Category: March 2021

Michigan Radio’s Steve Schram appointed to Nielsen Audio Advisory Council

Steve Schram, Executive Director and General Manager of Michigan Radio – WUOM, Ann Arbor, has been selected to serve as the sole representative for Public Radio on the Nielsen Audio Advisory Council. The Council is a forum for Nielsen clients to share their interests, concerns, and suggestion about Nielsen’s service and to hear the perspective… read more

MAB Board of Directors Elects 3 New Officers

MAB Chairman Stephen A. Marks, The Marks Group (Alpena and Marquette), announced the following change in the MAB Executive Committee:    Scott Shigley, General Manager of Liggett Communications (Port Huron) is the new Vice Chair/Chair-Elect. Shigley started his broadcast career in sales at the Liggett owned station in Lansing, WFMK in 1993. He began his… read more

MAB State Capitol Day: April 29- 30

Take a day to make virtual visits with your state legislators. It’s easy. Just register for the free MAB State Capitol Advocacy Day and MAB does the rest. Click here to register now.  You will be paired with a couple of other broadcasters from your area. MAB will prepare the issue papers and a report… read more

Breck Kinsey Joins Saginaw’s WKCQ

MacDonald Broadcasting’s WKCQ-FM (Saginaw) has announced that Breck Kinsey has joined the station’s airstaff for the 7 p.m. to midnight shift.  Kinsey arrives from WLEW-FM (Bad Axe), where she spent nearly two years on the air. WKCQ Operations Manager/Program Director Jason Addams said “Breck is a lifelong KCQ listener, having grown up in the area. … read more

FOIA Package Clears Senate Committee

Legislation that would open up some records from the governor’s office and the Legislature cleared a Senate committee Tuesday (3/23) in the latest attempt to remove Michigan from the minority of states that do not currently allow access to such records, according to a report in Gongwer. Members of the Senate Oversight Committee unanimously reported… read more

FCC Hearing Designation Order Reminds Broadcasters that Long Periods Where They are Not Operating May Lead to License Renewal Problems

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP On March 8, the FCC issued a hearing designation order, sending to an Administrative Law Judge the question of whether an AM station’s license renewal application should be granted.  The hearing seeks to gather evidence as to whether the renewal should be granted despite the station’s record, under its current… read more