Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Kim Adams To Return to WDIV Weather Team

WDIV-TV (Detroit) has announced that former station Meteorologist Kim Adams will rejoin the station on August 8.  The announcement was made this past Monday (6/27) by WDIV Vice President and General Manager Bob Ellis. “We’ve been searching for someone who can serve the changing content needs of our audiences for a while now,” said Ellis…. read more

WDET Celebrates 70 Years

via Today@Wayne Walter P. Reuther, former United Auto Workers president, hoped that WDET radio would further the belief that “no group within a community can make progress except as the community moves ahead together.” Reuther articulated that vision in his April 1952 letter to David D. Henry, then-president of Wayne University, offering the UAW-owned station… read more

Michigan Learning Channel Launches their 2022 Summer Learning Program

The Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) has announced its Summer 2022 program.  The free eight-week program, which runs through August 14 encourages kids to “Learn, Do, and Explore” with literacy and math lessons, hands-on science and fitness activities, career exploration and virtual field trips. MLC can be seen on digital subchannels of all Michigan Public Broadcasting… read more

FCC Notes: Marks Stations Transferred; WMPA Sale Closes

Some items of note from the FCC files this past week include the transfer of stations owned by the late Stephen Marks were transferred to Mary Marks, as personal representative under his will. In Michigan, this includes WBKB-TV (Alpena), WBKP-TV (Calumet), WBUP-TV (Ishpeming), WHKB-FMWCCY-AM/WOLV-FM (Houghton) and WIKB-FM/WFER-AM (Iron River). Marks also owned television and radio… read more

Lansing Lugnuts Broadcaster Called Up to the Big League

Lansing Lugnuts Radio Broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler has received the call to step up, at least temporarily, to major league baseball play-by-play.  Strassler, who has been calling the Lugnut games since 2009, was called up by affiliate-team the Oakland Athletics for help with three games this past week with the Boston Red Sox. Goldberg-Strassler told WSYM-TV,… read more

Michigan Radio to Host Local Live(s), a Unique Storytelling Event

Michigan Radio has announced that they are thrilled to partner with Back Pocket Media to bring a captivating live storytelling event featuring journalists, music and community on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Local Live(s) is a show that brings together journalists and locals for a night of entertainment and conversation. It’s a national storytelling event that… read more