Category: December 2020

Beasley Detroit’s Scott Jameson Adds National Duties

On December 16, Beasley Media Group announced that five programmers in its company will be adding national responsibilities to their duties. Scott Jameson, Director of Programming at Beasley Media Group Detroit has been named Vice President of National Content. In addition to his Motor City programming responsibilities, he will work to identify opportunities for content… read more

Radio First Port Huron Stuffs the Bus for Kids in Distress

Each year, RadioFirst/Liggett Communications stations in Port Huron team up with the the Port Huron Area School District and local businesses to collect toys and coats to ‘Stuff a Bus’ and deliver the items to Kids in Distress Services in St. Clair, Michigan. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the stations had to switch up the… read more

FCC Targeting Property Owners in Pirate Radio Enforcement

The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has begun targeting property owners and managers that tolerate pirate broadcasting on their properties.  The commission has issued an announcement that it is exercising its new authority under the recently enacted PIRATE Act.  “Parties that knowingly facilitate illegal broadcasting on their property are liable for fines of up to… read more

Michigan Learning Channel to Launch January 4, 2021

As reported in October and following months of planning, Michigan’s public television stations, in partnership with leading educators and community leaders, are launching the Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) beginning Monday, January 4. It will be available statewide on a series of new dedicated broadcast channels. Organized by Detroit Public Television (DPTV), the network will deliver… read more

Alpha Media Saginaw Raises $50K With Sharing Hope Radiothon

Alpha Media stations in Saginaw, lead by WSGW-AM/FM, held their 5th Annual Sharing Hope Radiothon on December 16, raising $50,100 in the 12 hour broadcast, exceeding the original goal of $40,000 and surpassing last year’s total of $47,190. The goal for this year was lowered over concern about the impact the pandemic imposed. However, listeners,… read more

WHO Health for All Film Festival Will Take Independent Submissions Through January 30

The WHO Health for All Film Festival invites independent film-makers, production companies, public institutions, NGOs, communities, students and film schools from around the world to submit their original short films on health. The festival aims to recruit a new generation of film and video innovators to champion and promote global health issues. Submissions will be… read more