Tamar Charney http://michiganradio.org en A reminder of Detroit in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic http://michiganradio.org/post/reminder-detroit-quebec-town-lac-m-gantic <p>When I realized I was vacationing less than an hour from Lac-Mégantic last week, I grabbed my passport and went.</p><p>I somehow needed to see for myself what&nbsp;happened there.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Tamar Charney 16723 at http://michiganradio.org A reminder of Detroit in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic Michigan Radio Listener Survey http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-listener-survey-1 <p>As a Michigan Radio listener, we hope you appreciate the station’s news reporting, our community focus, and our ongoing efforts to improve our service.&nbsp; A part of that process is to survey listeners and website users like you - to hear your opinions on a wide range of issues.&nbsp; This input has been a valuable resource for us in our short and long-term planning.<br /> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:23:52 +0000 Tamar Charney 15025 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio Listener Survey A Note about Michigan Radio's Live Stream http://michiganradio.org/post/note-about-michigan-radios-live-stream <p><span style='color: black; font-family: "Georgia","serif"; font-size: 10.5pt; mso-ansi-language: EN;' lang="EN">Thank you for your patience over the last few weeks as we made some much needed updates to the ways you can stream Michigan Radio online. We know that some users have experienced problems in listening to the station on their computer or smartphone and we've been working hard to correct the problems.</span></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 14:56:08 +0000 Tamar Charney 12577 at http://michiganradio.org Listener Survey: How do you use technology to access news? http://michiganradio.org/post/listener-survey-how-do-you-use-technology-access-news <p>You're probably aware that we've been working hard for the past couple of years to stay ahead of rapid changes in the radio landscape.<br><br>I'm writing now to ask for your opinion.</p><p>Our goal is to continue to provide the news &amp; information you want the way that you want it, so I'm inviting you to share your opinions about technology in our annual survey.<br><br>You are invited to participate and tell us how you use your conventional radio, Facebook, iPods, smartphones, tablets, streaming and the Web to stay connected to entertainment, news, and updates from Michigan Radio and other sources.</p><p>Whether you use all these devices/platforms or not, we value your opinion.</p><div>Your responses will be kept completely confidential, and we will never share your personal information with anyone. We'll only use the information you provide to enhance our service.<br><br>Just click the link below to participate in the survey. It’s a fairly long survey, but your input is important to help us determine where to allocate resources.<br>&nbsp;</div><p><em><strong><a href="http://www.jacobsmediaonline.com/wuom.htm" target="_blank">http://www.jacobsmediaonline.<wbr>com/wuom.htm</a></strong></em><br><br>Thanks in advance for your time and for your support of Michigan Radio.</p><p>Please be aware that the survey is comprehensive and may take as long as 15 minutes to complete.&nbsp; We need this information in order to better serve our listeners.</p><p>Thank you in advance for your time. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:05:42 +0000 Tamar Charney 12156 at http://michiganradio.org Listener Survey: How do you use technology to access news? In this morning's news: right-to-work and the new emergency manager law are in effect http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-right-work-and-new-emergency-manager-law-are-effect <p><strong>Michigan is now the nation’s 24th right-to-work state</strong>. The law took effect yesterday. Opponents of the law held vigils yesterday and vowed to continue to try to repeal the law in court and through legislative action.&nbsp; Supporters of the law say there’s no reason to fear right-to-work.</p><p><strong>Michigan's new emergency manager law also went into effect yesterday.</strong> The Reverend Al Sharpton’s "National Action Network" is joining the fight against the law. The group joined unions, clergy, and other civil rights groups in filing a federal lawsuit.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:34:14 +0000 Tamar Charney 11927 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's news: right-to-work and the new emergency manager law are in effect Facing our Future Means Nurturing New Shows and Talents http://michiganradio.org/post/facing-our-future-means-nurturing-new-shows-and-talents <p>Over the past year, we’ve been making some changes to the Michigan Radio schedule. I know that for some, these changes have been for the better, while others wish we’d left well enough alone. Over the next few years, there will likely be more adjustments to our mix of shows as we work to determine what will best meet the needs of our listening audience in the years to come.<br> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:00:58 +0000 Tamar Charney 11600 at http://michiganradio.org Facing our Future Means Nurturing New Shows and Talents Michigan Radio Fall Program Changes http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-fall-program-changes <p>We're making some changes to our program schedule starting this weekend. Beginning on Saturday, "The Moth Radio Hour" will move to its new time at noon. While "Ask Me Another" is an exciting new offering from NPR, we heard from many of you that noon wasn’t the right time slot for this new show, it will now air Saturdays at 4pm.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:46:10 +0000 Tamar Charney 9147 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio Fall Program Changes Take the Michigan Radio listener survey http://michiganradio.org/post/take-michigan-radio-listener-survey-0 <p>As a Michigan Radio listener, we hope you appreciate the station&rsquo;s news reporting and our ongoing efforts to improve our service.&nbsp; Part of that process is to survey listeners like you - to get your opinions on a wide range of issues.&nbsp; Listener input has been a valuable resource for us in our short and long-term planning.<br /><br /> We&rsquo;d like to better understand economic conditions in Michigan, and how our station can better provide programming that meets your needs on this topic.<br /> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:28:13 +0000 Tamar Charney 8465 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit recording company preserves local sound http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-recording-company-preserves-local-sound-0 <p>If you ran into Stephen Nawara nine years ago, he was probably off touring as the bassist of the Detroit-based band, <a href="http://www.electricsix.com/">Electric Six</a>. Some of their top 10 hits include songs like “Danger High Voltage,” and most recently, “Gay Bar.” But now he volunteers 40 hours of his time outside of his day job to work on his record label, The <a href="http://beehiverecording.com/">Beehive Recording Company</a>.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Tamar Charney 7890 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit recording company preserves local sound 91.7 WUOM on reduced power today http://michiganradio.org/post/917-wuom-reduced-power-today <p>Michigan Radio&#39;s 91.7 WUOM signal in Ann Arbor and Detroit will be operating on reduced power&nbsp; between 11a.m. and 2p.m. This interruption is necessary in order to allow our engineers to safely perform required annual maintenance work on the tower lighting. We apologize for the disruption.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 15:52:22 +0000 Tamar Charney 5430 at http://michiganradio.org WFUM 91.1 will be off air starting at 10 a.m. http://michiganradio.org/post/wfum-911-will-be-air-starting-10-am <p>Engineers will be doing repair work on Michigan Radio&#39;s broadcast tower in Goodrich. As a result, WFUM 91.1 will be off the air for several hours starting at 10 a.m. Listeners in the Flint area may be able to receive Michigan Radio&#39;s 91.7 signal or listen online at http://www.michiganradio.org/</p><p>We apologize for the disruption, but the outage is required in order to allow our engineers to safely make repairs to F.A.A and F.C.C. required tower lighting.</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:14:43 +0000 Tamar Charney 5347 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio Listener Survey http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-radio-listener-survey <p>At Michigan Radio, our goal is simple - to best serve the communities and audiences that are within our coverage area, as well as those who are able to access our programming content using the many new digital tools that are now available.</p><p>With all of this abundant technology, however, we haven&#39;t lost sight of the relationship that forms between our station and you, our listener.&nbsp; Below is a link to a brief survey that we asking you to fill out.</p><p>It will only take 7-10 minutes of your time, and we believe the results will be very important in our ongoing efforts to better understand the needs of our audience.</p><p>The survey is focused on the types of relationships that you desire with us, and how we can best fulfill your needs.&nbsp; We realize this is an especially busy time of the year, but our goal is to hit the ground running in 2012, and this survey is an important piece of our planning for the coming year.</p><p>Just click the link below to take the survey, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em><a href="http://www.jacobsmedia.com/michiganradio/">Michigan Radio Listener Survey</a></em></strong></p><p><wbr><p>Thanks in advance for your time and your thoughts, and best wishes for safe, happy holidays. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Tamar Charney 5267 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Radio Listener Survey WVGR 104.1 on Reduced Power http://michiganradio.org/post/wvgr-1041-reduced-power <p>There is ice on Michigan Radio&#39;s WVGR 104.1 West Michigan tower. The ice has reduced the output of the transmitter meaning people in West Michigan may be experiencing bad reception of the station. We apologize for the inconvenience.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:14:39 +0000 Tamar Charney 5163 at http://michiganradio.org Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System today http://michiganradio.org/post/nationwide-test-emergency-alert-system-today <p>Michigan Radio will participate in a <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/emergency-alert-system-nationwide-test"><strong>nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System</strong></a> today.</p><p>The test will last about 30 seconds and will happen today right around 2 p.m.</p><p>The test will be heard on the radio and seen on local, cable, and satellite TV.</p><p><em>Please do not be alarmed.</em></p><p>It will just be a test of the nationwide emergency alert system.</p><p>Again this test will take place today at 2 p.m. Wed, 09 Nov 2011 11:00:23 +0000 Tamar Charney 4701 at http://michiganradio.org Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System today Take the Michigan Radio listener survey http://michiganradio.org/post/take-michigan-radio-listener-survey <p>As a Michigan Radio listener, we hope you enjoy our programming, and our ongoing efforts to provide new ways for you to interact with the station.</p><p>Part of that process is to survey listeners like you to get your opinions on a wide range of issues.</p><p>We&#39;d love to hear what you think!</p><p><a href="http://www.jacobsmedia.com/greatlakes/michigan.htm"><strong><em>TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY</em></strong> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 23:00:00 +0000 Tamar Charney 4813 at http://michiganradio.org Take the Michigan Radio listener survey WFUM 91.1 is off the air http://michiganradio.org/post/wfum-911-air <p>Our Flint area signal, WFUM 91.1, is off the air. A pole fire has interrupted electrical service to the transmitter. Consumers Energy says they expect power will be restored by 10:30a.</p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:19:17 +0000 Tamar Charney 4634 at http://michiganradio.org WFUM 91.1 off the air http://michiganradio.org/post/wfum-911-air-0 <p>Our technical staff is making electrical repairs at our WFUM transmitter. This work means WFUM 91.1 in the Flint area will be off the air for about an hour.</p> Fri, 27 May 2011 13:19:51 +0000 Tamar Charney 2667 at http://michiganradio.org Analysis: Protests in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana http://michiganradio.org/post/analysis-protests-michigan-wisconsin-ohio-and-indiana <p>Protesters headed to Lansing yesterday to voice their displeasure with the budget cuts in Governor Snyder&#39;s budget proposal.&nbsp; People were also there yesterday in support of the cuts.<br /><br />Michigan Radio&#39;s political analyst Jack Lessenberry discussed the protests on Michigan Radio this morning.</p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:47:53 +0000 Tamar Charney 1386 at http://michiganradio.org Analysis: Protests in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana Juggling for love & money http://michiganradio.org/post/juggling-love-money <p><span class="article-content"><span>(By Kyle Norris) Gerry Bose has worked as paint contractor for much of his life in new construction. He actually painted the insides of a lot of new mc-mansions. But when the housing bubble burst a few years ago, Bose lost 80% of his work. Since then he&#39;s laid off his two employees, and he&#39;s had to scramble for work as a painter.<br /> <br /> But he&#39;s also had more time and energy to book jobs as a juggler.<br /> Wed, 29 Sep 2010 20:26:06 +0000 Tamar Charney 110 at http://michiganradio.org Juggling for love & money