Category: April 2016

NAB Petitions FCC for Voluntary Use of Next-Gen TV

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Consumer Technology Association, America’s Public Television Stations and the Advanced Warning and Response Network filed a joint petition with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to authorize use of the ATSC 3.0 broadcasting standard on voluntary basis. The groups say the ATSC 3.0 standard will enable stations to broadcast 4K,… read more

FCC Says Pre-Auction Expenses May Be Reimbursed

According to the Broadcast Law Blog, the FCC released a ‘declaratory ruling’ in which the agency states that a TV station’s pre-auction expenses can be reimbursed if that station has to be repacked after the incentive auction. The ruling is designed to expedite the post-transition repacking process. The FCC noted that the reimbursement can only… read more

The Biff Celebrates 40 Years!

WBFH-FM, the longtime radio station run out of Bloomfield Hills High School, is celebrating 40 years on the air this year.  The station, better known to listeners as “The Biff,” celebrated its anniversary with a dedication ceremony for its new studio at the new Bloomfield Hills High School this past Saturday, April 16. WBFH general… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Kelly Bailey

Kelly Bailey CBS Radio, Detroit Kelly Bailey is the Traffic Director for WWJ-AM (Detroit). Q1: How long have you been in traffic? Kelly:  33 years.  The past 27 at my current employer. Q2: Favorite comfort food? Kelly:  Pizza. Q3: Which Superhero would you be and why? Kelly:  Ironman.  Billionaire philanthropist, come on, do you have to hear any more? Q4: When I’m… read more

Ready for the Big One?

By: John C. Lund The Lund Consultants, Inc. Spring has arrived (in some places with a last cold blast), and that means spring storms are not far away. This is the season for tornadoes, flooding, and (well, maybe not in Michigan), preparation for hurricane season. Natural disasters and major storms are a platform for all… read more

WYTZ-FM Announces Summer Jam Headliner

WYTZ-FM (Benton Harbor), known to listeners as 97.5 Y-Country, has announced that Michael Ray will headline the station’s annual Summer Jam concert on Saturday, August 6.  The concert will take place at the Shadowland Pavilion on St. Joseph’s Silver Beach. Tickets went on sale April 8. Michael Ray formed a band and began playing a… read more

WKAR Radio Host Mark Bashore Spotlighted in Business Magazine

The Longtime Lansing market radio personality and present Managing Editor and Host of WKAR-FM’s (East Lansing) “Current State” program was the spotlight of a recent article in Greater Lansing Business Monthly.  In the article, Bashore discusses his career, the changes he has observed in the radio industry over the years, and his current program at… read more