Category: Awards

SPJ Detroit Announces Excellence in Journalism Awards

The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists handed out its Excellence in Journalism Awards at a banquet last Thursday (5/6) in Troy. First place winners in broadcast included mix of commercial and non-commercial stations: Breaking/Spot News Reporting: WWJ-AM (Detroit) – Dan Jenkins, Brian Larsen, Tony Ortiz, Jackie Paige, Jon Hewett for coverage of… read more

Winners Announced in 2021 MAPME Broadcast Contest

The annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors broadcast competition has announced winners in the 2021 Michigan APME awards. In the broadcast category, General Excellence awards for 2021 went to WDIV-TV (Detroit), WDET-FM (Detroit) and WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing). Michigan’s Public Radio stations dominated the radio categories in all market sizes.  In television, Michigan’s commercial stations placed… read more

WYCD Scores Two Nominations in ACM Radio Awards

The Academy of Country Music® announced this past Monday (1/24) Radio Awards nominees for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™, including a double nomination for Audacy’s WYCD-FM (Detroit).  WYCD was nominated for Major Market Radio Station of the Year.  Its morning show, Josh, Rachael & Grunwald In the Morning with Josh Holleman, Rachael Hunter… read more

NAB Opens Entries for 2022 Crystal Awards; Service to America Awards

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation has announced that entries are now being accepted for both the NAB Crystal Radio Awards as well as the 2022 Celebration of Service to America Awards. The NAB Crystal Radio Awards are presented annually at the NAB Show in Las Vegas…. read more

Impact 89FM Named 2021 College Radio Station of the Year

Impact 89FM (WDBM-FM), Michigan State University’s student-run radio station and media organization, topped the charts nationally this month when it was recognized with the 2021 College Media Association Four-Year College Radio Station of the Year Pinnacle Award. This is the first time Impact 89FM has earned this national award. However, the student-run radio station has… read more

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