West Michigan: Newsmakers July 14, 2008




WLAV, Tony Gates nominated for Marconi Awards

Heritage classic rocker WLAV FM 96.9 Grand Rapids has been nominated for a Marconi Award as Medium Market Station of the Year and the station's afternoon man Tony Gates has been similarly recognized in the Medium Market Personality of the Year category.

Established in 1989, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards were named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi. The winners will be announced on September 18 at the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show which is held during The NAB Radio Show at the Austin,TX Convention Center.




WWMT Newschannel 3's Anchor Jeff McAtee has decided to leave the anchor chair to go on active duty in the Navy. He will be serving overseas as a Commander in Naples, Italy. Jeff has been the co-anchor of Newschannel 3's 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm and 11pm for the past 3 years. He also helped launch and anchor Newschannel 3's 10pm newscast on the CW7. Jeff's last day at the WWMT anchor desk will be on July 18th. Jeff has been a part of the Unites States Navy for quite a while. This September marks his 20th anniversary of service... Goodbye Jeff McAtee (Mon, 7/14)




WJQK Hosted 40K People On July 4th: LANSER Christian AC WJQK/GRAND RAPIDS held its annual "Celebration Freedom" fest on JULY 4th to over 40,000 people. "This celebration with music, food, rides and fireworks is an outreach to our community and it's absolutely free. Thousands of families who aren't regular Christian music listeners attend annually BECAUSE it's free. In the process, they are introduced to the station and it's positive message," said PD GARY THOMPSON. (Mon, 7/14)







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