Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced today that its CBS affiliate WJMN Marquette, Mich. (DMA 180), will launch two weekday newscasts beginning in April. Branded as "Local 3," the newscasts will air Monday through Friday at 6 and 11 p.m. in full HD. Local 3 News will originate from a new, state-of-the-art broadcast facility currently under construction just west of Marquette, in what will become WJMN-TV Plaza.
Full story: WJMN to introduce local news, go HD (Thu, 3/13)
- Greater Media/Detroit Classic Rock WCSX-FM 94.7 has partnered with the USPS to help unveil the post office's new stamp honoring rock legend Jimi Hendrix. The official reveal party kicks off with a spirited rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner at The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music in Royal Oak at 9:00 a.m. today, Friday, March 14th - details on WCSX.com.
- Cumulus' Media/Detroit News/Talk WJR AM 760's Paul W. Smith will host the station's annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration live from the Detroit Athletic Club on Monday, March 17th from 6 - 10 a.m. Influential business and political leaders will be on hand for the wearing of the green.
- Congratulations to all the Michigan Association of Broadcasters 2013 award winners - Station of the Year honors were announced on Wednesday in Lansing at MAB's annual awards banquet.
The Wayne County prosecutor has declined to file charges against journalist Charlie LeDuff for his involvement in a 2013 brawl during the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Full story: Fox 2's LeDuff won't face charges in 2013 St. Patrick's Day brawl (Thu, 3/13)
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Michael Patrick Shiels will broadcast his syndicated morning radio and television show live from Ireland on St. Patrick's Day. "Michigan's Big Show starring Michael Patrick Shiels" will originate Monday from the Dromoland Castle Hotel and Country Estate, in County Clare, near Shannon.
Full story: Michael Patrick Shiels will broadcast 'Michigan's Big Show' from Ireland March 17 (Thu, 3/13 --- $)