Category: February 2018

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

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

WWJ’s Winter Survival Radiothon For THAW Raises $1.4 Million

Entercom’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) raised more than $1.4 million in their 15th annual Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund. Along with our enthusiastic volunteers, the station took calls all day February 9, broadcasting live from our radio studios in Southfield, collecting donations to keep Michigan families in need warm this winter. THAW assists… read more

WMJZ-FM Gaylord Sold

On February 13, 2018, an application was filed with the Federal Communications Commission to assign the license of WMJZ-FM (Gaylord) from Darby Advertising, Inc. to 45 North Media, Inc.  The purchase price was $750,000. 45 North Media has been operating the station under a Local Programming and Marketing Agreement since January 2. The seller is owned… read more

With the March 1 Deadline Looming, What Should Radio Stations Be Doing to Prepare Their Online Public File?

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, BroadcastLawBlog.com Many radio stations need to be considering the FCC requirement that their public inspection file be made available online in a system hosted by the FCC. From the calls I have received in the last few days, it appears that, even though the FCC adopted the requirements two… read more

Neilsen’s Abcarian will Help You ‘Elevate the POWER’ of Your Station at the #MABshow

Nielsen’s Vice President for Product Leadership Kelly Abcarian  joins the line up of presenters at the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show to help stations across Michigan “Elevate the POWER of Broadcast AND Digital and reach the largest most effective audience leveraging real truthful measurement.” The Great Lakes Media Show, formerly the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo… read more

WCMU Presents Pinkalicious Kids and Culture Day

This Saturday, February 17, WCMU Public Media will host “Pinkalicious Kids and Culture Day” from 10 a.m. to Noon on the campus of Central Michigan University. As part of this great event, WCMU is introducing kids to the brand new PBS Kids show, “Pinkalicious & Peterrific.” Families can stop by for games, activities and a… read more