At least two local Michigan radio stations have had candidates in the upcoming November election in their studio for debates.
On October 15, WKZO-AM (Kalamazoo) hosted a one-hour debate for the major Congressional candidates for the 6th District seat. Incumbent Republican Fred Upton and Democrat Matt Longjohn answered questions ranging from Longjohn’s M.D. title to fixing the roads, improving Michigan’s schools, the PFAS issue, and more.
A livestream video and recap of the debate can be found on WKZO’s Facebook page here. The debate was simulcast on co-owned WSJM-FM in St. Joseph.
On October 16, WILS-AM (Lansing) hosted a debate between the candidates for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. Democratic candidate Elissa Slotkin and incumbent Republican Mike Bishop answered questions posed by station morning host /Dave Akerly.
The topics included topics such as spending, health care, the opioid crisis and more. A podcast of the debate is available on the station’s website here.