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WEMU Hosts Pop Up Fundraisers

By: Molly Motherwell General Manager, WEMU Broadcast media had to pivot quickly when the pandemic hit and everything shut down. In addition to trying to adjust to work from home, soothing an anxious staff and audience, and trying to handle the avalanche of news and information that came our way, WEMU and other public broadcasters… read more

Michigan Radio’s Steve Schram appointed to Nielsen Audio Advisory Council

Steve Schram, Executive Director and General Manager of Michigan Radio – WUOM, Ann Arbor, has been selected to serve as the sole representative for Public Radio on the Nielsen Audio Advisory Council. The Council is a forum for Nielsen clients to share their interests, concerns, and suggestion about Nielsen’s service and to hear the perspective… read more

Congress Approves Relief for Public Media Stations

On March 10, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate coronavirus relief legislation.  Within this legislation was $175 million in COVID-related assistance for the nation’s 1,400 public radio and television stations. The funds, to be distributed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, will help maintain local stations’ enhanced programming and services, and protect the… read more

Brett Dahlberg Joins WCMU Public Radio

WCMU Public Radio (Mt. Pleasant) has announced that Brett Dahlberg has joined the station as a general assignment reporter. He was previously the health reporter at WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester, N.Y., and has filed stories for National Public Radio, IEEE Spectrum, The Village Voice and other outlets. Brett earned a master’s degree in journalism… read more

WKAR’s Elkins Elected to America’s Public Television Stations Board

America’s Public Television Stations announced February 16 that Susi Elkins, director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University has been elected to serve as professional vice chair on the board of the nonprofit organization. The mission of APTS is to ensure a strong and financially sound public television system… read more

Michigan Radio Joins Solutions Journalism Partnership to Cover Local Caregivers

Caregivers are in short supply due to a rapidly growing older population that is living longer and requiring more assistance. The caregivers who step up – both family members and those who are paid to do the job — face many physical, emotional and financial challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Michigan Radio… read more

Michigan Radio to host An Evening with NPR White House Correspondent Franco Ordoñez

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., Michigan Radio will continue the station’s Speaker Series with a virtual event featuring NPR White House Correspondent Franco Ordoñez. Franco Ordoñez is a White House Correspondent for NPR’s Washington Desk. Before he came to NPR in 2019, Ordoñez covered the White House for McClatchy. In those roles… read more

WDET’s Ismael Ahmed Receives globalFEST’s Pioneer Award

WDET-FM (Detroit) program host Ismael Ahmed has been honored with globalFEST’s Pioneer Award in recognition for his work fusing the power of culture and equity at the community and national levels. globalFEST is one of the country’s preeminent organizations dedicated to promoting global and American regional musical traditions. Ahmed was one of five honorees at… read more