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  • NAB Advocacy Alert: Performance Tax Legislation Introduced in Congress

    On November 21, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (TN) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (NY-10) introduced the AM-FM Act, legislation that would impose a performance tax on local radio stations. While the big record labels aggressively lobby for a performance tax on local radio stations simply for airing and promoting artists’ music, we will continue to grow the… read more

  • NAB Advocacy Alert: Congress Acts on STELAR Legislation

    On November 21, the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) that would permanently extend the distant signal license for use only by RVs and truckers and in “short” markets (those without a local affiliate of ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC) on the condition that AT&T agrees to deliver local signals… read more

  • Nielsen Shares ‘The Power of Broadcast Media in Michigan’ with MAB Members

    The MAB contracted with Nielsen to create The Power of Broadcast Media in Michigan Report. The final report was presented to the MAB Board of Directors on November 12. The report is provided for MAB member use only and is available at (Password Required). Although the report does not contain specific DMA information, it… read more

  • NBC News will Zero in on Kent County for 2020 Election

    Michigan, specifically Kent County, will become the focus of national attention as the 2020 presidential election unfolds. NBC News political director Chuck Todd announced Sunday that Kent County will be one of five counties across the country that will get intense scrutiny as part of the network’s coverage. “If you look at a place like Grand… read more

  • WHTC’s ‘Talk of the Town’ Celebrates 60 Years

    via Peg McNichol, Sixty years ago, Bill Gargano turned on WHTC’s microphone and started talking, inviting listeners to call the station. His idea of a radio show aimed at letting people get things “off their chest and onto the radio” turned into a show so neighborly, listeners often felt as if they were talking… read more

  • MSU’s WDBM-FM Celebrates 30 Years

    The student radio station at Michigan State University, WDBM-FM (“The Impact”) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year!  The station signed on in 1989.  WDBM was successor to the Michigan State Network, which in the 1970s was the nation’s largest college carrier current radio network, and had studios in several MSU dormitories. The network was… read more

  • WBKB-TV on Journey to Promote Literacy

    Thunder Bay Broadcasting’s WBKB-TV (Alpena) has recently began a commitment to help area schools promote literacy.  On November 15, station staff members attended Sanborn Elementary School as part of the school’s mystery reader program. Students who completed 16 days of at home reading were treated to a mystery reader luncheon to celebrate their accomplishments. WBKB… read more

  • Email Marketing Basics for Radio Broadcasters

    By: Seth Resler, Jacobs Media Strategies While social media gets all the attention, email marketing is still the tried-and-true workhorse of many successful online marketing strategies. Don’t ignore this important communication channel — it’s a great way to engage with your radio station’s listeners. In this short video, Seth Resler gives the broad strokes of… read more

  • WXYZ-TV Kicks off the Holidays with Annual Tree Lighting

    Scripps’ WXYZ-TV (Detroit) will kick off the holiday season in Detroit this evening with coverage of the city’s official Christmas tree lighting at Campus Martius Park in the heart of downtown.  The station will broadcast complete live coverage of the event during “Light Up the Season” from 7-8 p.m. 7 Action News anchors Dave LewAllen… read more

  • Stations and Community Come Together for Record Year of ‘Treasures for Troops’

    Via WION (Ionia) The week of November 11 through 15 was officially the week of Treasures for Troops coordinated by WION radio, and shared in collecting and public relations with MAB members WGLM AM/FM in Greenville and WRWW-LP of Lowell High School. Jim Carlyle, WION morning host and Manager said at the end of the… read more

  • Beasley Buys Overwatch League’s Houston Outlaws

    Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a multi-platform media company providing advertising and digital marketing solutions across the United States through its radio broadcast and digital operations, announced today that it acquired the Overwatch League’s Houston Outlaws esports team from an affiliate of Immortals, LLC (d/b/a Immortals Gaming Club). The Overwatch League is the first major global… read more

  • STELAR Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee

    Chairman Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member Collins (R-GA) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) reached a compromise Wednesday evening on Lofgren’s amendment relating to the required time frame within which AT&T must serve all 210 markets with local-into-local (180 days) in order to use the bill’s narrowed/permanent distant signal license for RVs/trucks and short markets on an… read more

  • FCC Announces Schedule for Transition to Annual Children’s Television Reports

    By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Earlier this week, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing its plans for the initiation of new annual reporting requirements for TV stations under the revised Children’s Television Rules. As we wrote here, the FCC this summer adopted changes in the rules governing the broadcast of educational and informational… read more

  • The BOUNCE Unwraps Details for Holiday Toy Collection to Benefit Motor City Kids

    Beasley Media Group, LLC, a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. announced 105.1 The BOUNCE (WMGC-FM) will team up with Lafontaine KIA, Community Financial Credit Union and Lady Jane’s Wicked Awesome Wishes to help provide kids with toys during the holiday season with Gello’s Big Top Toy Drop. The event will take place on Friday,… read more

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“2020 Election Cycle FAQ”
with Pat McGee and Trevor Heaton, Katz Media

Primary Season is almost upon us:
what’s the forecast for the 2020 election cycle?

January 16, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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