radio http://michiganradio.org en Happy Birthday, Michigan Radio! Celebrating 65 years of public service broadcasting http://michiganradio.org/post/happy-birthday-michigan-radio-celebrating-65-years-public-service-broadcasting <p></p><p>Sixty-five years ago today, WUOM aired its first broadcast from temporary studios in Angell Hall on the campus of the University of Michigan.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Mark Brush 13378 at http://michiganradio.org Happy Birthday, Michigan Radio! Celebrating 65 years of public service broadcasting How did you celebrate National Radio Day? http://michiganradio.org/post/how-did-you-celebrate-national-radio-day <P>Last Tuesday was National Radio Day! How do I know? I saw it on Facebook, of course, which is where everyone who is younger than me seems to get all their news.</P> <P>But not me. I’m still a radio guy. So I celebrated National Radio Day by working in the news room at Michigan Radio, where we also spend lots of time on Facebook.</P> <P>Like any good news person, I didn’t just trust what my Facebook friends posted as the truth. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 18:51:19 +0000 Vincent Duffy 8786 at http://michiganradio.org How did you celebrate National Radio Day? Detroit students launch new talk radio show for teens http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-students-launch-new-talk-radio-show-teens <p>A new talk radio show hits the airwaves tonight. It&#39;s called &quot;Can U Relate?&quot; and it&#39;s produced by and for <a href="http://detroitk12.org/">Detroit Public School</a> students.</p><p>Ania McKoy is a junior at <a href="http://dsa.schools.detroitk12.org/">Detroit School of Arts</a>, and is one of the handful of DPS students working on the new show. She says each episode of &quot;Can U Relate?&quot; will tackle a different topic - like teen pregnancy, bullying, homophobia.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:37:41 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 6238 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit students launch new talk radio show for teens In case you missed it... http://michiganradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it-5 <p><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/">Michigan Radio</a> broadcasts hundreds of stories, interviews, and commentaries every week.</p><p>One person can&#39;t possibly hear them all.</p><p>Here, you&#39;ll find a few stories we think you might like to hear:</p><p><strong>Oh You Shouldn&#39;t Have... no really - <a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/428/oh-you-shouldnt-have">This American Life</a></strong></p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 21:05:34 +0000 Mark Brush 1613 at http://michiganradio.org In case you missed it... The Green Hornet airs 75 years ago today on WXYZ-Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/green-hornet-airs-75-years-ago-today-wxyz-detroit <p>If you had tuned your radio to WXYZ-Detroit on this day in 1936, you would have heard the inaugural broadcast of the masked hero,<em>The Green Hornet</em>.</p><p>Each week brought audiences the latest adventures of Britt Reid, a newspaper publisher by day and masked crusader by night, and his trusty side-kick, Kato.</p><p>You can listen to a sampling of the original programs at <a href="http://www.archive.org/details/TheGreenHornet" target="_blank">Archive.org</a>.</p><p>Alexander Russo is an American media scholar at the Catholic University of America. He says <em>The Green Hornet</em> had a special appeal to listeners during the Great Depression who may have been frustrated with the lagging success of New Deal policies:</p><blockquote><p><em>“In all of these characters, you have individuals who step outside the socially sanctioned ways of achieving social change and enacting it themselves.”</em></p></blockquote><p>Today, <em>The Green Hornet</em> is a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9btZIK3Obpg">movie</a> for the<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNFuqGDlXnw"> second time</a> and has also been <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvNTck9VeqU">a television show</a>.</p><p><em>The Green Hornet</em> was created by George Trendle and Frank Striker.&nbsp; Their previous radio productions included another masked hero - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxIuIxqo2So"><em>The Lone Ranger</em></a>.&nbsp;</p><p>-Bridget Bodnar, <em>Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:33:39 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1091 at http://michiganradio.org The Green Hornet airs 75 years ago today on WXYZ-Detroit