Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers Feb. 17, 2011




Lansing State Journal:

WKARMargaret Nielsen of East Lansing loves her public radio. So much that some radios in her house are tuned to MSU-based WKAR, for jazz and folk music and local news, while another reels in public affairs programming from Ann Arbor-based WUOM.

"I would very much miss public TV and radio if they went away," said Nielsen, 68, a retired social work professor.

But the U.S. House could vote as soon as today to cut appropriations for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides public radio and TV programming. Possibilities include reducing funds already allocated for the 2011 fiscal year and eliminating future funding.For Michigan State University's WKAR-FM, WKAR-AM and WKAR-TV, that could spell disaster.

"We would have to severely cut back on our services, and that would be our local programming," said DeAnne Hamilton, WKAR's general manager.

About 15 percent of WKAR-TV's budget for 2010 came from federal sources, Hamilton said, amounting to about $1 million. WKAR radio received about $300,000 during 2010... Local public broadcasting programs would be severely cut, WKAR says (Thu, 2/17)




WIOGCITADEL Top 40 WIOG/SAGINAW, MI has been searching some time now for someone to team up with PD DEMAS, who hosts THE EARLY SHIFT. They looked far and wide, only to discover the winning candidate was right down the hall all along. Say hello to BOB MOORE, formerly with NEXTMEDIA Hot AC WGER, but most recently in the employ at the CITADEL cluster... WIOG/Saginaw Adds Morning Co-Host (Thu, 2/17)


WCENCongrats to NEXTMEDIA Country WCEN/SAGINAW, who raised $77,859 for ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL during their recent COUNTRY CARES FOR ST. JUDE KIDS radiothon. Their two-day event was held last THURSDAY (2/10) and FRIDAY (2/11). PD JOBY PHILLIPS tells ALL ACCESS that this year they surpassed last year's amount by $20,000... WCEN Raises Over $77K During 'Country Cares For St. Jude' Radiothon (Wed, 2/16)







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