Category: December 2020

NAB Says 2021 State Leadership Conference will be Virtual

The National Association of Broadcasters has announced its annual State Leadership Conference, which typically brings hundreds of broadcasters to Washington to swarm the offices of their local members of Congress, will take place in a virtual format in 2021. The decision was not unexpected, according to a recent report in InsideRadio. The halls of Capitol… read more

WDET Launches Season 3 of ‘Created Equal’ Podcast

WDET-FM (Detroit) has announced the debut of Season 3 of its podcast series Created Equal. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson in one-on-one interviews that were recorded throughout 2020, “Created Equal” pulls apart the strings of inequality that run through the American experience. Each episode explores the question — How did we arrive at… read more

Entercom’s WOMC Raises $326K for Children’s Miracle Network

On November 19, WOMC-FM (Detroit) hosted its third annual Radiothon to benefit Beaumont Children’s Hospital/Children’s Miracle Network.  This year the effort raised nearly $326000!  Anchoring the 12-hour broadcast were station personalities JoAnne Purtan, Jim Johnson, Beau Daniels and Aricka McCauly. Stories of local patients and families treated at Beaumont Children’s were featured throughout the day…. read more

Townsquare’s WFGR Hires Casey Daniels for Morning Show

Townsquare Media Inc. Grand Rapids, has announced the arrival of new morning show co-host Casey Daniels to Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR-FM. She debuted this past Tuesday.  Daniels joins the station’s successful current morning host JoJo Girard, to form the Casey & JoJo Show. Townsquare Director of Product Development Doug Montgomery says, “We’re excited for Casey to… 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

Kirk Montgomery Joins WGHN

The WGHN (Grand Haven) family of radio stations is proud to announce that Kirk Montgomery has joined the company.  Kirk is providing listeners with up-to-date news, partnering with Mary Ellen Murphy on WGHN-FM’s Good Morning Grand Haven show. “This is a great addition to our fine staff. Teaming Kirk Montgomery with Mary Ellen Murphy will… read more

WCSX Presents 6th Annual People Helping People Campaign

Beasley Media Group has announced that its WCSX-FM (Detroit) is presenting The 6th Annual People Helping People campaign in an effort to assist families in Metro Detroit who are facing challenges during the holidays. The campaign began on November 23 and continues through December 11.  Listeners are encouraged to nominate families in need on the… read more

Brad Galli, Jamie Samuelsen Named Finalists for 2020 NSMA Michigan Sportscaster of the Year

The National Sports Media Association announced this month the finalists for the 2020 Michigan Sportscaster of the Year. WXYZ-TV (Detroit) sports reporter and anchor Brad Galli and the late Jamie Samuelsen of WXYT-FM (Detroit) were nominated for the award, awarded annually in Michigan since 1959. Samuelsen passed away in August from colon cancer. He had… read more

Detroit SMPTE Presents ‘Capturing Remote Content with Ross Production Cloud’

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Detroit Section will host a free virtual meeting open to all members, guests and non-members on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be Capturing Remote Content with Ross Production Cloud. Together we’ll take a look at the changes that the pandemic has wrought… read more