Month: October 2018

Michigan’s ‘Chrysler Guy’ Kevin Yon, voice actor, dies at 67

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) reported that Rockford-Michigan based voice over artist Kevin Yon passed away in his sleep this past Sunday morning. Yon had been a voice-artist for 30 years before hitting it big in 2011 as the voice of the now-legendary Chrysler 2-minute “Imported from Detroit” ad that aired during the Super Bowl.  Stuart Poltrock, of Sound Post Studios,… read more

Panel of iHeart Media Industry Gurus will Headline Conference Keynote

This year, BCBC is excited to offer participants an engaging Keynote Session led by a panel of leading industry experts from iHeart Media. This top-notch team will share from their experiences in the industry and discuss how the many departments behind the scenes at a station all work together to produce compelling stories, content, events, music… read more

10 Tactics Diary Markets Can Steal From PPM Markets

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting There are many lessons diary markets can learn from PPM markets, which measure actual listening versus perceived (diary) listening. With that in… read more

Michigan Radio News: 1A Partnership and New Podcast Series

Michigan Radio Partners with 1A to Bring More Michigan Voices to National NPR Audiences Michigan Radio will begin bringing more stories from across Michigan to the national audience of the daily weekday public radio program 1A through 1A Across America, a two-year collaborative effort. Leading up to the 2020 general elections, 1A Across America introduces… read more

Charlie LeDuff Joins WFDF

Longtime Detroit media personality Charlie LeDuff has joined WFDF-AM (Detroit) with a new hour-long weekly program on the station titled “No BS News Hour.”  The program, which airs Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. began airing this week.  No BS News Hour will deal with current issues, politicians, and man-on-the-street interviews. His first guest was… read more

A Cut Above: ‘Wicked Awesome’ Idea Puts Beasley Media Stations in Hair Studio

A hair salon for men in Birmingham has made a two-year commitment with Beasley Media Group and has built a first-class radio studio inside its building.  Lady Jane’s Haircuts for Men built the facility in the building that houses its corporate headquarters, a salon and adjacent. In an article in Hometown Life, Lady Jane CEO… read more

FCC Seeks Comments on Reimbursable Repacking Expenses for LPTV, TV Translators, and FM Radio

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP On October 22, the FCC released a Public Notice asking for comments on a “Catalog of Expenses” that would be reimbursed to licensees of LPTV and TV translator stations, as well as FM broadcasters, who are impacted by the repacking of the TV spectrum following the TV incentive auction…. read more