Category: July 2022

WYCD/Detroit Ups Josh Holleman to Assistant Brand Manager

Audacy has elevated Josh Holleman to Assistant Brand Manager of WYCD-FM (Detroit). Holleman will continue in his role as morning show co-host for the station. “We couldn’t be happier to add Assistant Brand Manager stripes to Josh Holleman here at WYCD,” said Tim Roberts, Country Format Vice President, Audacy. “Josh has demonstrated his leadership on… read more

WKAR’s Megan Schellong Accepted to National New Voices Program

Megan Schellong, WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing) Morning Edition local host and producer, has been selected by AIR (Association of Independents in Radio) to join their 2022 class of New Voices. Since 2009, the New Voices program has been working to pair industry leaders with underrepresented and early-career media makers to connect, reflect and engage on their… read more

Classical IPR Welcomes First-Ever Digital Content Manager

Interlochen Public Radio’s “Classical IPR” recently welcomed its first-ever digital content manager to the station staff. Kacie Brown comes to northern Michigan after having completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in music performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Brown also holds a journalism certificate from Indiana University’s The Media School. “The musical community Classical… read more

Looking at Legislative Proposals that Would Allow Broadcasters to Accept Marijuana Advertising

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP As more and more states revise their laws to decriminalize or legalize marijuana use (for medical and recreational purposes), and more and more cannabis businesses in those states begin operations, broadcasters have been looking to provide their advertising services to these new companies.  But, as we’ve written before… read more

WLEN, WSGW and WYCD Finalists in 2022 NAB Marconi Awards

Three Michigan stations are finalists for this year’s NAB Marconi Radio Awards! Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) has been nominated as a Legendary Station of the Year, alongside radio stations from San Francisco, Dallas, Phoenix and Knoxville. Additionally, WLEN’s Julie Koehn has also been nominated as a Legendary Radio Manager of the Year. Under Koehn’s leadership,… read more

Kennan Oliphant Named News Director of WXYZ & WMYD

Kennan Oliphant has been named news director of the E.W. Scripps’ WXYZ & WMYD (Detroit). Oliphant has been serving as the interim news director and prior to that was the assistant news director. “Kennan has demonstrated incredible leadership at WXYZ and throughout his career at Scripps. He is a well-respected journalist committed to making the community… read more

Next Best Thing Technology Tour Coming to Michigan in August

The 2022 “Next Best Thing” Media Tour, hosted by Broadcasters General Store and Second Opinion Communications will be visiting Michigan August 17-19 with stops in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit. The tour brings the best and new innovative technologies in broadcasting and will feature products from over 25 companies and will showcase the new NBT… read more