Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WDRQ Moves Kennedy to Afternoon Drive

Cumulus Media’s WDRQ-FM (Detroit) has moved midday personality Kevin Kennedy to afternoons.  He replaces Bill “Broadway” Bertschinger, who left the station last week.  Kennedy arrived at WDRQ in December of last year after having worked with Cumulus Detroit Director of FM Programming David Corey in Boston, doing afternoons at Country WKLB-FM for four years until… read more

NAB Opens Entries for 2022 Crystal Awards; Service to America Awards

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation has announced that entries are now being accepted for both the NAB Crystal Radio Awards as well as the 2022 Celebration of Service to America Awards. The NAB Crystal Radio Awards are presented annually at the NAB Show in Las Vegas…. read more

SEJ Announces Diversity Fellowships for Journalists

The Society of Environmental Journalists and The Uproot Project are partnering to offer diversity fellowships (worth up to $2000) to support journalists’ attendance at #SEJ2022 in Houston. Conference Diversity Fellowships will provide: Complimentary SEJ one-year membership/renewal, if eligible ($70 value) Complimentary member-rate registration for #SEJ2022 inclusive of ticketed events ($550 value) Up to five (5)… read more

WDET Teams Up with MSU with new Podcast

WDET-FM (Detroit) has teamed up with Michigan State University’s Science Gallery to present a 10-episode podcast series titled “Tracked and Traced.”  The series is named after the science gallery’s 10 week exhibit, which also explored themes of surveillance.  New episodes released every other week, starting early 2022. Hosted by Natasha T Miller and Antajuan Scott and… read more

Andy Robins Retires from WMUK

Longtime WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) News Director Andy Robbins has retired.  He hung up his microphone at the end of 2021 after 36 years of service to the station.  He joined the station in 1985 and had been WMUK’s News Director since 1998. Robins succeeded previous News Director Tony Griffin, who had passed in 1997. Under Robins’… read more