The corporate owners of WBCK and other stations in southwest Michigan issued this press release Thursday:

Kalamazoo, MI – April 9, 2014 – Townsquare Media announced today that it has acquired The Taste of Kalamazoo from Events, Inc. and Wayne Deering. Taste of Kalamazoo is one of Downtown Kalamazoo’s marquee events and 2015 will mark its 30th anniversary.

This year, Taste of Kalamazoo will be held on Thursday, July 23rd, Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place. Townsquare Media is committed to keeping the event downtown, featuring Kalamazoo’s most popular food vendors, showcasing an attractive entertainment schedule, and enhancing the attendee experience for years to come.

Just last year, Townsquare Media entered into a partnership with Arc Community Advocates to produce the annual Kalamazoo Ribfest, a partnership that led to the most successful Ribfest since its inception. The company is looking forward to growing both of these anticipated events in 2015 and beyond.

For Taste of Kalamazoo sponsorship opportunities or vendor information, please contact Townsquare Media at 269-978-2167. Additionally, event updates, tickets, vendor information and sponsorship opportunities will be available online at


About Townsquare Media – Southwest Michigan:

Townsquare Media is a diversified media, entertainment, and digital marketing company that owns and operates market-leading radio, digital and live event properties in 66 markets across the U.S. It owns and operates four radio stations in Kalamazoo, including 103.3 WKFR, 107.7 WRKR, 1360 WKMI, and Kalamazoo’s Country 102.5 along with two radio stations in Battle Creek, Mix 104.9 and 95.3 WBCK.