Category: October 2019

Entercom’s WOMC Raises Nearly $180k with “Turn Up the Miracles” Radiothon

On October 10, WOMC-FM (Detroit) held its annual “Turn Up The Miracles” Radiothon to benefit Children’s Miracle Hospital and raised a total of $178,886.00! The 13-hour broadcast from the South Tower Concourse of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak was anchored by station personalities Stephen Clark, JoAnne Purtan, Jim Johnson and Beau Daniels, joined by special… read more

WOLV-FM Helps Pack the Theatre for Omega House Fundraiser

By: Kevin Ericson, Operations Director, Houghton Community Broadcasting A full house grooved to Paul McCartney’s biggest hits at the Calumet Theatre this past weekend to raise money for hospice services and 97.7, The Wolf (WOLV-FM/Houghton), led a three-month push to make sure every seat was sold. It’s the second time the Omega House has brought… read more

Another $15,000 Fine Proposed for Missing Issues Programs Lists – And a Fine for a Late-Filed Renewal

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP A pattern is being established – $15,000 and a short-term, 2-year license renewal seem to have become the standard penalty for stations that are missing all of their Quarterly Issues Programs Lists for a license renewal term. On October 8, the FCC’s Media Bureau issued a proposed fine to… read more

Bill Thompson to Speak at Ferris

Veteran Michigan broadcaster Bill Thompson, who released a book of his memoirs early this summer “My Life as a Great Lakes Broadcaster” will be speaking at Ferris State University on October 17 at 11 a.m. in UCB 211.  Thompson is a Ferris Sports Leadership Institute Advisory Board member. In the book, Thompson shares stories and… read more

Armada Acquires Eight Sovereign Communications Stations

On October 7, Armada Media Partners, based in Fond du Lac, Wis., announced the purchase of Sovereign Communications radio stations based in Marquette and Iron Mountain. Armada Media Partners currently owns and operates two Upper Peninsula radio stations: Bay Cities Radio, a five station group based in Marinette and Menominee, and Radio Results Network, a… read more

Department of Labor Issues Final Ruling on Changes to Salary Threshold

CORRECTION TO MAB NEWSLETTER ARTICLE ON NEW FLSA RULES In the Friday, October 4, MAB newsletter, an IRS category of employee was incorrectly identified. The correct term denoting individuals in supervisory/management capacities are considered white-collar employees. It is this category of employee which has had the pay scale limit raised. According to an IRS Bulletin… read more

WSJM Announces the Return of Jim Gifford

Mid-West Family Broadasting’s WSJM-FM (St. Joseph/Benton Harbor) has announced that Jim Gifford is returning to the station in late October to host the station’s morning show.  Gifford will replace Ray Gustafson, who is moving to be with family in Minnesota. Gifford served as a morning news anchor, morning show co-host, news director, and programming director… read more