Category: Flint & Tri-Cities

6th Annual Mildred Gaddis ‘Bed in a Bag’ Radiothon A Huge Success

Beasley Media Group Detroit has announced that WDMK-FM (Detroit) Weekend On Air Host Mildred Gaddis teamed up with McDonald’s, UAW and The EMG Foundation to present the 2020 Drive-Thru Bed in a Bag Radiothon to raise over $40,000 to provide sleeping bags for the homeless. The two-hour event was held at the McDonalds located at… read more

WCMU Teams with Newspaper to Present Virtual Town Hall

On November 17, WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) will team with the Midland Daily News to present a town hall with Midland County’s top health officials as our guests to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. Fred Yanoski, director/health officer for Midland County Department of Public Heath, and Dr. Catherine Bodnar, medical director for Midland County Department… 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

Townsquare Raises Nearly $95K for Flint’s Hurley Children’s Hospital

Townsquare Media radio stations in Flint raised $94,915 in its first annual ‘Let’s Make Miracles’ Radiothon for Hurley Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.  The 2-day event was held October 8 and 9. The stations (WCRZ-FM/WFNT-AM/WLCO-AM/WQUS-FM/WRCL-FM/WWBN-FM) were broadcasting from a tent setup outside the Townsquare Media studios and solicited donations from listeners, many which… read more

WTLZ Holds Annual ‘Family Affair’ School Supply Giveway

On September 5, Alpha Media’s WTLZ-FM (Saginaw) held its second annual “Family Affair” school supply giveaway at the Dow Events Center. This year, it was a drive-thru event to pass out school supplies. In an interview with WNEM-TV, afternoon personality Yvonne Daniels said, “We know that it takes a village to take care of children… read more

WCMU Public Media hosts Back-to-School Virtual Conversation

On September 2, WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) hosted a “virtual conversation” on Zoom, offering insight on how local Michigan communities are approaching both online and in-person learning while keeping their communities safe.  “Returning to School” featured speakers including Superintendent of Gaylord Community Schools, Brian Pearson; Superintendent of Bay City Public Schools, Stephen C. Bigelow,… read more

WCMU Public Media Hosts Town Hall on Moving Forward from Flooding

On August 11, WCMU Public Media and the Midland Center for the Arts hosted a one-hour virtual town hall titled “Moving Forward: Midland.”  The town hall was a forum to talk about how businesses, nonprofits and families are moving forward, following millions of dollars of flood damage in the Midland area which occurred on top… read more

WSGW Honored as 2020 Service to America Awards Finalist

The NAB Leadership Foundation announced Thursday (5/28) that Alpha Media’s WSGW-AM/FM (Saginaw) Sharing Hope Radiation is among the finalists for its 2020 Service to America Awards. The awards recognize outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be announced during the organization’s Celebration of Service to America Awards program, which will be held this year… read more

Flint Stations Host Congressional Town Hall

On Thursday, May 7, Flint/Saginaw/Bay City TV stations came together again for the second time in a week to present another COVID-19 Town Hall, this time featuring Congressmen Dan Kildee (D-5) and John Moolenaar (R-4). The two U.S. Representatives took questions from a trio of reporters, each representing their respective television stations in the market. … read more