Category: December 2016

FCC Extends for 18 Months SAP Emergency Information Deadline

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP The FCC released an order on November 16 giving TV stations an additional 18 months to comply with a requirement that emergency information conveyed to the TV audience during non-news programming in a visual or graphical manner (e.g. on-screen weather maps during entertainment programming) be converted to audio… read more

WDCQ-TV’s Andy Rapp Retires

Delta College/WDCQ-TV host Andy Rapp has announced his retirement.  After hosting the station’s Currently Speaking program for 17 years, he has announced that he is leaving the program. Rapp said “I’ve had a great run with Currently Speaking and feel it’s been well-received,” said Rapp, who lives in Midland with his wife Donna. “For seventeen and… read more

Mitten Media Launches “The Mitten”

At 4:00 p.m. on November 21, Mitten Media President (and MAB Board Member) Todd Mohr flipped the switch and launched “106.3 The Mitten, ” aka WWMN-FM (Thompsonville/Traverse City). The new station features a AAA/Adult Alternative music format with artists like Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Hozier, Avett Brothers, Talking Heads, Black Keys, Cold Play, Lumineers, Mumford… read more

Help Encourage the Best and Brightest to Enter Our Industry

Donate to the MAB Foundation Today! By:  Jennifer Williams, Beasley Media Group Inc., Chairman, MAB Foundation We are finished with the elections. Most of us have our budgets accepted by our corporate offices and we are now finalizing our sales for the first and second quarters of next year. We are looking at the end of… read more

All Things Christmas

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of the above article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Gary Berkowitz President, Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting [email protected] “It’s all about how you decorate your station for the holidays.” Here’s a programming checklist and suggestions as… read more