replacement transmitter on the air this past Tuesday (10/19).  The station reported earlier this year that both its 21-year-old transmitter had failed and its 34-year-old back-up transmitter was having severe issues, compromising sound quality and endangering broadcast continuity. WDET knew the equipment… read more

Jacobs Media & PRPD Release Public Radio Techsurvey 2021

In partnership with the Public Radio Program Directors Association, Bingham Farms-based Jacobs Media has released Public Radio Techsurvey 2021 (“PRTS”), its latest annual study exploring the ongoing digital media revolution and its impact on public radio. In last year’s PRTS study, there was a dramatic shift in listening patterns due to the pandemic and summer… read more

Earlene McMichael to Leave WMUK

Western Michigan University’s WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) announced that veteran journalist and local Morning Edition host Earlene McMichael is leaving the station after a 9-year run.  McMichael will be joining Kalamazoo Valley Community College as its Marketing Project Manager, effective November 1, where she will apply her journalistic skills to publications, social media and much more. Over… read more

WGVU Cool Teacher Returns

WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids) has announced the return of its Cool Teacher contest, saying even though school may still look a bit different this year, learning and fun are still happening in classrooms across West and Southwest Michigan. The station has hosted the contest for 20+ years and the contest highlights dedicated, creative and… read more

Michigan Radio Receives Grant to Expand Criminal Justice Reporting

Michigan Radio has received a grant from the Public Welfare Foundation to expand the station’s criminal justice reporting. This will allow the station to do more reporting surrounding youth and adult criminal justice issues in Michigan. The public often does not have insight into how the criminal justice system operates or how public dollars are… read more

Michigan Learning Channel Presents Statewide “Return to School” Townhall

On September 8, the Michigan Learning Channel, Detroit Public Television and the COVID313 Coalition presented “Michigan’s Great Return to School Statewide Town Hall.”  The 90-minute virtual live event was presented on Facebook along with the Michigan Learning Channel and DPTV’s One Detroit websites.  The program featured discussion, guidance and resources to help make this a… read more