As a follow-up to our March 24 story on the closure of Lansing-based Michigan Radio Network, MAB has learned that Michigan Talk Network (MTN) is now offering hourly newscasts to affiliates throughout the state.
Based in Lansing at Townsquare Media’s WJIM-AM, the service offers two-minute state-focused newscasts each weekday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, MTN offers two, 1-minute sports updates each weekday. Principal anchors on the service include News Director Melissa Proffitt and Rob Burkhart. Reporters include Katie Heid and Ivey Ramos. In addition, Michigan Talk Network’s morning host Steve Gruber contributes outdoor stories when relevant.