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Former Piston Joins WMGC-FM/Sports 105.1 (Detroit)

Former Detroit Piston Lindsey Hunter has teamed up with WMGC-FM Program Director Dave Shore to launch a new afternoon drive show on the Greater Media sports station. As a player from 1993-2010, Hunter appeared in 937 regular-season games, playing for the Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors,  and the Chicago Bulls.  Following his retirement… read more

Associate Member Highlight: Radio Music License Committee (RMLC)

The Radio Music License Committee (“RMLC”) represents the interests of the commercial radio industry (some 10,000 commercial radio stations) on music licensing matters. It is structured as a 501(c)(6) non-profit Tennessee corporation based in Nashville. Its Directors, who volunteer to serve without compensation, reflect a diverse group of station owners and management. The RMLC’s staff… read more

PBS’ Alice Ferris Joins WGVU’s Membership Drive

On March 23, WGVU Public Media hosted national PBS talent Alice Ferris during their recent TV Membership Drive. Alice joined the station team for its presentation of Michigan Hometown Stories: Saugatuck/Douglas, a local WGVU production highlighting the history and story of the local west Michigan community. During the night, the station announced that the series will… read more

Free Workshop for Journalists: “Beyond Flint – Reporting the Unreported Water Stories in Your Communities”

On Saturday, April 16, the MSU Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and Water Science Network will present a free workshop for journalists, both staff and freelance, to assist them in reporting water-related stories. Presenters include Curt Guyette, ACLU journalist who broke the Flint story; Rebecca Fedewa, Flint River Watershed Coalition; Joan Rose, MSU Center for… read more

Michigan Radio Network Closing Its Doors

According to a report in MIRS, the Michigan Radio Network (MRN), which provides daily state Capitol coverage to over 60 radio stations in Michigan, is closing its doors after 36-year run at the end of March. The parent company out of Missouri, Learfield Communications, is closing the operations because it’s no longer making enough money… read more

FOIA Requests on the Rise for State Agencies

According to a report in MIRS, state departments say they are facing an onslaught of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The main state agencies in the spotlight, the Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ), as well as Health and Human Services (DHHS), have been slammed with a record number of FOIA requests this year… read more

NAB To Offer Cybersecurity Webinar

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is offering a webinar on cybersecurity for broadcast stations.  “Broadcast Cybersecurity: The Essentials” will stream live on Wednesday, March 23 from 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. (EST) and will be moderated by NAB Associate General Counsel, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Larry Walke.  FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief… read more