Category: January 2016

The Yaffe Group

Associate Member Highlight: The Yaffe Group

By: Mike McClure, Creative Director at The Yaffe Group Our founder, Fred Yaffe, helped Little Caesar’s come up with the “Pizza Pizza” concept. Over half of our staff has been here for more than 10 years, and the majority of them have been here for more than 20 years. Tired of seeing the best advertising… read more

WTCM-FM

WTCM-FM Celebrates 75th Year on Air

WTCM-FM (Traverse City) is celebrating their 75th year on air in 2016. The station was founded by Les Biederman, and went on air for the first time on January 8, 1941, using a hand-built control console. Ross Biederman, Les’s son, still runs the station his father started. The Biederman family is admired for both their… read more

9and10 News Water Drive

Helping Flint: 9&10 News, Fox 32 and VanDrie Home Furnishings Team Up to Collect Water Donations

In Northern Michigan, WWTV-TV, WWUP-TV, WFQX-TV, and VanDrie Home Furnishings have teamed up to collect donations of water for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The community can bring water donations to any VanDrie Home Furnishings location or make a monetary donation using this link. According to 9&10 News, monetary donations made at the link… read more

WDIV-TV

Helping Flint: Art Van Furniture and WDIV-TV’s “Help Me Hank” Create Community Initiative

WDIV-TV (Detroit) has partnered with Art Van Furniture to create a community initiative to collect water for the city of Flint. Art Van Furniture and WDIV-TV Local 4’s Hank Winchester, consumer investigative reporter and head of the station’s “Help Me Hank” consumer unit, have joined forces to collect and deliver bottled water to those in… read more

Radio Issues on FCC’s Agenda in 2016

According to Broadcast Law Blog, one of the biggest issues in radio may see some action by the FCC before the end of January. The FCC has circulated a proposal among the commissioners to adopt a requirement for an online public file for radio, cable and satellite. In his blog post, FCC Chairman Wheeler confirmed that… read more

Committee Has No Plans to Move Pallone’s Broadcaster Bill

As reported last week, U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), unveiled a draft bill, the Viewer Protection Act. This bill empowers the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fully protect both broadcast viewers and mobile broadband users who may be affected by the upcoming Broadcast Incentive Auction by funding viewer… read more

House Passes Sweeping FOIA Reform Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would create the most sweeping reforms to federal open records laws in nearly a decade. The measure would limit exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that now allow federal agencies to hold back information. The bill would also create a single online portal for people… read more

Zorn Moves to Repeal Local ‘Gag Order’ From Law

State Senator Dale Zorn (R-17) submitted legislation to repeal a recently enacted prohibition on schools and local governments from providing factual information on ballot questions during the 60 days prior to the vote. Dubbed “a gag order” by schools, local governments, and media groups who lobbied Governor Snyder to veto a bill primarily dealing with… read more