Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Brant Wells Named WKAR Senior Director of Television and Digital Operations

Brant Wells has been named WKAR’s senior director of television and digital operations. He most recently served as senior director of television production and operations. In his newly expanded role, Wells adds oversight of the station’s digital strategy and execution for both TV and radio. He will focus on growing the current digital content offerings… read more

Blarney Stone Launches “Q100 Michigan Homegrown Music”

Blarney Stone Broadcasting is launching a locally produced, one-hour program dedicated to honoring Michigan’s incomparable music tradition. Q100 Michigan Homegrown Music, with host Ida Reed, features Michiganders, as individuals and groups, who offer a true variety of delicious sound with so much talent and creativity in myriad musical genres. Reed’s show will air Thursdays between… read more

CBS News Detroit Announces Talent Hires for WWJ-TV

CBS News Detroit, which will soon be launching a full-scale local news department, has announced the hiring of anchors Shaina Humphries and Rachelle Graham, meteorologist Ahmad Bajjey, and executive producer of community impact Amyre Makupson. CBS News Detroit is the hyper-local streaming and broadcast news service that is being built from scratch by CBS News… read more

WBET Raises Nearly $144k for United Way

Swick Broadcasting Company’s WBET-FM (Sturgis) recently wrapped up their 2022 and 13th annual St. Joseph County United Way Radiothon.  This year’s Radiothon raised a record total of $143,887! The total surpassed last year’s mark by over $12,000. Each year, WBET turns over its studio to the United Way for 18-hours, from 6 a.m. until midnight…. read more

WEYI/WSMH-TV Welcome New Chief Meteorologist Erik Kostrzewa

WEYI and WSMH-TV (Flint) has announced the arrival of new Chief Meteorologist Erik Kostrzewa.  Kostrzewa, a Michigan native who grew up in Novi, graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Engineering in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. Prior to joining the Flint stations, he was a Meteorologist for WeatherNation, based in Denver. Kostrzewa… read more

Nexstar Michigan Stations Host Republican Gubernatorial Primary Debate

On July 6, Nexstar Media stations in Michigan hosted a statewide multi-market live telecast of a debate between the candidates for the Republican Party’s nomination for Governor of Michigan. “Your Local Election Headquarters Michigan Gubernatorial Primary Debate” was held on location in downtown Grand Rapids.  The one-hour debate, followed by a 30-minute extended live digital… read more

MIGOP Announces Third Primary Gubernatorial Debate Partnership With Scripps TV Stations

The Michigan Republican Party announced a new partnership, working with Scripps Company, specifically with WXYZ -TV (Detroit,) WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) and WSYM-TV (Lansing), to feature Republican gubernatorial candidates ahead of the August primary. Collaborating with Scripps stations for this debate will allow wide broadcasting of the candidates’ visions for a better, stronger Michigan across the… read more