Category: August 2017

FCC Releases New EAS Guide

To help small businesses, nonprofits and small governmental jurisdictions comply with its latest EAS rules, the Federal Communications Commission has released the “Small Entity Compliance Guide Review of the Emergency Alert System.” The guide is available here. Last year, the commission adopted an order resolving a petition filed years before by the Independent Spanish Broadcasters… read more

Reminder: ETRS Form One Registration Due Monday

By Lauren Lynch Flick, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP The FCC and FEMA have established September 27, 2017 as the date for the next nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). Like last year’s test, all EAS participants must file Form 1 a month before the test. The Form 1 has been modified, however,… read more

Beasley Media Group Unveils Company-Wide Community of Caring Initiative

Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced the unveiling of a company-wide “Community of Caring” Public Service initiative that will run throughout the organization’s 63 radio stations. The initiative will consist of several aspects. A rotating PSA series will be aimed at shining a spotlight on important issues impacting their… read more

Trudi Daniels Joins WGFM/WGFE

All-Access reports that Black Diamond Broadcasting rock simulcast stations WGFM-FM (Cheboygan-Traverser City) and WGFE-FM (Glen Arbor) have added former WRIF personality Trudi Daniels to the station’s lineup. Daniels was a familiar voice on Detroit rock stations for the past 25 years. She was a part of the Drew and Mike Show on WRIF for 22 years… read more

Peter Tanz Elected Chair of the MAB

Peter Tanz, Senior Vice President for Midwest Communications, was elected Chair of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Board of Directors during the organization’s annual business meeting on Tuesday, August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville.  Tanz becomes the 72nd chairman of the MAB, one of the largest and most successful state broadcast associations… read more

Townsquare Announces Multi-Year Radio Broadcast Partnership with Flint Firebirds Hockey Club

On August 21, the Flint Firebirds Hockey Club, in conjunction with Townsquare Media, announced a new multi-year partnership, making WQUS-FM (US 103.1 FM) the exclusive flagship radio station for Firebirds’ games. Additionally, Townsquare Media’s sister station, WWBN-FM (Banana 101.5 FM) will carry the Firebirds Coach’s Show every other week on Tuesday nights from 6 to… read more

MAPB Honors 2017 Public Media Impact Award Recipients

  The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) presented its 2017 Public Media Impact Awards on Tuesday, August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort.  The MAPB presents Public Media Impact Awards to professionals and donors for their contribution to public broadcasting in Michigan. The awards are given to recognize outstanding individuals involved in public broadcasting for their innovation and creativity, inspire others involved in… read more

MAB celebrates Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017 Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductees

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award and welcomed four other outstanding individuals into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Tuesday, August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort. The highest award given by the MAB, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors Michigan broadcast pioneers who have dedicated the majority of their professional careers to broadcasting… read more

MAB Honors Sen. Debbie Stabenow With Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) honored Sen. Debbie Stabenow with its 2017 Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award on Tuesday, August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort. This prestigious award is given to a lawmaker or other public servant for their dedicated service to Michigan citizens and the Michigan broadcasting industry. This recipient is nominated by the MAB executive… read more

‘CLASSICS’ Act Seeks Royalties for Pre-1972 Recordings

Congressmen Darrel Issa (R-CA) and Jarrold Nadler (D-NY) have introduced legislation to bring sound recordings made before February 15, 1972 under the federal copyright system that governs post-1972 recordings. The Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, and Important Contributions to Society Act (CLASSICS Act) would uniformly treat the digital transmissions of both pre- and… read more