Category: August 2021

WDET-FM Wins National Murrow Award

On August 17, The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA) announced that Wayne State University’s WDET-FM (Detroit) is the recipient of a 2021 national Edward R. Murrow Award.  The station won in the Excellence in Innovation category in Large Market Radio for its “COVID Diaries: Stories of Resilience” project.  The COVID Diaries was presented in… read more

Rich Juday Joins WLUN-FM as Director of Sales

WLUN-FM (Pinconning/Midland) has announced the hiring of Rich Juday as its next Director of Sales for the radio station. In his role, Juday will oversee the sale and generation of station inventory, including commercial spots, content sponsorships, website advertising and other promotional offers. Juday also joins the Great Lakes Loons business development team to connect… read more

Michigan National EAS Test Summary

On August 11, the FCC and FEMA conducted the National Period Test (NPT) of the Emergency Alert System, using the “daisy chain” exclusively throughout the country, starting with the Primary Entrance Point stations (PEP) as well as additional feeds through NPR, Premiere Radio Networks and Sirius/XM. Here in Michigan, WJR-AM (Detroit), the designated PEP for… read more

Bills Introduced to Bring Back Tax Certificate to Foster Diversity in Broadcast Ownership – Exploring the Proposals

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The minority tax certificate is back in the news with revised bills being introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.  We wrote about a version of this bill introduced in the last session of Congress here.  The tax certificate offers perhaps the most meaningful route to… read more

Scott Shigley Elected MAB Chairman

Scott Shigley, General Manager, Liggett Communications (Port Huron), was elected Chairman of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Board of Directors during the organization’s  Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday (8/10). Shigley is the 77th chairman of the MAB, one of the largest and most successful state broadcast associations in the nation. The MAB represents nearly… read more

Sam Klemet to Become CEO of the MAB

Sam Klemet rose out of 38 applicants to be the number one choice of the MAB Transition committee for the position of President/CEO of the MAB upon the retirement of long-time President and CEO Karole White in January of 2022. Sam will begin at the MAB in early September as President-Elect and work with Ms…. read more

Heritage Center to Explore Public Broadcasting’s Impact In The U.P.

Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Director Dan Truckey has announced that the organization is going to explore the impact public broadcasting has made in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Speaking with WNMU-TV Host Mike Settles, Truckey said they are particularly interested in how it affected young people in the region, whether they were going to attend Northern Michigan… read more