LANSER BROADCASTING Contemporary Christian WJQK (JQ99.3)/GRAND RAPIDS has a new on-air lineup for 2015. CECI LEBARGE & ADAM MCNUTT kick-off the day as the new morning team, followed by SABRINA FAIRCHILD who moves from mornings to the workday. Afternoons also has a new look with PD/ACE MCKAY joining sidekick JEFF VELEY for the drive home. "THE WALLY SHOW" will continue in the evening slot.
Full story: WJQK Debuts New Morning And Afternoon Teams (Tue, 1/6)
It was announced today that Sally Eisele, a 30-plus year veteran of the radio industry, has been named as the general manager of Interlochen Public Radio. Eisele comes to Michigan from Chicago Public Media where she worked for 10 years at WBEZ-FM (91.5), most recently as managing editor of public affairs.
Full story: Sally Eisele named general manager of Interlochen Public Radio (Tue, 1/6)
Many Saginaw country fans considered Little Jimmy Dickens one of their own, a hometown boy whose Down Home Boys would play Studio A in the '50s at WKNX-AM at South Washington and Federal.
Full story: Saginaw-area remembers Little Jimmy Dickens from his days at WKNX (Tue, 1/6)
Lansing State Journal (pay site):
A local morning show will soon say farewell to a beloved anchor. Evan Pinsonnault, morning anchor and features reporter at WLNS-TV, is leaving Michigan to move to West Hollywood.
Full story: WLNS morning anchor Evan Pinsonnault leaving for California (Wed, 1/7)
- Jack Ebling's afternoon program 'The Drive' has exited Townsquare Media/Lansing Sports WVFN AM 730.
- Spring Arbor University has made some changes to its radio offerings in the Lansing/Jackson area: The student-focused Christian format known as 'The Message' has moved from WJKN-FM 89.3 to AM 1540 KTGG. FM 89.3 is now simulcasting the positive adult contemporary format of Spring Arbor's "Home FM", WSAE-FM 106.9.
Closer to Lansing, a new FM translator for WSAE has signed on. W252CN 98.3 is licensed to Holt and covers more of the western areas of Lansing that may not have been served as well by another Lansing translator of WSAE, heard on 104.7 FM.
Also of note is that WJKN AM 1510 is now owned by Jackson-Lansing Catholic Radio as "Good Shepherd Radio"; that station also has an FM translator in Jackson, 93.3 W227BY. At one time WJKN was owned by Spring Arbor University and was simulcasting KTGG.