Category: West Michigan

Scripps Media Airs ‘Hidden Bias of Good People’ on Michigan Stations

As part of its commitment to creating a better-informed world, The E.W. Scripps Company has been airing a commercial interruption-free special on its local television stations across the country to spark a national dialogue around implicit bias while advancing conversations at the local level in the 41 markets where it operates.  The stations in Michigan… read more

iHeart West Michigan Raises $95,000 for Dégagé Ministries

On February 5, iHeartMedia/West Michigan held its fourth annual “Day of Hope” on its WOOD-AM/FM and WBFX-FM (BIG 101.3), collecting $95,000 for Grand Rapids homeless shelter Dégagé Ministries. On-air personalities from the stations, broadcasted live from 5 a.m. – 6 p.m. that day, sharing stories of hope from the men and women Dégagé has served.  Due… read more

Townsquare Announces First Ever Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Townie Awards

Townsquare Kalamazoo/Battle Creek has announced its inaugural Townie Awards for 2021.  In a release, the company said they are committed to standing with local businesses, and the people who bring them to life and make them special. Local businesses have always been an integral part of the fabric of their community, and supporting these businesses… read more

WGHN/WMPA Stuffed the Bus for Christmas

On December 19, WGHN-FM/WMPA-FM/Oldies 94.9 (Grand Haven)  hosted their 8th Annual Stuff the Bus with the local Culver’s and Dean Transportation.  This year they brought the Grand Haven and Spring Lake Rotarian’s onboard as partners and were able to provide over two tons of food for the Love in Action, Salvation Army, The People’s Center… 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

iHeart’s WSRW, WBCT Broadcast Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital’s 21st Annual Radioton

On December 10 and 11, two of Grand Rapid’s largest radio station’s – iHeartMedia’s STAR 105.7 (WSRW-FM) and B-93 (WBCT-FM) – broadcast the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital’s 21st Annual Radioton, sharing patient stories about how listeners’ The Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital annual fund supports over 20 different programs like the center for child protection, the… read more

WGHN, WMPA Wrap Up Annual Coat Drive

WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM (Grand Haven), in conjunction with Pantenga’s Cleaners just wrapped up their annual coat drive.  As of press time, 759 coats have been dry-cleaned with another 400 to 500 coats waiting to be processed. After dry cleaning, all coats are being presented to the non-profit Love in Action for distribution.  The stations set… read more

WBET Raises More Than $101K for Local United Way

Super Hits 99.3 WBET-FM (Sturgis) recently held their 11th Annual St. Joseph County United Way RadioThon, raising a much needed $101,931.18 for area United Way agencies! The on-air event, usually held on the Thursday just before Memorial Day weekend, was pushed back to the Fall of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 RadioThon… read more

Public Television Stations Partner with Michigan Educators to Build New Statewide Learning Service

Michigan Learning Channel to provide instructional content to support the work of teachers and parents through universally available platforms Michigan’s public television stations, in partnership with leading educators and community leaders, have announced the creation of the Michigan Learning Channel. Organized by Detroit Public TV, the network will deliver instructional content programming to students, parents… read more

WKZO Airs State District 61 Candidate Debate

On October 16, Midwest Communication’s WKZO-AM/FM (Kalamazoo) aired a live debate between candidates vying for the Michigan House District 61 seat.  WKZO’s Ken Lanphear and Jeana Gondek moderated the debate between Democratic candidate and Kalamazoo County Commissioner Christine Morse and Republican candidate Bronwyn Haltom, who discussed various issues concerning Michigan residents. Both are campaigning for… read more