Category: May 2020

WLUC Fills U.P. Food Banks with Virtual Can-A-Thon

Gray Television’s WLUC-TV (Marquette) is raising money for area food banks with the “WLUC Virtual Canathon.” Unlike past “canathons” and with social distancing in place, food banks are asking for monetary donations to be sent directly to them.  A list of participating food banks that WLUC viewers can donate to is listed on the station… read more

Nexstar Promotes Marci Daniels to Vice President and General Manager of its Lansing Broadcast and Digital Operations

Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. has announced that it has promoted Marci Daniels to Vice President and General Manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Lansing, overseeing WLNS-TV (CBS) and WLNS.com. In her new role, she will also oversee Nexstar’s relationship with Shield Media’s WLAJ-TV (ABC) and ELAJ-TV (CW) under a joint operating agreement. Ms. Daniels… read more

Interlochen Public Radio Receives Google New Initiative Grant for COVID-19 Coverage

Interlochen Public Radio has received $5,000 from Google News Initiative’s Journalism Emergency Relief Fund. The Journalism Emergency Relief Fund was founded to support the production of original journalism for local communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund provides financial assistance to small- and medium-sized news organizations around the globe producing original news for… read more

WKAR Adds Spanish Language Programming

WKAR NewsTalk (AM870/105.1FM) (East Lansing) is now devoting two hours each weekday afternoon to Spanish language news and information. “One of our objectives at WKAR is to keep everyone informed,” said Drew Henderson, radio station manager for WKAR Public Media. “As we face a global pandemic, having access to timely, trustworthy information can save lives…. read more

NATAS Michigan Announces 42nd Annual Regional EMMY® Nominations

Television stations, cable networks, ad agencies and production houses throughout Michigan have received nominations for this year’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/Michigan 42nd Annual Regional EMMY® Awards. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s awards ceremonies will be streamed on June 20 at 7 p.m.  More information here. For a complete list of… read more

Jason Jennings, Former Northern Michigan DJ, TV Reporter Turned International Best-Selling Author on Business Leadership Passes Away

Famed sales and management trainer, business author and Upper Peninsula native Jason Jennings has passed away, according to posts made on his social media accounts. The following message appeared on his Facebook page on Wednesday (5/20): Dear Jason Jennings Followers, It is with great sadness we regrettably inform everyone that our Jason Jennings has passed… read more

Whitmer Tells NBC ‘Today’ Show That She Has Spoken with Biden Campaign About VP Ticket

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday (5/19) during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has contacted her about the possibility of her joining his ticket as the candidate for vice president. Until Tuesday’s interview, Whitmer has said there has been no contact with the Biden campaign about running for… read more

Copyright Office Says Safe Harbor System ‘Unbalanced,’ Industry Points to Big Tech to Fix

The U.S. Copyright Office has released the results of its multiyear study of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Section 512 of the Copyright Act, concluding that the law’s safe harbor system today is “unbalanced,” calling on Congress to fix it, according to a recent report in All Access. But industry organizations from both label and… read more

Michigan Restaurant Leader Tells Senate Committee It Will Take Industry 18 to 20 Months to Bounce Back

A seemingly vague road map to recovery and the inevitability of massive debt were among the top concerns shared by Michigan restaurateurs and retailers on Tuesday (5/19) during a Senate committee discussion regarding the safe reopening of the state’s economy, according to a report in Gongwer. John McNamara, Vice President for Government Affairs at the… read more