Category: October 2019

WKAR’s Brant Wells to Serve on PBS Digital Media Advisory Council

WKAR Public Media’s Brant Wells has been appointed to serve on the PBS Digital Media Advisory Council (DMAC). Wells is Senior Director of TV Production & Operations at WKAR in East Lansing. After working as a freelancer in the commercial arena for 10 years, he found his home in public broadcast making quality, impactful content…. read more

Flint’s Joel Feick Steps Down from TV News After 35 Years

On September 29, WEYI-TV/WSMH-TV (Flint) News Anchor Joel Feick delivered his last newscast for the stations, ending a 35-year career in the business.  He plans to join the non-profit Disability Network of Flint. Feick joined the stations in 2011 after spending 27 years at crosstown WJRT-TV.  In an article posted on the WEYI website, Feick was… read more

Houghton Community Broadcasting Brings Hockeytown to its Hockeyville Listeners

Via Kevin Ericson, Houghton Community Broadcasting Houghton Community Broadcasting brought Hockeytown to its Hockeyville listeners last week. The Calumet Colosseum was selected to host the 2019 Kraft Hockeyville USA game in the spring and was given the honor of being the center of the National Hockey League for a contest between the Stanley Cup Champion… read more

WWMT Gets Behind Share The Warmth Coat Drive

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo) is partnering with local businesses for the Salvation Army of Kalamazoo’s annual Share the Warmth coat drive. The project runs the entire month of October with the goal of providing hundreds of area children new coats for the winter. “No one in Kalamazoo should be without a coat this winter,”… read more

WJRT, WIOG Partner for Coats for Kids

WJRT-TV (Flint) and WIOG-FM (Bay City-Saginaw-Flint) have joined together to support the Salvation Army for the 33rd Annual Coats for Kids campaign. The collection began this Tuesday and will continue for five weeks until November 8. Last year, more than 800 children benefited from the annual coat and winter gear drive. The Salvation Army anticipates… read more

FCC Proposes Changes to Rule Requiring Public Notice of Application Filing – Looking to Online Notice Rather Than Newspaper Publication

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP At its open meeting last week, the FCC adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking looking to change the requirement for local public notice of certain broadcast applications. Such notices are required currently for applications, including license renewals and station sales. The current rules contain different requirements for different… read more