Category: Awards

Al Allen Inducted Into 2021 Class of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

On October 10, Al Allen, a radio and TV reporter on the streets of Detroit for 50 years, joined 6 other journalists with induction into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Conference Center. Allen moved to Detroit from his hometown in Little Rock, Arkansas and started… read more

McKibbin Media’s Greg Jackson Receives Distinguished Service Award

McKibbin Media Group (Jackson) has announced that it’s very own Greg O’Connor is the recipient of Jackson College’s 2021 Distinguished Service Award.  The Jackson College Board of Trustees presents this award each year to an individual or individuals who demonstrate exemplary service both to the community and to the College. Honorees are selected for their… read more

2021 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced; One Michigan Station on List

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the finalists for the 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced October 13 at the Marconi Reception, held during the 2021 Radio Show in Las Vegas. The Marconi Reception will begin immediately following Wednesday’s “Putting Podcasting… read more

PMJA Honors for Michigan Public Radio Stations

On June 24, at its 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony, the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) announced the stations that will be receiving PMJA awards for work done in calendar year 2020.  Four Michigan radio stations are award recipients. In Division A, WDET-FM (Detroit) won two first-place awards.  First was in the Arts Feature category for… read more

WMMI/WCZY Receives Congressional Recognition

Latitude Media’s WMMI-AM/WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant) has received Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman John Moolenaar, in honor of receiving the 2020 Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award.  Moolenaar wrote that “under the leadership of Laurie and Bob Peters these two stations have continued to grow, providing quality entertainment and pertinent information to area residents. … read more

Regional Emmy Winners Announced

On June 19, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)/Michigan presented the 43rd Annual Regional EMMY® Awards. The ceremonies were held virtually. Public stations winning in various categories include WCMU-TV, WKAR-TV and WTVS-TV.  Commercial stations receiving awards in various categories include WDIV-TV, WEYI-TV, WJBK-TV, WJRT-TV, WNEM-TV, WOOD-TV, WWTV/WWUP-TV, WXMI-TV, WXYZ-TV and WZZM-TV. Three… read more

NAB’s Service to America Award Special Offered to Stations

For the second year, The Celebration of Service to America Awards will return as a broadcast radio and television special to premiere on July 10, 2021, at 7 p.m. ET. In partnership with Trailer Park Group, Disney Media Networks and Nielsen, the NAB Leadership Foundation will provide a broadcast-quality pre-recorded special showcasing excellence in community… read more

Cadillac-Based TV Network NewsNet Wins National Award

NewsNet, America’s first 24/7 news headline diginet, was recognized last week for its exceptional news promotion efforts at this year’s national Broadcast Production Awards. The network, which is based in Cadillac but broadcasts over-the-air in more than 50 markets across the country, was awarded for the “Best Promotional Spot for News or Sports” for its… read more

Marconi Radio Awards Entries Window Closes May 31

Marconi Radio Award entries are currently being accepted until May 31. Each year, the Marconi Radio Awards give NAB member stations the opportunity to receive national recognition for overall excellence and performance in radio. Stations and on-air personalities may nominate themselves in the categories of “Station of the Year by Market Size,” “Station of the… read more