Category: May 2017

Annual EEO Public File Report Deadline for Stations in Michigan

June 1, 2017 is the deadline for broadcast stations licensed to communities in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming to place their Annual EEO Public File Report in their public inspection file and post the report on their station website. In addition, a certain… read more

Pai Proposes To Add Blue Alerts To EAS

On May 19, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced a proposal to add an alert option to the nation’s Emergency Alert System (EAS) to help protect our nation’s law enforcement officers. Called a “Blue Alert,” the option would be used by authorities in states across the country to notify the public through television and radio of… read more

House Holds Hearing on Modernizing EAS

On May 20, Representative Greg Walden, (R-OR), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee (and a former broadcaster), led a hearing on modernizing America’s emergency alert system. “As we move forward, we want to make sure that our first responder community, and the citizens they serve and protect, have access to the latest technologies…. read more

Busy Times for Broadcasters and the MAB

By: Debbie Kenyon, MAB Chairman and Senior VP/Market Manager, CBS Radio Detroit This has been quite a year legislatively. There are attacks on FOIA, claims of “Fake News,” Performance Royalty, National Ad Tax and the Spectrum Auction. The National Association of Broadcasters has done a terrific job keeping these issues at bay and we thank… read more

WGVU Announces Golf Outing Fundraiser

WGVU Public Media has announced that is will hold a golf outing on June 12, 2017 at The Meadows on the campus of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids.  The event is an 18-hole best-ball scramble format, with practice green and driving range hours included. Cost is $100 per golfer and funds raised support WGVU… read more

WQON’s Dave Sherbert to Retire

Via Maureen Barkume, Blarney Stone Broadcasting: “Big Dog” Dave Sherbert wasn’t there when the Italian inventor Gugglielmo Marconi built the first commercially successful wireless telegraphy system that paved the way for commercial radio. To listeners throughout Central and Northern Michigan, it just seems that way. But soon, that friendly, mellow voice that has graced the airways… read more

WCMU Honored with Michigan Community Action Award

WCMU’s “Warm Hearts, Warm Homes” campaign has received the 2017 Community Service Award from Michigan Community Action (MCA). The award was presented May 9 at a special ceremony at the State Capitol in Lansing. “Warm Hearts, Warm Homes” is a partnership involving WCMU, Consumers Energy and Isabella Bank that provides home-heating assistance to families in need. The December… read more