For a second time in about a week, WAKV-AM in in Ostego, MI has had its computers hacked and locked by ransomware. After less than an hour after giving an interview to Radio Ink about ransomware that crippled his stations computers, WAKV has again been attacked by ransomware hackers.
Full story: Michigan AM taken hostage by hackers - again (Mon, 1/19)
Grand Rapids Press:
True crime is coming to WZZM 13. The Justice Network debuts tonight on West Michigan's ABC TV affiliate serving Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. Shows such as "Body of Evidence," starring forensic profiler Dayle Hinman; "The Investigators," a documentary series exploring the complexity of the criminal justice system; and "Missing Persons Unit," stories of people who've vanished unexpectedly, will be broadcast over the air and on cable services in West Michigan.
Full story: WZZM TV debuts The Justice Network tonight airing on subchannel 13.3 (Tue, 1/20)
Broadcasting & Cable:
The Fox Television Station group has acquired the rights to FremantleMedia North America's (FMNA) new digital channel, BUZZR TV, which showcases FremantleMedia's library of game show content. The new digital multicast network will launch this summer and air in all 17 of Fox's markets, including nine out of the country's top 10 and 14 out of the top 20. FMNA CEO Thom Beers has made launching this channel, which currently also exists as a YouTube channel, a top priority for the business, according to FMNA.
Full story: Fox TV Stations Acquire BUZZR TV, New Multicast Net from FremantleMedia North America (Tue, 1/20)
- WFDF AM 910 Farmington Hills/Detroit is on the air with Black Gospel programming as The Word Network has closed on its $3,000,000 purchase of the station from Radio Disney.