Category: MAPB

WKAR’s Megan Schellong Accepted to National New Voices Program

Megan Schellong, WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing) Morning Edition local host and producer, has been selected by AIR (Association of Independents in Radio) to join their 2022 class of New Voices. Since 2009, the New Voices program has been working to pair industry leaders with underrepresented and early-career media makers to connect, reflect and engage on their… read more

Classical IPR Welcomes First-Ever Digital Content Manager

Interlochen Public Radio’s “Classical IPR” recently welcomed its first-ever digital content manager to the station staff. Kacie Brown comes to northern Michigan after having completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in music performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Brown also holds a journalism certificate from Indiana University’s The Media School. “The musical community Classical… read more

Brant Wells Named WKAR Senior Director of Television and Digital Operations

Brant Wells has been named WKAR’s senior director of television and digital operations. He most recently served as senior director of television production and operations. In his newly expanded role, Wells adds oversight of the station’s digital strategy and execution for both TV and radio. He will focus on growing the current digital content offerings… read more

WDET Celebrates 70 Years

via Today@Wayne Walter P. Reuther, former United Auto Workers president, hoped that WDET radio would further the belief that “no group within a community can make progress except as the community moves ahead together.” Reuther articulated that vision in his April 1952 letter to David D. Henry, then-president of Wayne University, offering the UAW-owned station… read more

Michigan Learning Channel Launches their 2022 Summer Learning Program

The Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) has announced its Summer 2022 program.  The free eight-week program, which runs through August 14 encourages kids to “Learn, Do, and Explore” with literacy and math lessons, hands-on science and fitness activities, career exploration and virtual field trips. MLC can be seen on digital subchannels of all Michigan Public Broadcasting… read more

Michigan Radio to Host Local Live(s), a Unique Storytelling Event

Michigan Radio has announced that they are thrilled to partner with Back Pocket Media to bring a captivating live storytelling event featuring journalists, music and community on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Local Live(s) is a show that brings together journalists and locals for a night of entertainment and conversation. It’s a national storytelling event that… read more

WEMU Announces Two New Staffers in Newsroom

Eastern Michigan University’s WEMU-FM has announced the hiring of two new staff members.  Cathy Shafran has joined the station as News Anchor/Reporter.  Shafran brings nearly 40 years of broadcast experience to the station, having worked as an anchor/reporter at WMAX-AM (Grand Rapids) from 1978-1980 and at WJRT-TV (Flint) as a reporter from 1980-2011. Among her… read more