Category: May 2016

GLBC 2016: Big Success!

Were you among the nearly 900 people to attend the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo? Attendees said that this was the best group of speakers we have ever had. Evelyn Massaro WNMU, Northern Michigan University said, “I’ve attended most of the GLBC meetings and this was the best as far as variety of and… read more

WDIV-TV (Detroit) Hires First “Digital” Anchor

WDIV-TV, the Graham-owned NBC affiliate in Detroit, has hired former WJBK-TV (Detroit) reporter/anchor Jason Carr as its first digital anchor. Marla Drutz, WDIV General Manager, said “To stay relevant and to be true innovators, we have to invest not just in the technology to do all these things, but also the people. It’s not just saying how… read more

WMUK Hires New General Manager

Western Michigan University’s public radio station, WMUK-FM, is getting a new general manager. Stephen Anthony Williams will take the post beginning July 1. He has been general manager for WESM-FM at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore since 2011. He was interim general manager of the station for 18 months before that and had previously… read more

Sinclair Names Jennifer Casey to Local/Digital Sales Manager

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced that Jennifer Casey has been named Local/Digital Sales Manager of WPBN-TV and WTOM-TV (Traverse City). Casey will also oversee the local/digital sales of WGTU-TV and WGTQ-TV in the same market pursuant to joint sales and shared services agreements. The announcement was made by Todd Harrison, General Manager/General Sales Manager… read more

NAB Thanks Congress For Opposing Performance Royalty With Ad

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is running an ad in Capitol Hill newsletters and publications thanking more than 250 members of the U.S. House and Senate for co-sponsoring the Local Radio Freedom Act, which opposes any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charges on local broadcast radio stations. The resolution, which was introduced… read more

Blarney Stone Broadcasting Holds Town Hall On Underage Drinking/RX Drug Abuse

Blarney Stone Broadcasting (Grayling) joined forces with local leaders and law enforcement officials in hosting a town hall meeting to address the perils of underage drinking and substance abuse. On May 13, the company’s WQON-FM committed its entire Northern Focus show to the Underage Drinking/RX Drug Abuse Town Hall Meeting at its Grayling studios. In partnership… read more