A former Flint television personality is suing over a decision not to renew her contract. Former ABC12 anchor, reporter and meteorologist Leslie Toldo filed a lawsuit against the station July 23 after she claims that her contract wasn't renewed by the station after she reported violations of women's civil rights to station management.
Full story: Former ABC12 reporter, meteorologist sues over racial, gender discrimination claims (Thu, 7/31)
Michigan Radio has won a national Clarion Award from The Association for Women in Communications for the news series "Shooting in Muskegon shed light on hero, and problems." The series, which originally aired in August 2013, won a Clarion Award in the category of Best Radio Documentary Series.
Full story: Michigan Radio Wins National Clarion Award (Thu, 7/31)
WJBK-TV Ch. 2 / MyFoxDetroit.com:
After 18-years of hosting Fox 2's Morning Show, WJBK television anchor Alan Lee has decided to pursue a new path in life. On Thursday, Lee anchored his last show morning show with co-host Anqunette Jamison.
Full story: Best of Luck Alan Lee (Thu, 7/31)
Battle Creek Enquirer (subscription):
Friday nights will sound a little different this fall as there will be a new voice for high school football on the local radio station. WBCK Radio in Battle Creek has announced it will provide another season of high school football games on 95.3 FM this fall, and there will be a new play-by-play announcer doing those games in Nate Adams.
Full story: New voice for high school football on WBCK (Thu, 7/31)
If necessity is the mother of invention, the folks at WMGC (105.1 FM) are taking the old saying to heart.
Full story: 105.1 FM one-ups -- and ups and ups -- 97.1 FM with sky-high perch at Lions practice (Thu, 7/31)
Grand Rapids Press:
National Public Radio's StoryCorps is on its way to Grand Rapids. Modeled after the Works Progress Administration from the Great Depression, the non-profit organization records, preserves and shares stories of Americans with other Americans.
Full story: Share your own story when NPR's StoryCorps returns to Grand Rapids (Thu, 7/31)