Category: March 2020

MacDonald Garber Broadcasting Purchases WSRT-FM

MacDonald Garber Broadcasting is purchasing silent WSRT-FM (Gaylord) and translator W252DA (Petoskey) from Northern Radio.  An application was filed with the FCC on February 28. WSRT is one of six stations Northern has been selling off.  So far, the company has sold WKLT-FM (Kalkaska), WKLZ-FM (Petoskey) and WCFX-FM (Leland).  With the sale of WSRT, Northern… read more

Former WGPR-TV Employees Share The History of America’s First African American-Owned Television Station

Earlier this month, WKBD-TV (Detroit) Community Connect host Lisa Germani paid a visit to the William V. Banks Broadcast Museum to talk with four former employees of WGPR-TV about their experiences at the station and what it meant to them to find work at the first African American owned and operated television station in the… read more

Is Gen-Co short for Genesee County, or Generous Community?

By: Jeremy Fenech, Program Director 103.9 The Fox WRSR-FM (Flint) ‘Who wants seconds?’ ‘Are you gonna finish that?’ Simple questions at dinner time that we all take for granted. You may be heading back for a second helping of dinner… while so many people in our own community are desperately seeking their first helping… for… read more

NAB Announces 2020 Engineering Achievement Award Recipients

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the recipients of its Engineering Achievement Awards. Established in 1959, the Engineering Achievement Awards are given to individuals who are nominated by their peers for significant contributions to advancing broadcast engineering. The 2020 NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award Jeff Welton is regional sales manager, Central US, for Nautel… read more

The FDA Issues New Guidance on CBD – Still Leaving Many Questions for Broadcasters and Advertisers

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The FDA last week issued an update on its review of issues related to the sale and marketing of CBD products. The guidance reiterates the kinds of warnings that we have given before (see, for instance, our articles here and here) about not advertising specific health benefits of CBD… read more

MAB Launches Michigan COVID-19 Webpage

By:  Karole L. White MAB President/CEO The MAB has launched a resource page on its website for stations and their reporters on COVID-19 the Coronavirus. This web page gives broadcasters up to the minute information coming out of the State Emergency Communications Center and articles about reporting on pandemics and health emergencies from some of… read more

NAB Show Postponed

On March 11, the NAB announced that the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas has been postponed for this year due to Coronavirus concerns.  NAB’s Sue Keenom, in an email to state broadcast associations, said “This was a difficult decision to make, but at the end of the day, the health and welfare of our… read more