MAB News Archive

The President’s Executive Order on Online Media – What Does Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Provide?

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP When the President issues an Executive Order asking for examination of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which permitted the growth of so many Internet companies, broadcasters and other media companies ask what effect the action may have on their operations. On an initial reading, the impact of… read more

WHTS’s Jackie Green Runs to Raise Thousands for Kids Food Basket

On April 20, WHTS-FM (Grand Rapids) morning co-host Jackie Green ran a 26.2-mile marathon through downtown Grand Rapids, raising nearly $4,000 for Kids Food Basket, an organization that provides meals for kids and has stepped up its efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic when local children no longer have the guaranteed easy access to the safety… read more

NAB’s Gordon Smith Discusses Capitol Hill Efforts on RBR+TVBR Podcast

NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith gave a 13-minute update on Tuesday’s (5/26) RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast about the organization’s efforts to gain federal relief for local radio and television broadcasters as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold across the country. “We have been very active on Capitol Hill” Smith said, adding that the NAB’s issues have… read more

WWTV/WWUP, WTCM Raise $6,610 for 4 Local Charities

Back in February, Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) and Midwestern Broadcasting’s WTCM (Traverse City) partnered to put on the first-ever Traverse City Golf Expo.  This both celebrated one of Northern Michigan’s favorite summer sports and raised money for local charities. The totals were just announced and four different non-profits will each receive $1,652.50 thanks to the… read more

NAB Speaks Against Performance Fees For Radio Airplay

Performance fees for radio stations would significantly harm the industry in the middle of pandemic-related declines in revenue as well as pressure from streaming competition, Curtis LeGeyt, chief operating officer for the National Association of Broadcasters, told U.S. Senators on Wednesday (5/27). New ripples have surfaced in radio’s ongoing performance royalty battle as Congressional efforts… read more

Sherri Powers Promoted to Chief Engineer at Beasley Media Group Detroit

Beasley Media Group has announced that Sherri Powers has been promoted to the position of Chief Engineer at Beasley Media Group’s Detroit-based radio properties, including WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM, WDMK-FM and 105.The Bounce. Powers, who celebrated her 22nd Anniversary in April at the stations, most recently served as Assistant Chief Engineer of the radio cluster. The veteran… read more

WSGW Honored as 2020 Service to America Awards Finalist

The NAB Leadership Foundation announced Thursday (5/28) that Alpha Media’s WSGW-AM/FM (Saginaw) Sharing Hope Radiation is among the finalists for its 2020 Service to America Awards. The awards recognize outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be announced during the organization’s Celebration of Service to America Awards program, which will be held this year… read more