Category: May 2017

Associate Member Highlight: Capitol Communication Systems, Inc.

Capitol Communication Systems, Inc. (CCS) is one of MAB’s exclusive Associate Member, list offering broadcasters great products, with excellence service, and they support the broadcasting industry. Please consider an MAB Associate Member before you make your next purchase. Check out the list here. CCS, Inc., a local and veteran-owned company since 1982, offers KonicaMinolta MFP’s, Lanier… read more

WRCJ and WKAR Join Forces for Classical Listeners

Partnership will bring DSO concerts to capital area listeners, MSU concerts to southeast Michigan. Thanks to a new partnership between radio stations WKAR-FM in East Lansing and WRCJ-FM in Detroit, classical music lovers in the capital region will be able to hear Detroit Symphony Orchestra concerts live, and listeners in Detroit will be able to… read more

Beasley Names Heidi Raphael As Communications VP

Beasley Media Group has appointed Heidi Raphael as VP/Corporate Communications. Raphael most recently served as Senior VP/Corporate Communications at Greater Media, where she spent 20 years working in several capacities, including as Marketing Director of WRIF-FM, Group Marketing Director of Greater Media Detroit and New Business Development Director of WMGC-FM in the Motor City. She… read more

WZZM-TV Wins Eclipse Award for Best Documentary

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has won an Eclipse Award for its September 2016 documentary “New Heights: Restoring a City.”  The special took viewers inside Muskegon Heights and the city’s efforts to rebuild. The special won “Best Documentary” at the award ceremonies, May 18, in Grand Rapids.  The awards are presented by WKTV (Wyoming-Kentwood) Community Access Channel 25/26,… read more

Radio’s Best Feature

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By:  Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC Dick Taylor Blog https://dicktaylorblog.com/ The one constant in life is change. What makes our world different than the world we grew up in… read more

Report Recommends FOIA Review

The State of Michigan Law Revision Commission is considering a report that recommends Legislative review of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The report does not include any recommended changes to the law, but, suggests the Legislature consider new definitions in the act based on recent court rulings. Among the language reviewed in the report,… read more

FCC Outlines TV Translator Displacement Process

According to a post in CommLawCenter on the issue of displacement of TV Translators during the post-auction repacking process, the FCC has outlined how the displacement application process will work. Included among these efforts is the FCC’s creation of a new category of translator for full-power TV stations to fill-in loss areas, a special filing… read more

FCC Officially Starts Proceedings to Abolish Main Studio Rule and Review All Other Broadcast Rules

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com As expected, at its monthly open meeting May 18, the FCC started two proceedings of particular importance to broadcasters. The first looks at the abolition of the main studio rules. The second asks for comments on all of the other rules affecting broadcasters and other media companies to… read more