Northern Michigan / UP: November 2012 Archives

Newsmakers and links: Nov. 14, 2012


The Q106 Throwdown is back and with it local bands have a chance at cash, prizes and best of all, fame. Registration is going on now for the event.

Full story: Call goes out for bands for Q106 Throwdown in Lansing (Tue, 11/13)



Fine Tuning:

  • Another station goes all-Christmas as MacDonald Broadcasting's WSAG-FM 104.1 Pinconning / WSAM AM 1400 Saginaw make the seasonal flip from soft rock. An update to an earlier report from Toledo - WRVF-FM 101.5 went back to their normal programming on Monday, but will program Christmas this coming weekend and then go full time with the holiday format by Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Rich Spicer exits as Operations Manager at MacDonald-Garber's cluster in Cadillac that includes Hot AC WLXV-FM 96.7 (Mix 96), Sports WKAD-FM 93.7 and News/Talk WATT AM 1240. Spicer, who was also morning host at Mix 96, is exiting radio to take a teaching position.


Newsmakers and links: Nov. 18, 2012


I grew up in the 70s and 80s watching a whole lot of television weathercasts. It was a great time period to become fascinated with weather. We had the tornado outbreak in 1974, the Thanksgiving snowstorm in 1975, the ice storm of 1976, and of course the blizzard of 1978. During that era, watching all of these storms being broadcast by our favorite TV weatherperson formed many of the meteorologists you watch today.

Full story: Sonny Eliot made lasting impression on television meteorologists (Sat, 11/17)



Detroit Free Press:

Mitch Albom and WJR-AM (760) are teaming up to raise money for Detroit charities, they announced Friday. The Mitch Albom S.A.Y. Detroit Radiothon will take place Nov. 27 at the Somerset Collection in Troy.

Full story: Free Press columnist Mitch Albom and WJR-AM plan radiothon (Sat, 11/17)



Soo Evening News:

Country music is now being beamed into Northern Michigan from a new transmitting base near Indian River. Straits Country 95.3 FM is licensed by the FCC to operate as WWSS, Tuscarora Township. The radio station's owner, Dave Smith, said Thursday his programming fills a need in the Northern Michigan market.

Full story: New country radio station in town (Thu, 11/15)



Fine Tuning:

  • Contemporary Hits WCDY FM 107.9 Cadillac switched to an All-Christmas format on Saturday afternoon, returning to the "Sounds of the Season" temporarily - as the station did when it first launched.







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