Category: Northern Michigan & U.P.

40th Annual WLUC-TV Canathon Underway

The annual WLUC-TV (Marquette) TV6 Canathon kicked off this past Monday (11/1).  The Canathon is a month long effort to collect donations of canned goods to help feed a hungry neighbor.  This is the 40th year for the event and organizations like the Salvation Army say it’s an important effort at a time of year… read more

8 Community Newspapers Welcome WCMU Michigan News Group Interns

After a two-week training period at WCMU Public Media in Mount Pleasant, eight students began their first day at community newspapers across central and northern Michigan Tuesday (6/1). The Summer 2021 class of Michigan News Group interns are part of an innovative internship program that trains young journalists in their craft and enhances local journalism… read more

Michigan Learning Channel to Launch January 4, 2021

As reported in October and following months of planning, Michigan’s public television stations, in partnership with leading educators and community leaders, are launching the Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) beginning Monday, January 4. It will be available statewide on a series of new dedicated broadcast channels. Organized by Detroit Public Television (DPTV), the network will deliver… read more

Black Diamond Broadcasting Blankets the North with Warmth

The stations of Black Diamond Broadcasting are teaming together with local Toyota dealers to “Blanket the North with Warmth” now through December 6.  The stations will be broadcasting live from varies Toyota dealer to collect new blankets, pillows, sheet and towels for those in need as the cold weather has returned. Everything you donate for… read more

WLUC Takes Canathon 2020 Virtual

WLUC-TV has teamed up with area radio stations to present the annual TV6 Canathon.  With the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event is virtual. Rather than donating cans at various collection sites, participants can make a monetary donation to the food pantry of their choice on the official event website. Canathon director Scott Zerbel says after… 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

WWTV/WWUP Holds Virtual JOBfest

On September 30, Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) held a virtual JOBfest on the 9&10 News Facebook page.  The JOBfest was a streaming presentation by prominent employers from across Northwestern Michigan! Viewers were invited to login to Facebook to explore new opportunities.  Participating employers include: My Green Fills/Member Boxes; Blarney Castle Oil and Propane; Northern Michigan… read more

WIKB Presents Virtual Livestock Auction

With the COVID-19 Pandemic here, Iron River Community Broadcasting’s WIKB-FM (Iron River) conducted avirtual livestock auction on August 7 in conjunction with the Iron County Youth Market Livestock Council (ICYMLC). The auction was heard on WIKB-FM 99.1 and also available with a live online video feed on WIKB’s and ICYMLC’s Facebook pages. Bidding can be… read more

WCCW Serves Up ‘Concerts on the Lawn’ During Pandemic

Summers in Traverse City have, for many years, included a “Concert on the Lawn” series, where free concerts were put on at the grounds of the GT Pavilions. Faced with cancellation, Deb Allen, Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation, approached Midwestern Broadcasting General Manger Chris Warren with her dilemma and an idea! What… read more

MacDonald Garber Broadcasting Hosts Food Drive in Northern Michigan

To help with the pressure put on area food banks during the COVID-19 crisis, the stations of MacDonald Garber Broadcasting came together the week of May 18 to present “Feed Northern Michigan Week.”  Stations participating included WKHQ-FM, WLXT-FM, WZTC-FM and WLXV-FM. AllAccess reports that all of the on air personalities got involved on a personal… read more