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Newspapers and Magazines

Kalamazoo's daily paper is the Kalamazoo Gazette. Western Michigan University's The Western Herald student newspaper is published Monday-Thursday throughout the academic year. Flashes Shopping Guide appears weekly.

Local magazines include Bloodlines, featuring various breeds of dogs; Coonhound Bloodlines; Hunting Retriever; Business Outlook for West Michigan; and Third Coast, a magazine by the Western Michigan University English Department.

A number of journals are associated with WMU that cover business, accounting, drama, Medieval studies, and sociology. Fetzer Institute publishes Advances, a journal on body health.

Television and Radio

Kalamazoo has one network, one independent, and one television station. The city has four AM radio stations, with news formats, one with a sports format, and one with music format. Two of the seven local FM-radio stations adult contemporary music formats, while the formats of other five include Top 40, classic rock, alternative classical music, and an independent format.

Media Information: The Kalamazoo Gazette, 401 Burdick St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007; telephone (269)345-3511

Kalamazoo Online

City of Kalamazoo home page. Available www.ci.kalamazoo.mi.us

Kalamazoo County community profile. Available.multimag.com/county/mi/kalamazoo/demo.html

Kalamazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau. able www.kazoofun.com

Kalamazoo Gazette. Available www.mlive.com/kzgazette

Kalamazoo Public Library. Available www.kpl.gov

Kalamazoo Public Schools. Available www.kalamazoopublicschools.com

Kalamazoo Regional County Chamber of Commerce. Available www.kazoochamber.com

Selected Bibliography

Connable, Al (Alfred Barnes) as told to Tom Thinnes, Michigan Man: The Life and Times of Kalamazoo's Al Connable (Allegan Forest, MI: Priscilla Press, 2000)

Durant, Samuel W., and Ruth Marian Robbins Monteith, History of

Kalamazoo County, Michigan: with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers (Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1976)

Lane, Kit, Built on the Banks of the Kalamazoo (Douglas, MI: Pavilion Press, 1993)

Massie, Larry B. and Peter J. Schmitt, Kalamazoo: The Place Behind the Products (Sun Valley, CA: American Historical Press, 1998)


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