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Court Overturns Requirement that Prescription Drug Advertisers Include Price Information in TV Ads

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Last week, a Federal District Court ruled that the US Department of Health and Human Services did not have the authority to require that drug manufacturers include pricing information on their television commercials. We wrote about that requirement, here – a requirement that was supposed to go into effect… read more

2019 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced

The National Association of Broadcasters has announced the finalists for the 2019 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced September 26 during the Awards Dinner & Show during the 2019 Radio Show in Dallas, Texas. Finalists in various categories include Mojo of WKQI-FM… read more

Sage Announces Mandatory Software Upgrade

Sage has released firmware version 89-34 for its line of ENDECs. This free update addresses a changed requirement in the FCC EAS rules, Part 11.33(a)(10), which affects how the valid time frame of an alert is determined. This rule change takes effect on August 12, 2019. The ENDEC currently employs a slightly different method of… read more

EAS Required Monthly Tests Cancelled for August, 2019 Due to National Test

With the Nationwide EAS Test scheduled for August 7, 2019, State EAS/SECC Chairman Gary Blievernicht has announced that all scheduled regional Required Monthly Tests (RMTs) scheduled for the month of August should be cancelled.  47 CFR 11.61(3)(ii) states, “A national test shall replace the required weekly and monthly tests for all EAS participants … in… read more

WEYI-TV Donates Water Generator to Flint Church

Howard Stirk Holdings/WEYI-TV (Flint) owner Armstrong Williams has purchased and donated an atmospheric water generator to a Flint church.  The announcement was made July 10 at Greater Flint Holy Temple in Flint. Williams says the machine will help the church continue its mission of addressing the ongoing needs from the city’s ongoing water crisis. “We… read more

Bob Liggett Passes at 76

The MAB has learned that longtime Michigan broadcast owner Robert (Bob) G. Liggett, Jr. passed away Friday morning, July 12, from complications with pancreatic cancer. He was 76. Bob leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Victoria, and four daughters, Maureen Fettes, Emily Philpot, Marjorie and Roberta Liggett. Bob founded Liggett Broadcast Group in 1970… read more

WDET’s Michelle Srbinovich Leaving to Join New Journalism Venture

After a decade at Detroit’s public radio station, WDET General Manager Michelle Srbinovich has resigned and accepted a position with the American Journalism Project (AJP). Srbinovich’s last day at WDET will be July 12. “It’s been an absolute honor to serve as the leader of this critically important public institution, a role that I was… read more

Bruce Turner Retires from WNMU-TV

After 56 years on the job, WNMU-TV (Marquette) Station Manager Bruce Turner has retired.  A retirement party was held June 28 in Marquette.  Among those attending were MAB CEO/President Karole White and State Senator Ed McBroom (R-38), who presented Turner with a legislative tribute for his good work in the Upper Peninsula. During his time… read more