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SBA’s PPP Loans Extended to May 31

On March 30, President Biden signed into law the two-month extension to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. As a refresher, the legislation extends PPP through May 31 and allows 501(c)(6) organizations and others more time to pursue a second PPP loan. Further, if eligible organizations apply by May 31, the Small Business… read more

Entercom Becomes Audacy

Entercom Communications Corp. announced March 30 that it is transitioning its brand name to Audacy, effective immediately.  Entercom operates 230 stations nationwide, including six in the Detroit market. In a press release, the company writes: Over the past three years, the company has purposefully evolved into a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment organization with… read more

WCFX to Present Drive-Through Easter Event

On Saturday, April 3, Grenax Broadcasting’s WCFX-FM (Clare/Mt. Pleasant) will host the Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation Great Egg Rec N’ Ramble, a drive-thru Easter event for community members to enjoy. The event is presented by Graff Mt. Pleasant and takes place from 1-4 p.m. Community members can drive to different locations to get goodie bags… read more

Bipartisan Congressional Voices Back Media Diversity Efforts

There is fresh bipartisan backing in Congress for advancing media diversity, according to a recent InsideRadio report. Resolutions have been introduced in the House and Senate that call diversity a “core tenet” of the public interest standard in the government’s media policy. The House resolution (H.Res.277) also pledges to work with media companies to develop… read more

Copyright Royalty Board Given Two More Months to Complete Decision on Webcasting Royalties for 2021-2025

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The Copyright Office this week granted a request from the Copyright Royalty Board for more time to decide on the royalties to be paid to SoundExchange for the public performance of sound recordings by webcasters, including broadcasters who simulcast their programming on the Internet.  As we wrote in July, the CRB decision on the webcasting royalties for 2021-2025 was initially… read more