Category: Broadcasting Industry News

WDET’s Ismael Ahmed Receives globalFEST’s Pioneer Award

WDET-FM (Detroit) program host Ismael Ahmed has been honored with globalFEST’s Pioneer Award in recognition for his work fusing the power of culture and equity at the community and national levels. globalFEST is one of the country’s preeminent organizations dedicated to promoting global and American regional musical traditions. Ahmed was one of five honorees at… read more

Woodward Sports Network and Beasley Media Group Announce Groundbreaking Partnership

On February 3, Woodward Sports Network (WSN), Detroit’s first all-digital sports media company announced a sports content distribution partnership with Beasley Media Group. Under the partnership, Woodward Sports will provide daily highlights from the world of sports. It will feature WSN talent such as Sean Baligian, former Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell, four-time Stanley… read more

Gray to Acquire Quincy Media

On February 1, Gray Television, Inc. (“Gray” or “ we”) (NYSE: GTN) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Quincy Media, Inc. (“Quincy” or “ QMI”) for $925 million in cash. Upon closing the transaction, Gray will own television stations serving 102 television markets that collectively reach 25.4 percent of US television… read more

NAB Announces Creation of Advisory Committee Focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today (1/28) announced the creation of an advisory committee to the NAB Board of Directors that will provide insights and suggestions on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues. The committee will consist of senior-level broadcasters who are women and people of color, and may include current NAB and NAB… read more

WCMU Hosts Conversation on ‘COVID Virus & Vaccines’

On January 19, WCMU Public Media (Mt. Pleasant) hosted a virtual conversation, “WCMU Pop-Up: COVID Virus & Vaccines,” an insight on how local Michigan communities are controlling COVID-19 and keeping their communities safe. According to a press release from WCMU Public Media, new data about how the spread was impacted by the holiday season will… read more