Michigan Radio, the public radio station of the University of Michigan, finished a successful Spring Membership Drive last Friday, March 30, bringing in more than $730,000.
The 2007 Spring Membership Drive raised money through a variety of sources, including:
- Over $580,000 in contributions from listeners.
- Over $150,000 generated from corporate support linked to first-time and renewing member incentives. These incentives were critical in recruiting over 700 new members during the Spring Membership Drive.
This drive’s success amounts to a three percent increase in listener contributions over last spring’s drive. Membership support is the single largest source of income for the station.
“It’s gratifying to see that more and more listeners value our service and are willing to make a personal investment in supporting their station,” says Director of Broadcasting Steve Schram. “The success of Michigan Radio is in our listeners’ hands and they recognize their responsibility to keep the station strong.”
Michigan Radio includes WUOM (91.7 FM/Ann Arbor), WFUM-FM (91.1 FM/Flint), and WVGR (104.1 FM/Grand Rapids). Michigan Radio is a service of Michigan Public Media.
Ohio Media Watch is reporting that Michigan Radio has hired Vincent Duffy to take over as news director for WUOM/WFUM/WVGR as well have some opportunities to do some work for WFUM-TV 28 Flint. Duffy is currently the program director for Kent State University's WKSU, a job he will leave in May to make the move to Ann Arbor.
The news director slot at WUOM opened in February when Jerome Vaughn left the stations to rejoin WDET-FM 101.9 Detroit.
WOMC PD Steve Allan Exits:
CBS Oldies WOMC (THE MOTOR CITY'S 104.3)/DETROIT PD STEVE ALLAN and the station part ways after a three year run. No word on an official replacement, however consultant GARY BERKOWITZ is in the chair until a new PD is named. (Thu, 4/5)
Talk about your late Christmas gifts. Soft rocker WNIC-FM, traditionally the first station to play Christmas music by segueing Halloween's "Monster Mash" into Yuletide's "Come All Ye Faithful," ended up on the top of the radio ratings heap in Wednesday's Arbitron tote of listeners for December, January and February... Santa pulls WNIC ratings to the top (Thu, 4/5)
The first pitch has been thrown, pennant raised and hopes renewed. And for Tigers fans, that's only the beginning. They now have more choices in how -- and when -- to get their Tigers fix. Take Channel 7 (WXYZ). The station has added an interactive feature at wxyz.com called "The Dugout." Anchors/reporters Vic Faust and Tom Leyden, along with interactive content manager Dave Manning, post stories, interviews and other material that doesn't fit into the three- to four-minute daily sportscast. They were thrilled with their Web-only pregame show from Opening Day... 'Dugout' feature gives Tigers fans their fix (Thu, 4/5)
Top 5 stations among listeners age 12 and up: WNIC FM 100.3, WMXD FM 92.3, WJR AM 760, WJLB FM 97.9, and WKQI FM 95.5... Winter phase 2 radio ratings chart, Detroit (Wed, 4/4)
Veteran Detroit broadcaster and music aficionado, Judy Adams is doing two weekly radio shows available to metro Detroit listeners on two local FM stations: Smooth Jazz WVMV-FM 98.7 and College oriented CJAM-FM 91.5 and to music fans all over the world on the internet at V987.com and CJAM.ca.
This week's highlights:
- The Judy Adams Program, Tuesdays at 9:00 AM on CJAM, expresses the universality of music. Presenting an array of genres from different time periods that exemplify the ultimate musical expressions and creations from a culturally diverse palate. Jazz, rock, world, blues, folk, roots, electronic and beyond. On Tuesday April 10th, Judy will present music from the new Angelique Kidjo CD, "DJIN DJIN", with guest appearances by Carlos Santana, Amadou and Mariam, Alicia Keys and others.
- The Jazz Cafe Discovery Series Radio Program, Sundays at 11pm on WVMV, features live on tape performances of new and emerging Detroit-area Jazz talent recorded at the Jazz Cafe and at the Music Hall. On Sunday April 8th, performances by the Tracy Kash Thomas Quartet and M.L. Leiber's "Magic Poetry Band" recorded this past week at the Jazz Cafe Discovery Series at the Music Hall in downtown Detroit will be featured.