Category: September 2019

WRIF-FM is ‘Rock Station of the Year’ at Marconi Awards

Beasley Media Group’s WRIF-FM (Detroit) was the recipient of an NAB Marconi Award Thursday night during ceremonies held in conjunction with the Radio Show in Dallas. ‘RIF was one of five stations announced as finalists in July for the Rock Station of the Year Marconi.  WRIF-FM Program Director Mark Pennington was on hand to accept… read more

WKAR General Manager Susi Elkins Elected to PBS Board

Via PBS has announced that Susi Elkins, Director of Broadcasting and General Manager for WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, has been elected to serve on the PBS board of directors. The directors are responsible for governing and setting policy for PBS, the private, nonprofit corporation whose members are America’s public TV stations…. read more

$15,000 Fine and Short-Term License Renewal Proposed for Radio Station Missing Issues Programs Lists in Its Online Public Inspection File

Note from MAB President/CEO Karole White:  The MAB Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP), includes our expert inspector’s opinion on your public file. With an uptick in FCC scrutiny of public files, you may want an outside expert to take a look. This report is just one part of the comprehensive ABIP program offered by the… read more

WSAQ Raises $138,500 for Child Abuse and Neglect Council

WSAQ-FM (Port Huron) Morning Show Host Matt Markham took to the roof of Michigan Mutual Mortgage in downtown Port Huron September 16-20 to help raise $138,500 for the St. Clair County Child Abuse and Neglect Council’s during its Community Roof Sit. Markham said he went up on the roof with a suitcase with clothes, toiletries,… read more

Michigan Radio to Debut New Podcast ‘Same Same Different’

Michigan Radio has announced a new podcast, Same Same Different, which will tackle issues like When your buddies tell you “we like you because you’re not like most black people,” should you throw down or lay low? How do you support your transgender kid when their own sibling thinks transgender is a misguided choice? What… read more

Budget Sent to Governor

The Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday that with just a week to spare, the GOP-lead Michigan Legislature finished work Tuesday on a $59.9 billion budget for the 2020 fiscal year that includes $120 million for water infrastructure improvements and treatment of PFAS and other contaminants in water systems across the state. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has… read more

FCC Offers KidVid Compliance Guide To Small TV Stations

With the recent revision of the Children’s Television Programming rules, the FCC has released a Small Entity Compliance Guide aimed at smaller TV stations and other organizations to help them comply with the revised rules. The new “KidVid” rules, which went into effect on September 16, cover how and when TV stations can air educational/informational… read more