Category: April 2018

WILX-TV Raises Over $800,000 on ‘Day of Miracles’ Telethon

On Friday, April 20, WILX-TV (Lansing) devoted its broadcast day to raising funds for the Sparrow Hospital Children’s Center annual “Day of Miracles.” The station broadcast live from the center throughout the day, with interviews and patient stories.   The station also pre-empted its evening prime-time programming from 7 to 11:00 p.m. with a 4-hour live… read more

2018 Edward R. Murrow Award Regional Winner List Released

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism. National winners will be announced in June. In Region 7, which includes Michigan,… read more

Are We Doing A Good Enough Job Promoting Our Apps?

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: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting I am having some work done on my house. The other day one of the carpenters walked into my office and… read more

jācapps COO Bob Kernen Named “Most Valuable Professional” by Corp! Magazine

jācapps COO Bob Kernen has been named a  “Most Valuable Professional” by Corp! Magazine. The Corp! MVP awards celebrates individuals that make business happen in Michigan and serve their community. These individuals also demonstrate strong leadership skills in growing and managing a successful business, becoming industry experts, and delivering lucrative business results. Bob is a… read more

Art Vuolo Receives Talkers Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award

Michigan’s very own beloved radio industry documentarian and archivist Art Vuolo has been named 2018 Recipient of the Talkers Magazine prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Back in the early 1980s, Vuolo was dubbed “Radio’s Best Friend” by legendary air personality Scott Shannon and it aptly stuck through the decades. Vuolo, founder and CEO of the Ann… read more

FCC Extends LPTV/TV Translator Displacement Filing Deadline

According to David Oxenford’s Broadcast Law Blog, the FCC has released a Public Notice announcing an extension in the application filing deadline in the window for LPTV stations and TV translators that are displaced by the TV repacking following the incentive auction. In this window, displaced stations can file applications for new channels or new facilities that… read more

Congress Considers $2 Million to Fight Radio Pirates

A bill which received bipartisan support proposes to raise the maximum fine for pirate radio to as much as $2 million was discussed in the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Lawmakers agreed that the current fines are not enough to deter Pirates. Federal law presently allows the FCC to impose a maximum fine of… read more