Category: February 2022

Michigan Broadcasters Impacting Lives: The MAB Community Book

Michigan broadcasters give a voice to the communities we serve. Local TV and radio stations deliver impactful work, daily, on-air, but as important is the work state broadcasters do in their communities. Over the past two years, especially, Michigan broadcasters have answered the call and have been a pivotal resource for the state. From providing… read more

WYCD’s Rachel & Grunwald Inducted to Country Radio Hall Of Fame

The Country Radio Broadcasters Class of 2022 Country Radio Hall of Fame honorees have been announced and the list includes WYCD-FM (Detroit) morning personalities Rachel & Grunwald will join the Hall of Fame when induction ceremonies are held June 30 in Nashville. Rachael Hunter and Steve Grunwald have been a part of the morning team… read more

Upper Peninsula broadcaster Elmer Aho Dies at 90

Longtime Upper Peninsula broadcasters Elmer Aho, host of “American Country Gold” on WFXD-FM in Marquette, passed away this past Sunday (2/20) at the age of 91 following a brief illness.  Aho was a Saturday-night fixture in U.P. radio for decades. His show consisted of classic country music, “home-spun” stories, and listener requests. Born and raised in… read more

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to Purchase Taconite Broadcasting (Marquette)

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community announced February 18 that they have entered into an agreement with Tom Mogush of Taconite Broadcasting Inc. to purchase his radio stations in Marquette. The KBIC currently owns WCUP-FM and WGLI-FM, both in the Western U.P.  Mogush owns WMQT-FM and WZAM-AM, both based in Marquette. Kim Klopstein, President of the… read more

How to Use RSS Feeds to Create a Free Radio Show Prep Service

By: Seth Resler Jacobs Media Strategies A show prep service can be a valuable resource for on-air personalities. It can help overworked airstaff stay on top of current events. Unfortunately, prep services require you to trade out precious inventory. And they can’t help your jocks keep up with local events. Fortunately, you can use online… read more

Radio Results Network Makes Donation to School Backpack Food Programs

Radio Results Network (RRN), along with First National Bank & Trust of Iron Mountain have announced a donation to the Iron Mountain and Kingsford School Backpack Food Programs. These programs were started to ensure that every Friday, children in need from Iron Mountain and Kingsford schools will receive a weekend’s worth of food. The bag… read more

March Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters: EAS and Next Gen TV Rulemaking Comments, Incentive Auction Reimbursements, TV Auction, GMR Licensing Deadline, and More

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP March is one of those months where no regularly scheduled FCC deadlines fall.  But there are still plenty of other deadlines and dates of importance to broadcasters that fall during this month, from comment dates in rulemaking proceedings, to the start of an auction for new TV stations… read more