Category: Connecting to Local Communities

WEYI-TV Owner Armstrong Williams Donating Atmospheric Water Units to Flint

Howard Stirk Holdings (HSH), licensee WEYI-TV (Flint) and its owner Armstrong Williams has announced a partnership with RussKap Holdings to place atmospheric water units in Flint, Michigan. HSH will be donating many units to the City as part of its new partnership. HSH has worked as a leader in bringing new technologies to assist the… read more

Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WLNS-TV Donate $5,000 to Izzo Legacy Foundation

The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation announced September 16 that it will donate $5,000 to the Izzo Legacy Foundation in Lansing, Michigan, on behalf of its WLNS-TV (Lansing). Created and developed by the family of legendary Michigan State University college basketball coach Tom Izzo, including his wife, Lupe, and their daughter Raquel, The Izzo Legacy Foundation’s… read more

WXYZ-TV Helping to Give the Gift of Literacy

Scripps Media’s WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has launched its annual “If You Give a Child a Book …” campaign, supported by the Scripps Howard Foundation.  In a release, the station says “we believe giving children books can take them to new places, open their imaginations, fuel big dreams, plant the seeds for future success and help break… read more

WKHM’s Charity Radiothon Raises Over $13k For Area Causes

McKibbin Media Group’s WKHM-FM (Jackson) held its second annual Charity Radiothon July 30. The on-air talent of K105.3, Jared “J-Rod” Hammond, Scott Clow and Jenny Lewis, broadcasted live from the K105.3 studio for 13 straight hours, accepting donations while completing fun and intense dares from their listeners based on fundraising goals. This year, K105.3 set… read more

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Announces New PSA

Nationally Recognized Musicians Support Michigan Tribal Communities Highlighting the Need for Increased Vaccinations Among Young Adults An award winning group with more than 30 million plays on Spotify is lending their music to Michigan tribal communities in a Public Service Announcement (PSA) encouraging the uptake of the COVID vaccines among young adults across Michigan. “The… read more

WCRZ Raises $101k for Whaley Children’s Center

Townsquare Media’s WCRZ-FM (Flint) raised over $100,000 for the Whaley Children’s Center with Roof Sit 2021. Morning show personalities Clay Church and Lisa Marie, along with Mindy Williams, President and CEO of Whaley Children’s Center, were living on the roof of the Grand Blanc McDonald’s for three days (7/14-16) to raise funds for the Children’s… read more

WKHM-FM Chooses Local Charities to Benefit From 13-hour Radiothon

McKibbin Media Group’s WKHM-FM (K105.3) (Jackson) has set its second annual Charity Radiothon for Friday, July 30th, 2021. The on-air talent of K105.3, Jared “J-Rod” Hammond, Scott Clow, and Jenny Lewis will be broadcasting live from the K105.3 studio for 13 hours to accept donations and completing crazy dares from their listeners based on fundraising… read more

WLEN and WQTE Team Up for Food Drive

Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) and Southeast Michigan Media’s WQTE-FM (Adrian) have announced that they are teaming up for community good. Each Tuesday for four weeks, the stations will host a county food drive to benefit local food pantries. The Bigg E (WQTE) and John Koehn (WLEN) will kick-off on July 13th at The Market House… read more

8 Community Newspapers Welcome WCMU Michigan News Group Interns

After a two-week training period at WCMU Public Media in Mount Pleasant, eight students began their first day at community newspapers across central and northern Michigan Tuesday (6/1). The Summer 2021 class of Michigan News Group interns are part of an innovative internship program that trains young journalists in their craft and enhances local journalism… read more