Category: October 2019

Facebook Criticized for Not Censoring Candidate Ads – Even Though Congress Requires No Censorship from Broadcasters

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In recent weeks, Facebook has been criticized for adopting a policy of not censoring advertising and other content posted on its platforms by political candidates. While Facebook apparently will review content whose veracity is challenged when posted by anyone else, it made an exception for posts by political candidates… read more

Alpha Media’s Geary Morrill Joins SBE Board

At the SBE National Meeting held October 16 in Middleton (Madison), Wisconsin, Saginaw-based Alpha Media Regional Director of Engineering Geary Morrill was formally inducted to a 2-year term on the SBE Board of Directors.  This follows an announcement in August by the Society following a month-long ballot process with its members.  Morrill is a long-time… read more

WION Gears Up for Annual “Treasures for Troops” Campaign

WION Radio (Ionia) and its many partners will host and broadcast from the 6th annual “Treasures for Troops” campaign, November 11th through 15th. Drop off locations will be available in Ionia, Saranac, Muir, Lowell and Lake Odessa. WION will be broadcasting from a different hosting location each day. “Treasures for Troops” will be powered again… read more

WFAT Adds the Rumble Bees!

Midwest Communication’s WFAT-AM/FM Translator combo (Battle Creek) has announced that it will be the radio home of the city’s new hockey team, the Battle Creek Rumble Bees, airing all the the team’s live play-by-play broadcasts. Rumble Bees General Manager Adam Stio expressed much elation with the hockey club’s partnership with Midwest Communications. “To have the… read more

WDVD Raises over $60,000 for Detroit Dog Rescue

On October 4, Cumulus Media’s WDVD-FM (Detroit) held its second annual Radiothon for Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR), Detroit’s only no-kill dog foster and adoption shelter.  A total of $61,668 was raised. The Blaine Fowler Morning Show, along with the entire 96.3 WDVD air staff, were broadcasting live from the Orchard Mall.  Money raised was to… read more

WKAR Bids Farewell To Digital News Director Reginald Hardwick

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has announced that Digital News Director Reginald Hardwick has left the station to become Director of News and Public Affairs at Illinois Public Media. Since joining WKAR in March 2017, the radio news team has won a regional Edward R Murrow award for education reporting (2018) and a national award… read more

WCSY-FM Begins Project Personal Care

This week, October 10-12, Midwest Family Broadcasting’s WCSY-FM (South Haven-Benton Harbor-Saint Joseph) is holding its annual Project Personal Care, a drive to collect items for those in need, but not the usual canned goods. Operations Director Paul Layendecker says about the drive, “Things that we take for granted are what we’re collecting: Toilet paper, paper… read more

Larry Patrick Appointed to NAB Radio Board

Larry Patrick, managing partner of both Legend Communications and Patrick Communications, has been appointed to the NAB Radio Board of Directors by Radio Board Chair Dave Santrella in accordance with NAB by-laws, effective immediately. Legend Communications operates 24 small-market radio stations in Wyoming. Larry Patrick is also a founder and investor in NRJ TV, which… read more

Immaculate Heart Buys Baraga Broadcasting Stations

RadioInsight reports that Immaculate Heart Media has agreed to purchase Baraga Broadcasting’s five stations in Northern Michigan for $345,000. The “Baraga Radio” network of WTCY-FM (Greilickville), WGZE-FM (Alpena), WTCK-FM (Charlevoix), WGJU-FM (East Tawas), WIDG-AM (St. Ignace) and FM Translator W221CA (Gaylord) will join Immaculate Heart’s “Relevant Radio” network upon closing. They will also assume the… read more