Category: MAPB

Michigan Radio Wins Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for “Believed”; April Baer Joins Station as Stateside Host

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism announced December 11 that Michigan Radio is a winner of a 2020 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for the station’s podcast series, Believed. This marks the second time Michigan Radio has been the recipient of this prestigious award, the first being in 2017 for Not Safe to Drink, a… 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

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

Michigan Radio Named Recipient of Google News Innovation Challenge

Google News Initiative (GNI) announced that Michigan Radio (WUOM-FM/WFUM-FM/WVGR-FM)(Ann Arbor) has been named a 2019 recipient of their first NorthAmerica Innovation Challenge, an international program that funds projects bringing new ideas into the news industry. The Google News Initiative is a global effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in a… read more

Fred Remley, Former WUOM Intern, UM Media Faculty Member, Dies at 90

via Frederick M. Remley, age 90, died peacefully at his home in Ann Arbor on October 22, 2019. Fred had enjoyed a lifelong career in radio and television at the University of Michigan. He was also a leader in international video standardization efforts, and in the production and distribution of educational television programming that… read more

4 Michigan Stations Finalists in 2019 NETA Awards

The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) has released its list of finalists for the 2019 NETA Awards. Each year, the NETA Awards honor public television’s best work in education, community engagement, marketing/communications and content. Four Michigan public television stations are up for a total of seven awards. “We are excited to kick off the NETA… read more

WDET Wins 2019 Local The Works Contest

Public radio station WDET-FM (Detroit) has received a $5000 prize as winner in the 2019 Local That Works contest, for a project that tells stories of the region’s communities through audio and photography.  Since 2014, “Framed by WDET” has featured 10 communities, presenting images and audio stories in art exhibitions and community spaces. The annual Local… read more

WKAR Produces Food Science Series for PBS Digital

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has announced that its new digital series “Serving Up Science” is being featured by PBS on their digital platforms.  The series is hosted by Michigan State University (MSU) science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum.  The program answers questions like “Farmed or Wild?” “Why does cheese stink?” and “Why should meat rest?”  PBS… read more

WCMU Debuts Environmental Documentary

On October 16, WCMU Public Television (Mt. Pleasant) debuted a new hour-long documentary exploring the critical relationship between coastal wetlands and the quality of the Great Lakes. “Linking Land and Lakes: Protecting the Great Lakes’ Coastal Wetlands” chronicles the work of 15 universities and government agencies as scientists collect data to help restore an ecosystem… read more