Category: January 2020

ENCO Founder Gene Novacek Passes

The MAB has learned that Eugene Novacek, who founded Southfield-based broadcast technology company ENCO has died from pancreatic cancer at age 61.  He passed away in New York City on January 1. Novacek was a professional engineer (P.E.) who held engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He had early jobs at Bechtel… read more

WMUK Adds Second Frequency for Classical Programming

Western Michigan University’s WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) has announced that it is expanding both its news and information programming as well as classical music and fine arts programming with the addition of a second frequency.  On January 20, the station will split its programming with WMUK 102.1 increasing the amount of news and information programming hours with… read more

McKibbin Media Acquires WCSR-AM/FM

After closing on the purchase of Bruce and Sue Goldsen’s Jackson Radio Works’ stations on December 16, Jamie and Katina McKibbin and their McKibbin Media Group have announced the purchase of WCSR-AM/FM (Hillsdale) from longtime second-generation owner Michael Flynn.  WCSR has been in the Flynn family since 1961. McKibbin, speaking to the Hillsdale Daily Reporter,… read more

While You Were on Vacation: Looking at FCC Regulatory Actions over the Holidays and Deadlines for January

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP While many of us were trying to enjoy the holidays, the world of regulation kept right on moving, seemingly never taking time off. So we thought that we ought to highlight some of the actions taken by the FCC in the last couple weeks and to also remind you… read more

Lowest Unit Rate Effective January 25 in Michigan

From MAB Washington Attorney David Oxenford;  Presidential primaries and caucuses are right around the corner, including the election-heavy day in March often dubbed Super Tuesday. This means stations in more than two dozen states will soon find themselves within the 45-day primary/caucus political window, which brings with it special obligations like lowest unit rates for… read more