WNIL AM 1290 Niles has reportedly changed its format from adult standards to syndicated talk. Earlier this year, the station ended its local-based news and talk programs in favor of all satellite fed music.
Local ABC affiliate WZZM-TV (Channel 13) has announced participants for its second "Dancing with the Stars" local edition. Those brave enough to participate include WZZM anchor Juliet Dragos, WLAV-FM's Kevin Matthews, WLHT-FM morning personality Nanette, Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Bernard Taylor... Local 'celebrities' to dance with local 'stars' (Sun, 3/18)
Female country duo Bomshel was the toast of B-93's 2006 Birthday Bash outdoor concert and performed last fall to an enthusiastic crowd at The Intersection. Singer Buffy Lawson and fiddle player Kristy O. return Saturday night to the 'Section... Birthday Bash favorites return (Sun, 3/18)
Doug Montgomery of WBCT-FM (93.7) has been named one of the top country program directors in the country by Radio Ink Magazine... Magazine lauds Montgomery (Sun, 3/18)
WOOD-TV (Channel 8) producer Joy Wellington is being recognized with a Gracie Allen award for Individual Achievement as a News Producer in a Series or Special. For 10 years, Wellington has served as executive producer of community affairs for WOOD, WOTV (Channel 4) and WXSP (Channel 15)... WOOD producer honored (Sun, 3/18)
Talk about more exposure for regional and emerging bands. Community radio station WYCE-FM (88.1) will up the musical ante by launching two free concert series within the next week -- the ever-popular Hat Trick Concert Series with emerging talent at One Trick Pony and a new set of performances spotlighting Michigan bands as part of the station's spring fund drive. The 12 fund-drive concerts -- which begin at 7:15 p.m. Monday with a performance by Grand Rapids string band Nobody's Darlin' -- will continue nightly through March 29... WYCE launches two free concert series (Sun, 3/18)