It is a Michigan non-profit social enterprise focused on driving economic development and improving the quality of life in the Great Lakes Bay Region. MBFE owns the Great Lakes Loons and ESPN 100.9-FM.
Great Lakes Loons
The Great Lakes Loons are a Single-A (Low A) partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and members of the Midwest League. The Loons have been a member an operating Minor League Baseball franchise since 2007.
ESPN 100.9-FM (WLUN) was purchased by the Loons organization on March 25, 2008 from the Last Bastion Trust. The station was previously owned by Citadel Broadcasting, operating as WILZ-FM. The station is the radio flagship home of the Great Lakes Loons and bring local and national ESPN Radio sports talk to the region.