Category: Flint & Tri-Cities

8 Community Newspapers Welcome WCMU Michigan News Group Interns

After a two-week training period at WCMU Public Media in Mount Pleasant, eight students began their first day at community newspapers across central and northern Michigan Tuesday (6/1). The Summer 2021 class of Michigan News Group interns are part of an innovative internship program that trains young journalists in their craft and enhances local journalism… read more

WSGW Named Service to America Award Finalist

The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation announced its finalists for the 2021 Celebration of Service to America Awards on Thursday (4/49); included among the list was Michigan’s WSGW-AM (Saginaw) in the Radio – Medium Market category. WSGW was selected for its 50 hours of airtime devoted to flood relief following the failure of the… read more

WCFX to Present Drive-Through Easter Event

On Saturday, April 3, Grenax Broadcasting’s WCFX-FM (Clare/Mt. Pleasant) will host the Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation Great Egg Rec N’ Ramble, a drive-thru Easter event for community members to enjoy. The event is presented by Graff Mt. Pleasant and takes place from 1-4 p.m. Community members can drive to different locations to get goodie bags… read more

WRSR Raises Over $64K for Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

Krol Communication’s WRSR-FM (Flint) held its annual “Fox Feeding Frenzy” on February 26 and raised an incredible $64,662.74 for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.  The 12-hour Radiothon was held on-air and on Facebook Live. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan provides food and water for its 415 partner agencies in 22 counties across Michigan. … read more

WCMU Hosts Conversation on ‘COVID Virus & Vaccines’

On January 19, WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) hosted a virtual conversation, “WCMU Pop-Up: COVID Virus & Vaccines,” an insight on how local Michigan communities are controlling COVID-19 and keeping their communities safe. According to a press release from WCMU Public Media, new data about how the spread was impacted by the holiday season will… read more

WMJO’S “SANTA JOE” Delivers Over 1,000 Toys to Two Saginaw Hospitals 

The pandemic did not stop MacDonald Broadcasting’s SANTA JOE from delivering boxes and bags of toys to kids spending their holiday week in the Hospital … and beyond Christmas.  The toys are “gifted” to children who are hospitalized throughout the year. 97.3 JOE FM’s 7th Annual SANTA JOE promotion began in mid-January, asking listeners to… read more

Michigan Learning Channel to Launch January 4, 2021

As reported in October and following months of planning, Michigan’s public television stations, in partnership with leading educators and community leaders, are launching the Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) beginning Monday, January 4. It will be available statewide on a series of new dedicated broadcast channels. Organized by Detroit Public Television (DPTV), the network will deliver… read more

Alpha Media Saginaw Raises $50K With Sharing Hope Radiothon

Alpha Media stations in Saginaw, lead by WGSW-AM/FM, held their 5th Annual Sharing Hope Radiothon on December 16, raising $50,100 in the 12 hour broadcast, exceeding the original goal of $40,000 and surpassing last year’s total of $47,190. The goal for this year was lowered over concern about the impact the pandemic imposed. However, listeners,… read more

6th Annual Mildred Gaddis ‘Bed in a Bag’ Radiothon A Huge Success

Beasley Media Group Detroit has announced that WDMK-FM (Detroit) Weekend On Air Host Mildred Gaddis teamed up with McDonald’s, UAW and The EMG Foundation to present the 2020 Drive-Thru Bed in a Bag Radiothon to raise over $40,000 to provide sleeping bags for the homeless. The two-hour event was held at the McDonalds located at… read more

WCMU Teams with Newspaper to Present Virtual Town Hall

On November 17, WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) will team with the Midland Daily News to present a town hall with Midland County’s top health officials as our guests to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. Fred Yanoski, director/health officer for Midland County Department of Public Heath, and Dr. Catherine Bodnar, medical director for Midland County Department… read more