Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Mar 28, 2007




Religious WOAP AM 1080 Owosso returned to the air on Monday, March 26th. The daytime-only station has been simulcasting the programming from Catholic WCAR AM 1090 Livonia Detroit.

Prior to Monday, WOAP had been off the air since April, 2006.

For sixth consecutive year, CMU's MHTV is named Michigan's stop college station

Central Michigan University's student-run television station has earned the Michigan Association of Broadcasters' top award for the sixth year in a row. Moore Hall Television was named College Station of the Year during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Exposition, which took place in March in Lansing. The recognition was based on awards the station received in several MAB television competition categories, as well as an essay explaining the station's merit. Professional radio and television broadcasters from around the state judged the collegiate entries. In the 2007 MAB competition, MHTV won seven awards, including a sweep of the large group category. Programming on MHTV is entirely written and produced by students.

"The MHTV staff and show producers work extremely hard, putting in hundreds of hours of work each semester. So, I am happy to see them get the ongoing recognition they so richly deserve," said MHTV faculty adviser Kevin Corbett. "We are especially proud to have won this year because the competition was exceptionally tight."

News Central 34 faculty adviser Rick Sykes said winning Station of the Year for six consecutive years is no small task. "It's certainly an honor for us," said Sykes. "It's a tribute to the students, both to their dedication to the show and their dedication to putting on the best show possible. The competition for the coveted Station of the Year award continues to be fierce, with new competitors coming in all the time. We never take that honor for granted."

In the Mount Pleasant area, MHTV programming can be seen on channel 34 on the CMU campus and on Charter Communications channel 23 off campus from 5 to 9 p.m. weekdays, with a midnight replay.







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