Category: Awards

PMJA Honors for Michigan Public Radio Stations

On June 24, at its 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony, the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) announced the stations that will be receiving PMJA awards for work done in calendar year 2020.  Four Michigan radio stations are award recipients. In Division A, WDET-FM (Detroit) won two first-place awards.  First was in the Arts Feature category for… read more

WMMI/WCZY Receives Congressional Recognition

Latitude Media’s WMMI-AM/WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant) has received Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman John Moolenaar, in honor of receiving the 2020 Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award.  Moolenaar wrote that “under the leadership of Laurie and Bob Peters these two stations have continued to grow, providing quality entertainment and pertinent information to area residents. … read more

Regional Emmy Winners Announced

On June 19, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)/Michigan presented the 43rd Annual Regional EMMY® Awards. The ceremonies were held virtually. Public stations winning in various categories include WCMU-TV, WKAR-TV and WTVS-TV.  Commercial stations receiving awards in various categories include WDIV-TV, WEYI-TV, WJBK-TV, WJRT-TV, WNEM-TV, WOOD-TV, WWTV/WWUP-TV, WXMI-TV, WXYZ-TV and WZZM-TV. Three… read more

NAB’s Service to America Award Special Offered to Stations

For the second year, The Celebration of Service to America Awards will return as a broadcast radio and television special to premiere on July 10, 2021, at 7 p.m. ET. In partnership with Trailer Park Group, Disney Media Networks and Nielsen, the NAB Leadership Foundation will provide a broadcast-quality pre-recorded special showcasing excellence in community… read more

Cadillac-Based TV Network NewsNet Wins National Award

NewsNet, America’s first 24/7 news headline diginet, was recognized last week for its exceptional news promotion efforts at this year’s national Broadcast Production Awards. The network, which is based in Cadillac but broadcasts over-the-air in more than 50 markets across the country, was awarded for the “Best Promotional Spot for News or Sports” for its… read more

Marconi Radio Awards Entries Window Closes May 31

Marconi Radio Award entries are currently being accepted until May 31. Each year, the Marconi Radio Awards give NAB member stations the opportunity to receive national recognition for overall excellence and performance in radio. Stations and on-air personalities may nominate themselves in the categories of “Station of the Year by Market Size,” “Station of the… read more

6 Public, 13 Commercial Stations Nominated in 43rd Annual Regional EMMY® Nominations

19 Michigan Television stations, both public and commercial, along with cable networks, ad agencies and production houses throughout the state have received nominations for this year’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)/Michigan 43rd Annual Regional EMMY® Awards. The nominations were announced May 19 on Facebook Live.  Award ceremonies will be held virtually on… read more

Michigan Radio, WDET, WCMU, WMUK, WOOD and WXYZ Win Regional Murrow Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the recipients of the 2021 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.  Six Michigan broadcasters won a total of 11 awards in Region 7, which is shared with Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.  Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession… read more

Winners Announced in 2020 MAPME Broadcast Contest

The annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition has announced their winners in the 2020 Michigan APME awards. In the broadcast category, General Excellence awards for 2020 went to WLNS-TV (Lansing); WDET-FM (Detroit) and WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing). Michigan’s APME’s “Rising Star” broadcast award went to Angeline McCall of WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids). The Kalamazoo Gazette… read more

WDIV’s Larry Spruill Honored among Michigan Chronicle’s ’40 Under Forty’

On April 1, the Michigan Chronicle honored 40 professionals who inspired others through vision and leadership, exceptional achievements and community service participation.  WDIV-TV (Detroit) reporter Larry Spruill, was one of those recognized during the virtual ceremony. Spruill was nominated because of his extensive coverage during the George Floyd Protests in the summer of 2020 as… read more