MAB News Archive

Kevin ‘Meatball’ Kerr Joins Townsquare’s WRKR-FM

AllAccess reports that Kevin “Meatball” Kerr has joined Townsquare Media’s WRKR-FM (Kalamazoo) as co-host of the station’s “Rocker Morning Show.”  Kerr has been teamed up with Mark Frankhouse and started on-air this past Monday (4/25). Kerr most recently was Program Director at KICT-FM in Wichita, Kansas. In a Facebook announcement, Kerr wrote, “I am stoked… read more

Associate Member Spotlight: EGLE Announces $600,000 for Conservation, Education

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has awarded 20 grants totaling $600,000 for projects that will support watershed organizations with conservation and educational efforts. The Watershed Council Support grants are funded under Michigan’s Public Act 87 of 2021. Grants were limited to $40,000 per applicant, and the projects will be completed… read more

MSU Students Help With MAB’s Capitol Day

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters works hard to establish strong relationships with lawmakers in our state to ensure policies allow broadcasting in Michigan to stay impactful and to protect us against those that may hinder us from doing our jobs effectively. On May 12, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters is hosting our annual Capitol Day… read more

Reasonable Access and the Problem Candidate – FCC Declares a Write-In Candidate Not Entitled to Buy Radio Spots, But That May Not Be the End of the Story

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Last week, much was made of an FCC Media Bureau decision rejecting the “reasonable access” claim of a write-in candidate for a Congressional seat in Ohio against radio stations which, after initially running his spots, decided to pull those spots because he had not made a “substantial showing” of his… read more

WXYZ/WMYD Offering Website News Article Removal Requests

Scripps Media’s WXYZ-TV and WMYD-TV (Detroit) has announced that it will now accept requests for removal of news articles from its website. The station, in a website post, writes that, “7 Action News not only covers southeastern Michigan’s communities, but our employees are also part of them. We understand that lives change, and people change,… read more