Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Jeff Luckoff Joins Townsquare as Grand Rapids Market President

On November 16, Townsquare Media Inc. announced that former iHeartMedia Regional Vice President Jeff Luckoff will take over the role and responsibilities of Market President and Chief Revenue Officer for its Grand Rapids local media cluster. The cluster includes WGRD-FM, WLHT-FM, WFGR-FM, WNWZ-AM/FM and WTRV-FM. Luckoff will report to Townsquare Senior Vice President Todd Lawley…. read more

Latino Public Broadcasting and WKAR Present New Digital Short Film Series ‘Latinos Are Essential’

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) is pleased to partner with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) on Latinos Are Essential, a campaign created to honor the work of the dedicated “essential workers” — health care providers, teachers, food service workers, retail clerks and others — who have kept our country going while caring for their own families…. read more

Entercom’s WDZH Flips to Alternative

November 19 brought three format flips in the Detroit/Windsor market.  Following the switch of Windsor-licensed CIMX-FM’s from alternative rock to country, Entercom has flipped WDZH-FM (Detroit) from soft adult contemporary to alternative as ALT 98.7, Detroit’s new alternative. In a press released, the station, previously known as 98.7 The Breeze, will boast a vast music… read more

Kaleidoscope’s Mike Whorf Passes at 88

Michael Whorf, longtime radio host of the Peabody Award-winning WJR program Kaleidoscope, died in Detroit on Tuesday, November 10. He was 88. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Whorf spent his childhood and teen years in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Whorf attended Provincetown High School and upon graduation in 1950, enlisted in the United States Air Force where he… read more

Jaime McKibbin Passes Away Suddenly

Updated 11/20/20 Scholarship Fund Set Up in Honor of Jamie McKibbin – read more here. Updated 11/19/20 Jamie McKibbin, co-owner and operator of McKibbin Media Group, Inc., licensee of WKHM-AM/FM and WIBM-AM (Jackson) and WCSR-AM/FM (Hillsdale), passed away suddenly November 16, 2020 as a result of a boating accident. McKibbin and a close friend were… read more

WLEN’s ‘Thank a Vet’ 2020 Breaks Record Fundraising for Lenawee County Veterans in Need

On November 11, Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) hosted their 15th Annual Thank a Vet day. This day is in celebration of Veterans Day and is an event to raise funds and awareness for homeless and other veterans in need in Lenawee County. $32,859.82 was raised in 12 hours for the “Veterans Dire Need Fund” distributed… read more

COVID Didn’t Stop WION’s ‘Treasures for Troops!’

By: Jim Carlyle, co-owner/manager, WION Despite the restrictions that the State of Michigan has imposed in the apparent effort to arrest the pandemic, a team of dedicated people still orchestrated WION’s yearly “Treasures for Troops!” WION Radio (Ionia) is proud to announce that with it’s partners, WGLM in Greenville/Lakeview MI, WRWW-LP at Lowell High School,… 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

WCMU Teams with Newspaper to Present Virtual Town Hall

On November 17, WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) will team with the Midland Daily News to present a town hall with Midland County’s top health officials as our guests to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. Fred Yanoski, director/health officer for Midland County Department of Public Heath, and Dr. Catherine Bodnar, medical director for Midland County Department… read more