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CBS Radio and Townsquare Media form partnership to launch Michigan News Network

CBS Radio/Detroit and Townsquare Media, a national owner/operator of radio stations that includes Michigan operations in Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Kalamazoo have announced a new partnership that creates the Michigan News Network (MNN). The venture will provide affiliated stations across the state with news, sports and other local content produced by CBS Radio's All-news WWJ AM 950 and Sports WXYT-FM 97.1.

MNN is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, Sept. 2nd on nearly 20 radio stations in the Detroit, Flint, Lansing, Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor markets.

MNN will offer top-of-the-hour broadcasts weekdays from 6:00 AM-7:00 PM and 60-second sports updates three times per day during the same time period. CBS Radio's content will be licensed by Townsquare Media, which will serve as the exclusive syndication partner and manage affiliate relationships. The partnership hopes to become the state's preeminent radio news and information source.

"CBS Radio's Detroit stations have served as the authoritative voice of the community for many years, establishing themselves among the market's most credible brands and news sources," said CBS Radio President and CEO Dan Mason. "We are excited to be working with Townsquare to distribute our award-winning programming to listeners across the entire state of Michigan, while also realizing the highest value for our content."

"Townsquare Media has a constant focus on providing live, local and vital information to the communities we serve," said Townsquare Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steven Price. "We are thrilled to partner with CBS Radio to provide important statewide content to the residents of Michigan. The Michigan News Network will also offer a new and impactful environment for clients who want to reach Michigan consumers on a statewide basis."

 


 

Cumulus Media/Detroit inviting listeners to name their babies after Nash FM to celebrate Labor Day

This coming holiday weekend, Friday August 29th - Monday September 2nd, expectant parents listening to Cumulus Media/Detroit's Nash FM (WDRQ-FM 93.1) will be invited to name their new arrivals "Nash" in exchange for 93 free diapers.

The new baby must have Nash as its legal first or middle name, with a birth certificate as proof, and be born between Friday and Monday. Any new parents who have babies and legally name the Nash will get the 93 diapers - as long as they notify the station by close of business on Tuesday, September 2nd. Visit nashfm931.com for complete rules and details.

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Fox Sports Detroit:

FOX Sports Detroit to air 71 regular-season Red Wings games

 

FOX Sports Detroit to air 80 regular-season Pistons games

 

 

 

Grand Rapids Press:

FOX 17's Sarah Brodhead, after seven years, is leaving WXMI-TV in September. The FOX 17 morning news anchor recently announced on her Facebook page that she's leaving the West Michigan FOX affiliate on Sept. 19.

Full story: FOX 17 morning anchor announces departure from WXMI-TV (Mon, 8/25)

 


 

TVSpy.com:

A report aired on Fox-owned WJBK in Detroit has been described as "especially disturbing" by GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy group. According to a post by GLAAD's Dani Heffernan, several Detroit reporters used language that is considered discriminatory in their stories about a series of shootings being investigated as hate crimes. The victims were transgender women. WXYZ's story includes a banner describing the victims as "transgender men", while the web story describes the victims as "transgender women."

Full story: GLAAD Calls Out WJBK for 'Disturbing' Report on Hate Crimes (Mon, 8/25)

 


 

ClickOnDetroit.com / WDIV-TV Ch. 4 Detroit:

WDIV-Local 4 continues its tradition of covering metro Detroit's biggest events. Local 4 will air a half-hour special from Ford Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak. A wide variety of food, music and art will be on display throughout the Labor Day weekend and Local 4 gives viewers a sneak peek into the excitement. Airing Friday, August 29 at 8 p.m., the primetime show will highlight the must-see attractions, including some of the more than 200 performances taking place on ten stages and the new activities this year.

Full story: Local 4 broadcasts live from Ford Arts, Beats and Eats (Mon, 8/25)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Hired: Mike Juliano, as Director of Sales for Greater Media/Detroit's Classic Rock WCSX-FM 94.7, Active Rock WRIF-FM 101.1 and Sports WMGC-FM 105.1.

 

 

 

AllAccess.com:

ROY E. HENDERSON has won FCC approval to move WCUZ/BEAR LAKE, MI from 100.1 FM to 100.7 FM and upgrade from Class A to Class C3. The move also necessitates the change in an open allocation at CUSTER, MI from 100.5 to 99.9 FM and the downgrade of FAMILY LIFE COMMUNICATIONS Contemporary Christian WUGN/MIDLAND, MI from Class C to Class C0.

Full story: FCC OKs Upgrade Of Michigan FM (Fri, 8/22)

 


 

Saginaw News:

It was 1969, the United States population had reached 200 million, the median household income was around $8,000 and a postage stamp cost six cents. Saginaw's and part of Flint's black communities that September would be introduced to a new source for entertainment and news -- WWWS 107.1 FM, known as W3 Soul.

Full story: Saginaw DJs to celebrate 45th reunion with dance party (Thu, 8/21)

 


 

Speaker/broadcaster Lisa Barry to help launch "Transformational Tuesday" series in Rochester

Detroit-area broadcaster and inspirational speaker Lisa Barry will kick off a new series of personal development classes called Transformational Tuesdays. She will speak about Powering through as Positive as Possible, on Tuesday August 26, 2014, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Soul Space, 210 W. University Road at Pine St., Downtown Rochester, Michigan. The series is sponsored by Dean's List Publishers, a Michigan artisanal book publisher.

Barry describes her speaking style as, "I'm all about empowering people with self-love and self-awareness to live a happier and balanced life." Barry has been featured on several area stations, including WJR, WNIC, WYCD and WXYT-AM. She is also heard each week on Body, Mind, Spirit Radio, as host of the "Today's Inspiration" Internet radio program, which airs each Tuesday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am ET. She is also in demand as a speaker, emcee and host for special events.

Dean La Douceur, President of Dean's List Publishing, says "I am truly delighted to have Lisa kick off our series." He adds, "We will be hosting these events on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. We have scheduled speakers, experts and leaders who can have you move beyond where you are now, and move you forward in your goals and dreams." Future speakers include Speaker and Success Coach Michael Wickett, Parent Coach Mary Ellen La Douceur, Reverend Ronald F. Scott of the Spiritual Life Center - Troy, and Natural Food Consultant Katina O. Shaw. Admission is based upon a suggested love offering. For more information including dates and speakers or to reserve your place, go to http://transformationaltuesdayclasses.blogspot.com or call Dean's List Publishing directly at 248-383-5793.

 

 

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