Detroit TV Stations Partner On Virtual ‘Governor’s Town Hall’

Commercial and public television stations in the Detroit market will partner to produce and broadcast a Governor’s Town Hall to provide viewers the opportunity to ask questions of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during this time of crisis.

WJBK, WDIV, WXYZ, WMYD, WKBD, WTVS, WADL and WWJ will all broadcast the Town Hall, live, on Thursday April 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. along with TV and radio stations across Michigan (listed below), in partnership with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters.

The Town Hall will be hosted by Detroit news anchors Carolyn Clifford (WXYZ), Huel Perkins (WJBK) and Devin Scillian (WDIV). Each of those three stations will offer opportunities to its viewers to submit questions for the governor online that each anchor will ask during the broadcast. The anchors will host from their stations’ respective studios, while the governor will join from Lansing.

The Town Hall will also be available via websites such as clickondetroit.com, fox2detroit.com and wxyz.com as well as streaming platforms such as Roku, Amazon (Fire) TV, Apple TV, Android TV and Facebook Live.

The general managers of the participating stations said they believe that combining their collective reach and impact in the community will provide the community with the unfiltered information that is necessary as viewers all cope with the impact of COVID-19, particularly in Michigan, one of the hardest-hit states.

Michigan TV stations planning to air the Town Hall live include commercial stations:

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  • WBKB-TV Alpena
  • WADL-TV Detroit
  • WJRT-TV Flint/Saginaw/Bay City
  • WNEM-TV Flint/Saginaw/Bay City
  • WNEM-TV Flint/Saginaw/Bay City
  • WSMH-TV Flint
  • WWMT-TV Kalamazoo
  • WOOD-TV Grand Rapids
  • WZZM-TV Grand Rapids
  • WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
  • WLNS-TV Lansing
  • WILX-TV Lansing
  • WSYM-TV Lansing
  • WJMN-TV Escanaba
  • WLUC-TV Marquette
  • WPBN-TV Traverse City
  • WWTV-TV Traverse City
  • WFQX-TV Cadillac
  • WADL-TV Detroit
  • WNIT 34.2 South Bend, IN

And public TV stations:

  • WKAR-TV Lansing
  • WNMU-TV Marquette
  • WGVU-TV Grand Rapids
  • WDCQ-TV Flint
  • WCMU-TV Mount Pleasant

Additionally, radio stations:

  • WWJ-AM Detroit and the Michigan News Network
  • WDET-FM Detroit
  • WFDF-AM Detroit
  • Michigan Radio Ann Arbor, Flint, Grand Rapids
  • WCMU-FM Mount Pleasant
  • WUOM Radio
  • WICA 91.5 Traverse City
  • WHBP 90.1 Harbor Springs/Petoskey
  • WLMN 89.7 Manistee/Ludington
  • WPHM-AM Port Huron
  • WOOD-AM Grand Rapids
  • WCML Radio
  • WCMW Harbor Springs
  • WCMB Oscoda
  • WCMZ Sault Ste. Marie
  • WWCM Standish
  • WUCX Bay City
  • W236BY Translator in Traverse City
  • WMUK-FM Kalamazoo
  • WPHM Port Huron

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