Category: December 2019

WXYZ/WMYD, Scripps Howard Foundation Award Grants to Detroit Area Non-Profits

WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit) VP & General Manager Mike Murri and Editorial Director Chuck Stokes recently presented Bob Scripps Community Grants from the Scripps Howard Foundation to five local non-profits. Leaders of the Judson Center, Rainbow Connection, Winning Futures, the American Human Rights Council and the Detroit Goodfellows accepted the grant awards for their extraordinary organziations that… read more

Michigan Radio Selected as Report for America Host Newsroom

Michigan Radio (WUOM-FM/WFUM-FM/WVGR-FM-Ann Arbor) has been selected as a host newsroom by Report for America. As part of this initiative, Michigan Radio will hire a new reporter who will focus on coverage of mental health care in Michigan. A recent study found nearly 670,000 Michiganders with mental illness and more than 500,000 with a substance… read more

Radio Results Network Acquires Radioactive Stations in U.P.

Its been announced that Armada Media’s AMC Partners Escanaba, LLC (Radio Results Network) is acquiring four stations from Randy Michaels’ Radioactive, LLC.  The deal was filed with the FCC on November 27. Radio Results has been operating the stations since 2016 under a local marketing agreement.  The stations include WUPZ-FM (Chocolay Township/Marquette), WUPT-FM (Gwinn/Marquette), WUPF-FM… read more

CMU Broadcaster Don Chiodo Dies Following Traffic Accident

The MAB has learned that Central Michigan University football and men’s basketball broadcaster Don Chiodo died  Wednesday, December 4, from injuries he suffered in a traffic accident that same day. The 1990 graduate of CMU joined the football broadcasts in 1996 and eventually became the play-by-play voice in 2010. Chiodo had been calling men’s basketball… read more

Lisa Rodman-Rose named Program Director for WHMI

Krol Communications President Rod Krol announced this week that WHMI-FM  (Howell/Brighton) has brought on Lisa Rodman-Rose to serve as Program Director. Lisa spent over 15 years at CBS/Viacom Radio, where she handled programming duties for WYCD and WDRQ. She also made radio stops in Cleveland and her hometown of New Orleans. Her background also includes… read more

Budget Deal Close in Lansing

Press reports indicate that the Michigan House and Senate started to finalize a budget deal Wednesday in which the GOP-led Legislature reversed some of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s vetoes.  In return, the governor has received some of her priorities. This would end a two-month impasse over the state budget for the fiscal year that began… read more

NAB Seeks Reconsideration of FCC’s Clarification of Issue Advertising Public Disclosure Requirements – Rules Remain in Effect Though Some Clarification Provided

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In October, the FCC issued what it termed a “clarification” of the obligations of broadcasters to disclose in their public inspection files each and every candidate and issue discussed in any Federal issue ad. We wrote about the Clarification here. That decision prompted many questions among broadcasters as to… read more