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Radio Results Network Has Grand Opening of New Plaza

On Wednesday, August 7, Radio Results Network (WCHT-AM/WTIQ-AM/WCMM-FM/WGKL-FM/WGLQ-FM/WGMV-FM/WUPF-FM/WUPG-FM/WUPT-FM/WUPT-FM) held the grand opening for their new 21,000 square foot building in downtown Escanaba.  This grand opening was an 18-month project for the company.  After spending 33 years in the Ludington Post suites, ownership and management decided on a larger and more visible location. According to General… read more

GMR to Offer Commercial Radio Another Extension of Their Interim License – to March 31, 2020 While the Litigation Continues

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Last week, the Radio Music License Committee issued a press release that states that Global Music Rights (“GMR”), the new performing rights organization that collects royalties for the public performance of songs written by a number of popular songwriters (including Bruce Springsteen, members of the Eagles, Pharrell Williams and… read more

MAB Files Comments on MI Courts Administrative Rules

In an effort to protect media coverage of courtroom proceedings, the MAB has filed comments to a Proposed Amendment to Rule 8.115 of the Michigan Court rules.  In its comments, the MAB respectfully requests the elimination of any language in the Proposed Amendment which encroaches on or conflicts with Administrative Order 1989-1, which provides guidelines… read more

Walker Sisson Passes

The MAB shared the news on September 3 via the web that longtime Southwest Michigan contract engineer Walker Sisson passed away September 2 at the age of 71. Services were held on September 7. Walker was an on-call/contract engineer for dozens of stations in Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana.  He had the engineering bug early. … read more

FCC Releases Final Regulatory Fees With Some Relief for Broadcasters

By Lauren Lynch Flick, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP The FCC has released its finalized schedule of annual Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2019, and thanks to the collective efforts of all 50 State Broadcasters Associations and the National Association of Broadcasters, there is some good news for radio stations and satellite television stations. But… read more