Category: 2021

A Broadcaster’s 2021 Regulatory Calendar – Looking at Some of the Important Dates for the Year Ahead

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Here we are, in a new and hopefully more “normal” year – wondering what will be ahead.  Each year, at about this time, we put together a look at the regulatory dates ahead for broadcasters – or at least the primary ones that we already know.  This year is… read more

Radio Simulcast Fight Could Provide Hint at New FCC Majority’s Plans

According to a Thursday report in InsideRadio, an early test for a new Democrat-controlled Federal Communications Commission on how it will treat radio regulations may come not over a hot-button issue like radio ownership, but rather the arcane Radio Duplication Rule. That is because the decision to abolish the rule limiting station simulcasts was made… read more

MHSAA’s John Johnson Retires

After 33 years serving the Michigan High School Athletic Association in a variety of roles including as its first communications director and most recently director of broadcast properties, John Johnson has retired. His final day was December 18. Johnson joined the MHSAA staff in 1987 after previous stops working in sports information at Albion College,… read more

WQHH Holds 7th Annual Backpack Giveway

For the 7th year in a row, MacDonald Broadcasting’s Power 96.5 WQHH-FM (Lansing) held its annual Backpack Giveway on August 20.  This year’s event, held at the Don Johnson Fieldhouse in Lansing took all precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The station gave away free school supplies for local grade school kids on a first come,… read more