Category: April 2019

Mary Conway, Vickie Thomas, Kathy Barks Hoffman Welcomed Into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

Former WXYZ-TV (Detroit) reporter Mary Conway and WWJ-AM (Detroit) reporter Vickie Thomas and former “Off the Record” panelist Kathy Barks Hoffman were among seven news professionals inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame during a special ceremony at Michigan State University in East Lansing on April 14. Mary Conway spent 29 years at WXYZ reporting… read more

ATSC 3.0 Build Out Plans Announced for Top 40 Markets

At the 2019 NAB Show, a broad coalition of broadcast television station groups – including both network owned-and-operated stations and affiliates, as well as public broadcasters — today announced plans to deploy Next-Gen TV in the 40 largest U.S. TV markets by the end of 2020. The announcement includes Fox Television Stations, NBCUniversal Owned Television… read more

Come Have Some Fun at the After Party!

Key Code Media is bringing the best of the NAB 2019 show back to Detroit on Tuesday, May 21 at Punch Bowl Social … as well as over 30 leading vendors showing the latest in media and entertainment technology. Come for the education, great food and drink and the chance to mix and mingle with fellow… read more

Northern Michigan TV Station Receives 4 National Awards

WMNN-LD (Cadillac), MI News 26, reports that it has  received four national awards during the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance’s LPTV Day at the NAB Show, the nation’s largest broadcasting conference, held each April in Las Vegas.  The awards were presented to MI News 26 General Manager Eric Wotila. The station was judged against others across the… read more

Snyder Joins Kasich Policy Committee

Michigan’s former Governor Rick Snyder has been named to a national advisory committee for Two Paths America, a center-right public policy organization founded in 2017 by former Ohio Governor John Kasich with the goal to “promote center-right solutions to some of the major issues facing our nation,” according to the committee’s website. In addition to Kasich and… read more

Comment Deadline on FCC’S Ownership Rules Review

Comments are due April 29 in the FCC’s Quadrennial Review of its ownership rules. The reply comments are due May 29. The FCC is looking at several issues, including the rules setting out the limits on the number of radio stations that one company can own in a market. On the TV side, the agency is looking at local TV… read more