Michigan Almanac: May 2011 Archives


Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will take questions May 13 from public radio listeners across the state on education reform, the state budget and the economy during a special broadcast being labeled "A Conversation With Governor Rick Snyder."... Gov. Rick Snyder to take questions from public radio listeners on state budget issues, education reform (Wed, 5/4)



Flint Journal:

Former WJRT news anchor Bill Harris had a blast getting back on the air today to cover a homeland security training conference in Grand Rapids, but the longtime TV newsman said he couldn't comment on what the return means for his future with ABC12... Former ABC12 anchor Bill Harris enjoyed on-air return, unsure of future with WJRT (Tue, 5/3)




FSports agent NATE MCCRAY is launching his own weekly talk show to air on SALEM Talk WDTK-A/DETROIT. "WHAT'S THE SCOOP" will debut JUNE 12th and will air SUNDAYs at 5p... Sports Agent To Launch Talk Show On WDTK/Detroit (Wed, 5/4)


The bidding has ended in the FCC's Auction 91 with only four bids being made on the seven available FM allocations in Michigan. Three of the four bids were made in the first round on three different frequencies and wound up being successful. The fourth was made in the sixth round and also was successful. All four bids were made at the opening price for their respective allocation.

Next steps before these allocations hit the air include making payment to the FCC, engineering planning, and the application and approval of construction permits. The entire process could take several years.

The four allocations that were bid on were in Ferrysburg, Cheyboygan, Pentwater, and Onaway. The three allocations that will remain with the FCC to be offered again during a future auction were in Fife Lake, Crystal Falls, and Harrison.

Despite a large number of qualified bidders, only 108 of the 144 available allocations were bid on nationwide.


  • Class A   93.1 Ferrysburg - WGHN, Inc for $100,000 (round 1)
  • Class C3  97.7 Cheboygan- Del Reynolds for $15,000 (round 1)
  • Class A   103.9 Pentwater - Lopester Broadcasting for $15,000 (round 6)
  • Class C2  106.3 Onaway - Michigan Broadcasters LLC for $20,000 (round 1)
  • Class C3  95.9 Fife Lake - no bids
  • Class C2  103.9 Crystal Falls - no bids
  • Class A   103.9 Harrison - no bids







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