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Holiday music triggers mixed feelings

BY MICHAELA SCARSELLA OU News Bureau As Christmas approaches, the debate on when holiday music should start playing on the radio begins. Jay Towers of Detroit’s radio station 100.3 WNIC asked listeners in September when they hoped to hear Christmas music this year. After mixed responses, the station transitioned into full holiday music Nov. 9, […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

In Michigan, winter’s start … depends

BY ALYSSA STEELE OU News Bureau In Traverse City, located 254 miles northwest of Detroit, winter comes sooner than it does in southeast Michigan. In mid-October, the weather starts to cool down, and about two weeks later winter starts to set in. The number of tourists starts to decrease after Labor Day, but there is […]

November 20th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Professors: Political divide wide a year later

BY XAVIER HERSHOVITZ OU News Bureau It has been a year since the election of Donald Trump. So much has happened in that year, but so little has changed. Recent Pew Research shows the partisan divide continues to grow, showing a nation still as greatly divided today as it was on Election Day 2016. Professor […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

New Radio Media launching shows

BY ALYSSA STEELE OU News Bureau New Radio Media is a streaming website where you can listen to shows live — and watch them on video. The owners have created channels on their website, and within those channels are shows. The website has five channels right now — business, lifestyle, community, Geektainment, and arts and […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Female hunters head to the outdoors

BY MICHAELA SCARSELLA OU News Bureau While hunting has long been a male-dominated sport, recent years have shown a trend heading in the other direction. Eleven percent of American hunters were women in the 2011 U.S. Census, a 25 percent increase since the prior census in 2006. Michigan, which had over 630,000 deer hunting licenses […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

In search of the paranormal

BY ALLISON WHITEHEAD OU News Bureau Paranormal sightings are rare. For Robin Lemkie, such experiences have happened since she was 6. Lemkie is the founder of the Ghost Hunters of Southern Michigan, a group she formed in 1994 after realizing others could see the same things. There are four members who keep in touch by […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Tailgating: The party before the game

BY AJ KAJY OU News Bureau From battles in fields to battles on the gridiron, tailgating has been the precursor to major American events for over 100 years. According to National Geographic, the first informal tailgate occurred in 1861 in Manassas, Virginia, where Confederate and Union forces were set to fight the First Battle of […]

September 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Shutocon takes over Lansing

PHOTOS AND TEXT BY CHEYANNE KRAMER OU News Bureau More than 6,000 paid attendees traveled to Shuto Con this March. From the 17-19, fans gathered in the Radisson hotel and the Lansing Center in the heart of downtown Lansing for the annual anime convention. Anime conventions are events where fans gather to show off their […]

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Falling sales strain music industry

  BY ZACH MICKLEA OU News Bureau Since the emergence of the recording industry, there has been a broad, single model of success for a musician: record some music, develop a small following, send that music to a record label and hope for the best. For decades, that has been the rough template followed by […]

April 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »

Country music plays well in Michigan

OU News Bureau Reporter Scott Sandora spoke with Rob Stone from 99.5 WYCD about the presence of country music in Michigan. Was country music a big influence for you growing up in Michigan? Actually no, I’ll be honest. It was not when I was younger. I was more of a rocker, listened to more of […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Michigan | Read More »