94.1 WVIC will make its flip to Classic Country "94.1 Duke-FM" on Monday, March 16. The changes in the Lansing market won't stop there. Current WVIC afternoon host Parker and middayer Mars will slide over to mornings at sister Classic Hits 92.9 WLMI replacing Tim Barron. WLNS-TV reports that WLMI may be switching to AC in the process.
Full story: 94.1 WVIC To Flip Monday; More Changes Coming To Lansing? (Fri, 3/13)
WLNS-TV Ch. 6 Lansing:
Tim Barron has been a major voice in the Capital Area for years. His morning radio show on WLMI on 92.9 has gathered tons and tons of fans over the years, and starting Monday those fans will have to find him at his new home on the internet. Due to a format change, Barron will no longer broadcast from the WLMI studio. Fans can catch him on his new internet radio show at timbarronsradiomichigan.com, Monday through Friday starting at 7am.
Full story: Capital Area Broadcaster Makes Move to Internet Radio (Fri, 3/13)
Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters wrap up annual conference
Lots of winners and acknowledgements from earlier in the week from Lansing:
- 2015 Student Award Winners
- Station of the Year winners include: WWJ AM, Detroit, WDIV-TV, Detroit, WKZO-AM/FM, Kalamazoo, WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, WLEN-FM, Adrian, WWTV/WWUP-TV, Cadillac/Traverse City, WKQS-FM, Marquette, WLUC-TV, Marquette, WGVU-FM, Grand Rapids, WDET-FM, Detroit, and WKAR-TV, East Lansing. The complete list of all winning entries in the Broadcast Excellence Awards competition
- 2015 Associate of the Year Award
- 2015 Carl E. Lee Engineering Awards
- Newly elected officers for the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters include: President: Eric Smith, Director of Broadcasting, Northern Michigan University Public Broadcasting; Vice-President: Gary Reid, Michigan State University Public Broadcasting; Treasurer: Jeff Forster, Detroit Public Television; Secretary: Michelle Srbinovich, WDET Public Radio
"Didn't you used to be Paul Carey?" He still is, thankfully, with an upbeat outlook on life firmly in place. As a broadcasting team, they were the diamonds of the diamond. Ernie Harwell and Paul Carey, partners in the booth for 19 years. Different in almost every way, yet solid friends.
Full story: Carey's golden voice remains a treasure of Tigers past (Fri, 3/13)
Detroit Free Press:
Attorney General Bill Schuette's office demonstrated poor judgment -- and a troubling ignorance of well-settled state law -- when it twice subpoenaed the notes of a reporter in the process of interviewing juvenile inmates last week at facilities run by the state Department of Corrections.
Full story: Schuette retracts ill-conceived subpoenas (Tue, 3/10)
WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit owned by Graham Media Group, finished the February, 2015 sweeps period the No. 1 choice for news viewers at 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m. In addition, WDIV's website, ClickOnDetroit.com, is metro Detroit's No. 1 local TV website with 77.9 million views, 26.9 million visits and 6.4 million users.
Full story: WDIV Riding High In The Motor City (Fri, 3/13)
- The University of Michigan's radio station wins award: State of Opportunity Wins Award for Foster Care Documentary.