Category: February 2018

Radio Industry Pushes for FM Chips Activation

NAB’s SmartBrief is reporting radio industry leaders and government agencies are putting the pressure on Apple to activate FM chips in its IPhones to provide critical information to the consumers during emergencies.  “Apple portrays itself as cutting edge and consumer friendly, we think it just makes good business sense to have a public service ethic… read more

University Free Speech Amendment Clears House Committee

Last week, Michigan House Oversight Committee voted out a constitutional amendment that would give the Legislature the power to overrule university and community college regulations on “protection of free speech, expression and assembly rights.” House Joint Resolution P was sent to the full House on a 4-2 vote, with two Democrats opposing the resolution. State… read more

Matt Burgoyne Will Bring ‘Magical’ Perspective to #MABshow

Rumple Co-founder and “Defender of Simplicity” Matt Burgoyne will bring his “magical” touch to the  2018 Great Lakes Media Show. The Great Lakes Media Show, formerly the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo (GLBC) will take place March 6 and 7 at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Register to attend by February 23 to… read more

The Robinson Report: The Black Mirror

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media “I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.” –Dave Berry The… read more

WYTZ Raises Big Money for St. Jude

On February 15 and 16, Midwest Family Broadcasting’s WYTZ-FM (Benton Harbor) held its 12th annual 97.5 Y Country “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Country Cares Radiothon,” and so far, with additional post-event donations, it’s raised at least $38,000. For 12 years, Y Country staff have held the fundraiser, asking people to donate to St. Jude Children’s… read more

Starting Small on Media Regulation Modernization – Rule Requiring Hard Copy of FCC Rules Repealed

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, BroadcastLawBlog.com One of the first proposals in Chairman Pai’s initiative for the modernization of media regulation (see our post here from when the Chairman announced the initiative) was to repeal an FCC rule that many did not even know was a rule – one requiring that broadcasters who have… read more