Category: August 2019

MAB Celebrates Lifetime Achievement Award, 2019 Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductees

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award and welcomed three other outstanding individuals into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Tuesday, August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids The highest award given by the MAB, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors Michigan broadcast pioneers who have dedicated the… read more

MAPB Honors Linda Yohn, Thomas C. Jones with 2019 Public Media Impact Awards

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) presented its 2019 Public Media Impact Awards on Tuesday, August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. The MAPB presents Public Media Impact Awards to professionals and donors for their contribution to public broadcasting in Michigan. The awards are given to recognize outstanding individuals involved in public… read more

iHeartMedia Detroit Crew Cycles for Make-A-Wish Foundation

This past Thursday through Saturday, iHeartMedia (Detroit) SVP/Programming and WKQI-FM Program Director Tony Travatto, Mojo In The Morning VP of Digital Impact Joey “Radio” Namou, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Ashley and iHeartMedia (Detroit) Account Executive Hassan Fawaz biked 300 miles, 100 miles a day, from Traverse City to Marshall in the single largest fundraising… read more

StoryCorps to Begin Recording Interviews with Residents of Flint on August 6

StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Flint from August 6 to September 6 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected over 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collections of human voices ever recorded. The… read more

2019 NAB Congressional PSAs – Now Available

Since 1985, NAB has hosted the Congressional PSA program in off-election years, inviting members of Congress and their families to appear in up to two 30-second television and radio PSAs. This year, more than 300 members of Congress and their family members participated in the program!  In Michigan, the following lawmakers participated: Sen. Debbie Stabenow… read more

Detroit Public Television Receives 2019 Governor’s Service Award

On July 26, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Detroit Public TV (DPTV) as the winner of a 2019 Governor’s Service Award as an Education Service Leader for its work in early childhood education, providing parents, educators and other caregivers with the skills and resources they need to prepare children for school and life. Gov. Whitmer and… read more

25 Years of Bayview Races make WPHM’s Dennis Stuckey an ‘Old Goat’

Veteran Port Huron Sportscaster Dennis Stuckey reached “Old Goat” status this July by covering his 25th Bells Beer Bayview Mackinac Sailboat Race. Those who sail in the annual Port Huron to Mackinac yacht race for a quarter-century earn the prestigious title of “Old Goat” from the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit. WPHM-AM now has an… read more

Lawsuit Filed to Challenge Redistricting Commission

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court charged that commission created violates the First and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and must be invalidated, according to a report in Gongwer. The lawsuit, Daunt v. Benson (USDC Docket No. 19-00614), also calls for an injunction against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson from taking any steps… read more