Category: Broadcasting Industry News

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

WXYT-AM Becomes “1270 The Bet”

Previously airing on three Audacy-owned stations around the country, the company has expanded its Sports Betting “BetQL Network” to seven additional stations, including WXYT-AM in Detroit.  The network debuted on June 21. The company will also plan to distribute the network via affiliate opportunities with additional network providers. Details to be announced in the coming… read more

Casey Jones named WOOD-TV Community Affairs Director

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) morning news anchor, Casey Jones, has been announced as WOOD-TV’s Community Affairs Director after six years anchoring West Michigan’s leading morning news program. “I truly cannot think of anyone more enthusiastic, passionate and with a heart for serving our community than Casey. His amazing and humanistic approach to storytelling stands out in… read more

Fire Destroys WOOD-FM Transmitter

iHeartMedia’s WOOD-FM (Muskegon/Grand Rapids) was knocked off the air temporarily due to a fire at the station’s transmitter site on June 20.  This occurred during a weather system that brought two lines of severe thunderstorms to Michigan that resulting in a tornado sighting, downed trees and structural damage.  The fire was reportedly set by the… 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

WDET Announces ‘Artist Next Door’ Initiative

Six Southeast Michigan artists have been selected by a jury of artists and journalists to demonstrate their art, heritage and culture through an innovative program, The Artist Next Door, hosted by WDET-FM (Detroit) and made possible by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The artists representing mixed media, painting,… read more

Townsquare Names Mary Fork at Market President/CRO for Southwestern Michigan

Townsquare Media Inc. announced June 15 that Mary Fork has been appointed as Market President/Chief Revenue Officer for Southwest Michigan, leading its “Digital First” strategy and driving strategic multi-platform sales and content initiatives across the region, which includes Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. Mary spent nearly the last decade leading teams for Comcast/Effective throughout Southeast Michigan…. read more