Category: Southeast Michigan

Michigan Public TV Stations Offer Help to Kids and Families

Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) television stations are offering up their 24-hour PBS KIDS channels and have special tips for parents about how to keep children learning while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fun and educational K-12 content is offered on-air and on-line for through local Public Television stations. Programs are… read more

WXYZ Launches Day of Giving Telethon with Humane Society

On February 13 and 14, Scripps’ WXYZ-TV (Detroit) is presenting the Michigan Humane Society’s annual Telethon fundraiser, presented by Purina.  Telethon segments are running both days all day long on the station. The Telethon plays a major role for the organization and funds raised from the event support MHS programs and services, including cruelty investigation,… read more

WWJ’s 17th Winter Survival Radiothon For THAW Raises $1.4M In Heating Assistance

Entercom’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) held their 17th Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund on February 7, raising $1.4 million dollars over fourteen hours. The radiothon was presented with help from DTE Energy and Kroger, along with the assistance of other sponsors.  THAW assists families in need by preventing utility shut-off, providing fuel… read more

WYCD’s Holly Hunter Boosts Operation Bear Hug

Entercom/Detroit’s WYCD afternoon air personality Holly Hutton partnered with the Detroit Police Department to make a difference for children in crisis, collecting a record number of stuffed bears and unicorns for the Department’s Special Victim’s Unit. Operation Bear Hug. The stuffed bears and unicorns are given to frightened children the department encounters when responding to… read more

WXYZ-TV Donates Thousands of Books to Children

WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit) celebrated National Reading Day on January 23 by donating 15,000 books to children. The station said more than 9,000 of the books were dispersed to Matrix Human Services Head Start, which is one of the largest providers of free childcare to low-income families in Michigan. The book effort was made possible by donations… read more