Category: West Michigan

WKZO Airs State District 61 Candidate Debate

On October 16, Midwest Communication’s WKZO-AM/FM (Kalamazoo) aired a live debate between candidates vying for the Michigan House District 61 seat.  WKZO’s Ken Lanphear and Jeana Gondek moderated the debate between Democratic candidate and Kalamazoo County Commissioner Christine Morse and Republican candidate Bronwyn Haltom, who discussed various issues concerning Michigan residents. Both are campaigning for… read more

WKFR Roof Sit Nets Nearly $55,000

Townsquare Media’s WKFR-FM (Kalamazoo) held its annual Roof Sit to help victims of child abuse August 20 through 22 on the top of the Helzberg Diamonds building in Portage. This year’s Roof Sit was a bit different due to COVID-19 concerns.  This year the station held its first ever Roof Sit online auction, where listeners… read more

With COVID-19, West Michigan iHeart Stations to Present ‘Flashback Fridays’

MLive is reporting that West Michigan iHeart stations, faced with the postponement of the 2020 high school football season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be offering sports fans “Flashback Fridays” beginning August 28. The company’s WMAX-FM (Grand Rapids) and WMUS-FM (Muskegon) will be airing classic high school football matchups from the past for 10… read more

Townsquare Battle Creek Raises $35,750 for Homeless Shelter

On Friday, June 26, Townsquare Media’s WBCK-FM and WBXX-FM (Battle Creek) presented their 14th Annual Roofsit, raising money to benefit the Haven of Rest’s Inasmuch House, Calhoun County’s only shelter for homeless families. The event is usually held over two days. This year it was one.  Personalities from both stations were live for 12 hours… read more

WXMI Presents ‘Stand-up & Help’ with Feeding America West Michigan

On May 29, E.W. Scripps’ WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) hosted “Stand-up & Help” with Feeding America West Michigan, a live fundraiser to help provide meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The one-hour special featured local West Michigan comedians and stories about how Feeding America West Michigan is helping the local citizens through the present crisis. The station… read more

WGHN/WMPA Puts COVID-19 Pandemic Front and Center

WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM (Grand Haven) has been making sure their listeners are informed about the reality of COVID-19, both in terms of the seriousness of the threat it represents and in making sure people understand that everyone has the power to fight the disease. The WGHN Morning Show “Good Morning Grand Haven” has focused on… read more

Grand Rapids Television Stations Unite During COVID-19

Four Grand Rapids Television stations, WOOD-TV, WWMT-TV, WXMI-TV and WZZM-TV have come together during the COVID-19 pandemic to let their viewers know that local television news provides critical up-to-the-minute news, health and safety information. On April 16, the four stations began airing a joint public service announcement in the first commercial break of their 6… read more

Michigan Broadcasters Come Together for Another COVID-19 Town Hall

On Thursday, April 16, Broadcasters in Detroit and statewide took part in another COVID-19 Town Hall, this time featuring Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters.  The two took questions from Detroit television anchors Huel Perkins (WJBK-TV), Devin Scillian (WDIV-TV) and Carolyn Clifford (WXYZ-TV). For the second time in two weeks, television stations in Detroit have… read more

WOOD-TV Hosts Town Hall with Governor Whitmer

On March 26, Nexstar’s WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) held the first of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s virtual Town Hall meetings, answering citizens’ questions from email, video calls and phone about how the state is responding to the COVID-19 situation. The Governor was joined by Dr. Norm Beauchamp, the executive vice president for Health Sciences at Michigan State… read more