Category: MAPB

Washington Post’s ‘The Fix’ Names Top Political Reporters in Each State: 4 Michigan Broadcasters Included

On October 27, the Washington Post’s daily 2020 political column “The Fix” announced its list of the top political reporters in each state.  Four Michigan Broadcasters, three of them public, were cited for their political reporting. “With so many local and regional news organizations struggling right now — some for their very survival — their… 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

WCMU Offers Broadcast Journalism Workshop

On October 16, WCMU Public Radio (Mt. Pleasant) held its Broadcast Journalism Workshop.  Selected students will be given a paid summer 2021 internship, in which they will produce broadcast stories for WCMU, print stories for a newspaper and web content for both. Sixteen CMU students joined the workshop both in-person and virtually for an intensive… read more

Murrow Award Winners Announced, 6 Michigan Stations Honored

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the recipients of the 2020 RTDNA National and Regional  Edward R. Murrow Awards.  Six Michigan broadcasters were honored for their excellence this year.  Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor) received five awards, including one national award this year. The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism… read more

WDET Announces Programming Changes to ‘On Point,’ Adds ‘1A’ to Schedule

WDET-FM (Detroit) has announced changes to their schedule.  The popular show On Point, produced by WBUR in Boston and broadcast every weekday on WDET and NPR stations nationwide — will now air from 10 to 11 a.m. After internal and external review with staff and listeners, WDET decided to add the show 1A to immediately… read more

WKDS License Transfer Filed

A formal application for license transfer of Kalamazoo Public School’s WKDS-FM to Western Michigan University was filed October 5 at the FCC.  This follows a meeting held April 30 when the Kalamazoo Public Schools board voted to sell the district’s radio station to Western Michigan University, who presently operate WMUK-FM. WMUK began operating the station… read more

Jacobs Media, PRPD Release Public Radio Techsurvey 2020

In partnership with the Public Radio Program Directors Association, Jacobs Media has released Public Radio Techsurvey 2020 (“PRTS”), its latest annual study exploring the ongoing digital media revolution and its impact on public radio. PRTS 2020 takes a continued look at the ever-changing media consumption behaviors of core public radio listeners, and particularly, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming… read more

Delta Broadcasting Announces New Brand, New Name: Delta College Public Media

Delta Broadcasting, based at Delta College, has announced a new brand and name:  Delta College Public Media.  The change took place in late August to better align its stations as a service of Delta College. The name of the TV station (WDCQ-TV), formerly Q-TV, is now Delta College Public Media. The radio station (WUCX-FM), formerly… read more

WKAR Presents COVID Diaries: On the Front Line | American Portrait

On October 1 at 10 p.m., WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) will present “COVID Diaries: On the Front Line,” a WKAR original special produced as part of the PBS American Portrait project. Produced under social distancing and other health and safety guidelines required during a pandemic, the story is told through video captured remotely through… read more

WKAR Teams Up with MSU’s College of Engineering for Mask Video

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has collaborated with Michigan State University’s College of Engineering to produce a video showing the effectiveness of wearing a mask during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Entitled “Display it, don’t spray it,” the video features Dr. Rob Stephenson, science educator and Emmy-award winning host of WKAR’s Curious Crew, along with high-resolution, slow-motion… read more