Category: MAPB

Nominations for 2019 MAPB Public Media Impact Awards Due June 5

There will be up to two awards given — one Professional (all professionals including volunteers working in public broadcasting) and one Donor (individuals or foundations). The recipients will be recognized at the 2019 MAB Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, August 6 at the J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids. MAPB Public Media Impact Online Nomination Form… read more

Michigan AP Elects Directors

Matt Seward, managing editor of the Cadillac News, was elected president of the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors association for 2019-20 at the group’s annual convention on April 28. Vincent Duffy, news director at Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor, was named president-elect. Also elected to the board for three-year terms were: — Director, representing Small-Market… read more

Amanda Sewell to lead Classical IPR

Interlochen Public Radio is proud to announce that Amanda Sewell will step into the role of Music Director, leading the growth and development of Interlochen Center for the Arts’ unique music service, Classical IPR. Amanda is a musicologist who received her Ph.D. from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She became involved with Interlochen… read more

WKAR’s Elkins Talks Federal Funding, ATSC 3.0, Serving the Audience

By: Russ White, MSU Today, WKAR Congratulations are in order for WKAR Public Media. Recently, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters named WKAR Michigan Public Television Station of the Year and Public Radio Group One Station of the Year for 2018. Listen to the interview here: https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wkar/audio/2019/03/susi_elkins_19.mp3 “I’m very proud of our team,” says Susi Elkins,… read more

WGVU Presents Kids Day at Air Zoo

WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids) is hosting “Kids Day at the Air Zoo” this Sunday, March 24. The fundraiser for WGVU PBS Kids programming will allow families to  visit the Kalamazoo Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum for a discounted price of just five dollars a person. PBS Kids character Daniel Tiger will be on… read more

Michigan Radio’s “Believed” Wins Prestigious Scripps Howard Award

During the live broadcast of the 66th Annual Scripps Howard Award winners on Tuesday (3/5), it was announced that Michigan Radio’s Believed podcast series has won this year’s Jack R. Howard Award for Radio/Podcast In-Depth Coverage. The Scripps Howard Foundation announced its award winners in 15 categories, honoring the best in American journalism from 2018…. read more

Peter Whorf Joins Staff of WRCJ-FM

DPTV/WRCJ-FM (Detroit) has announced that it has selected Peter Whorf to become its regular midday classical music host, beginning March 11. For the last six years, Whorf has been radio station manager at WKAR Public Media, where he oversaw the expansion of the WKAR News team, launched a number of new classical music shows and… read more

Elkins Elected to America’s Public Television Stations Board

By: Julie Sochay, WKAR Public Media Susi Elkins, director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, has been elected to the board of directors of America’s Public Television Stations (APTS). The announcement was made on February 7. Her three-year term begins Monday, February 25, 2019. APTS is a nonprofit… read more