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WYCD’s Rob Stone and Holly Hutton Launch National Entercom Night Show

Entercom has announced that WYCD-FM (Detroit) afternoon personalities Rob Stone and Holly Hutton have been tapped for a new national evening show to air on Entercom-owned country stations nationwide. The program is part of a new initiative by the company to launch national midday and evening shows for its country programmed radio stations. Meanwhile, Rob… read more

WITL Adds Cadillac Jack and Erica Gray to Mornings

Townsquare Media’s WITL-FM (Lansing) has announced that Cadillac Jack and Erica Gray have joined the station for mornings.  Cadillac Jack’s previous on-air stints include WYCD-FM (Detroit), WQYK-FM (Tampa) and WXTU-FM (Philadelphia). Gray previously hosted middays at WBTU-FM (Fort Wayne),WKYS-FM (Gainsville, FL) and mornings at WBTI-FM (Port Huron). “We are beyond excited to have Caddy &… read more

WOLV Hosts COVID-19 Town Halls

Houghton Community Broadcasting’s 97.7 The Wolf (WOLV-FM) has begun broadcasting a series of town hall meetings to inform local residents of the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic to the Keweenaw Peninsula and the U.P. Produced by the Health Research Institute at Michigan Technological University, “COVID-19 Impact & Response,” features moderators Steve Elmer and Kelly Kamm,… read more

WKAR Teams Up with MSU’s College of Engineering for Mask Video

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has collaborated with Michigan State University’s College of Engineering to produce a video showing the effectiveness of wearing a mask during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Entitled “Display it, don’t spray it,” the video features Dr. Rob Stephenson, science educator and Emmy-award winning host of WKAR’s Curious Crew, along with high-resolution, slow-motion… read more

Media Bureau Regulatory Fee Instructions Issued – No Fees for Translator CPs

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The Media Bureau (9/8) issued its Fact Sheet for the Annual Regulatory Fees for 2020 – expanding on the information available in the various public notices released last week, about which we wrote here.  This Fact Sheet sets out the general information as to how much is owed by various classes of… read more

Governor Tells Business Leaders State Of Emergency Could Continue For ‘Months’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told Michigan business leaders on Thursday (9/17) the state of emergency she enacted in March to respond to the coronavirus pandemic will likely last months longer, according to a report in Gongwer. She outlined a similar timeline in an opinion piece published on Friday (9/18) in The Detroit Free Press. Speaking to… read more

Nathan A. Simington Nominated to FCC

The White House announced Tuesday (9/15), that President Trump intends to nominate longtime telecom lawyer Nathan A. Simington, who is currently senior advisor in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) specializing in network and telecommunications policy, to the Federal Communications Commission. He is being picked to replace current Commissioner Mike O’Rielly, who’s nomination for… read more

Climb the Ladder in Programming

By: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting Want to climb the ladder in Programming? Bring these five ideas to a sales meeting. I recently attended a webinar that featured NY real estate magnate and Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran. She was most impressive and discussed many things about the sales process that related to the radio… read more