Category: 2021

McKibbin Media Teams Up For Community Food & Coat Drive

McKibbin Media Group (Jackson) has partnered with Harvest Solar and many Jackson area businesses to organize an initiative to collect much-needed food and supplies for the Jackson Community Food Pantry this holiday season. Donations for this are needed. “We encourage the local Jackson community to support this Community Food & Coat Drive and help others… read more

WILX-TV Announces New Morning Team

Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) has announced a new morning anchor team, effective this past Monday (12/6).  Maureen Halliday and Seth Wells will co-anchor the station’s morning newscast (4:30 to 7:00 a.m.) as well as the station’s 11 a.m. newscast. Maureen Halliday has anchored the station’s weekend newscasts for the past two years, and as a… read more

A Seat at the Live Streaming Table for Michigan Broadcasters: MHSAA Amends Rules

Michigan broadcasters have new opportunities to cover local high school sports. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) worked with the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) to amend its live streaming policy which now allows local TV and radio stations to stream regular season games on their website and social platforms as well as over… read more

Senate Confirms FCC Chair Rosenworcel

On December 7, the Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel, the first woman to hold that title, to another five-year term, narrowly avoiding a Republican majority at the agency once her current term was set to expire at the end of the year. Rosenworcel gained the support of key Republicans,… read more

FCC Forum on Accessibility of Online Video Programming – Looking Beyond the Regulation of Broadcasters

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP On December 2, 2021, the FCC held a forum on the accessibility of video programming delivered through online platforms (a recording of the event is available on the FCC website, here).  What is perhaps most notable about this forum is that it looked at whether the FCC could extend its authority… read more

Kevin Kennedy Joins WDRQ

AllAccess reports that Cumulus Media’s WDRQ-FM (Detroit) has added Kevin Kennedy as its midday host starting this week.  He succeeds Rachel Ryan, who had been voice tracking the shift from a Cumulus station in Dallas for the last four months. Kennedy previously worked with Cumulus Detroit Director of FM Programming David Corey in Boston, doing… read more

WEMU’s Lisa Barry Passes

The MAB is saddened to announce the passing of WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti) All Things Considered local host Lisa Barry.  Barry died this past Tuesday night (11/30) due to complications from a heart condition. A graduate of Olivet College, she got her start as a morning newscast sidekick on Lansing’s WVIC-FM. Barry later joined the morning show… read more

If You Have Political Advertising Questions……We Have Answers!

David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker and Knauer, LLP is the MAB Washington Attorney and answers your Legal Hotline Questions. David and Bobby Baker, Gary Schonman and Sima Nilsson of the FCC Office of Political Programming held a terrific Political Advertising Webinar for MAB members on November 18. MAB Members may access it in the members only… read more