Category: Connecting to Local Communities

Scripps Media Airs ‘Hidden Bias of Good People’ on Michigan Stations

As part of its commitment to creating a better-informed world, The E.W. Scripps Company has been airing a commercial interruption-free special on its local television stations across the country to spark a national dialogue around implicit bias while advancing conversations at the local level in the 41 markets where it operates.  The stations in Michigan… read more

iHeart West Michigan Raises $95,000 for Dégagé Ministries

On February 5, iHeartMedia/West Michigan held its fourth annual “Day of Hope” on its WOOD-AM/FM and WBFX-FM (BIG 101.3), collecting $95,000 for Grand Rapids homeless shelter Dégagé Ministries. On-air personalities from the stations, broadcasted live from 5 a.m. – 6 p.m. that day, sharing stories of hope from the men and women Dégagé has served.  Due… read more

WRSR Raises Over $64K for Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

Krol Communication’s WRSR-FM (Flint) held its annual “Fox Feeding Frenzy” on February 26 and raised an incredible $64,662.74 for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.  The 12-hour Radiothon was held on-air and on Facebook Live. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan provides food and water for its 415 partner agencies in 22 counties across Michigan. … read more

Entercom Detroit Launches Vaccinate Michigan Initiative

Entercom has teamed up with Detroit sports partners Detroit Lions, Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons to launch a new community initiative “Vaccinate Michigan.” As part of the campaign, WXYT 97.1 The Ticket, WYCD 99.5, WOMC 104.3, WDZH ALT 98.7 and Newsradio WWJ Newsradio 950 are airing state-approved public service announcements about the COVID-19 vaccination and… read more

WYCD’s Steve Grunwald in the Cold to Raise $50,000 for Ronald McDonald House

This week, Steve Grunwald from the Josh, Rachael and Grunwald morning show on WYCD-FM (Detroit) is spending time in the cold to raise $50,000 for the Ronald McDonald House.  He’s been sleeping in a tent on the patio in the garden at the Ronald McDonald house in Downtown Detroit and will stay put until every… read more

WWJ’s 18th Winter Survival Radiothon For THAW raises $416K in Heating Assistance

Entercom’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) held its 18th Annual Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW (The Heat And Warmth Fund) on February 12, raising $416,000 in Heating Assistance for Detroit area residents in need.  The 14-hour radiothon raised donations to keep families safe and warm this winter by bidding on items in the Online Auction. Many have generously… read more

Townsquare Announces First Ever Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Townie Awards

Townsquare Kalamazoo/Battle Creek has announced its inaugural Townie Awards for 2021.  In a release, the company said they are committed to standing with local businesses, and the people who bring them to life and make them special. Local businesses have always been an integral part of the fabric of their community, and supporting these businesses… read more

Michigan Radio Joins Solutions Journalism Partnership to Cover Local Caregivers

Caregivers are in short supply due to a rapidly growing older population that is living longer and requiring more assistance. The caregivers who step up – both family members and those who are paid to do the job — face many physical, emotional and financial challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Michigan Radio… read more

WSYM Giving Away More Than 1,600 Books with ‘If You Give A Child A Book’ Campaign

Scripps Media’s WSYM-TV (Lansing) has announced that its employees, along with the Scripps Howard Foundation, have made it their mission to get high-quality books to children in our community through the “If You Give A Child A Book” campaign. This past summer, the station did a call-out for donations from employees and the community. With… read more

WMGC Celebrates African Diaspora Food

Beasley Media Group’s WMGC-FM Detroit, Mich., morning show “The Gello Show” reported on an initiative aiming to help Black restaurants, cooks and chefs hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic and celebrate Africa’s contribution to American food during Black History Month. The four-week series, “Taste the Diaspora Detroit,” features food from Black-owned restaurants and supplied by… read more