Category: July 2016

FCC: No New Rules on Retrans

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced via a blog post that the FCC will not be taking any new regulatory actions on retransmission consent as a result of its investigation into its good faith rules. Specifically, Wheeler stated that the FCC “will not proceed at this time to adopt additional rules governing good… read more

Court Reverses 20-Year Decision on Open Booking Photos

According to a report in Gongwer, a divided 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 20-year-old decision that required federal criminal booking photos automatically be released on request. The judges argued that releasing those photos violate a “non-trivial privacy interest” defendants have in those booking photos. Booking photos convey an image of guilt, the… read more

Associate Member Highlight: The Michigan Association of School Boards

The Michigan Association of School Boards is a voluntary, nonprofit association of local and intermediate boards of education located throughout the State of Michigan.  Their membership is comprised of 600+ boards of education, representing nearly all public school districts in the state. MASB was officially organized in 1949 to advance the quality of public education in… read more

Cumulus Moves Crenshaw to Youngstown

Cumulus Media has moved Grand Rapids-based Regional Operations Manager John Crenshaw to its cluster in Youngstown, Ohio,  where he will serve as Operations Manager. Crenshaw came to Grand Rapids in August 2013 and was responsible for the 32 Cumulus stations outside of Detroit and was also program director for WTNR-FM.

Honor 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and Hall of Fame Inductees

Please join the MAB and MAB Foundation in celebrating these outstanding people in our industry at the annual Awards Banquet, Tuesday, August 30 at the Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, Michigan. The 2016 award recipients have 150-plus years of combined experience serving the broadcasting industry. Each of the award recipients have influenced and supported their… read more

WXYZ-TV Hosts “Unify Detroit” Special

In the aftermath of tragic shootings across the country, WXYZ-TV (Detroit) teamed up with Detroit community leaders on July 14 to present a special broadcast “Detroit 2020: Unify Detroit” to help address the issues facing the local community. WXYZ Editorial and Public Affairs Director, Chuck Stokes, was joined by Detroit Police Chief James Craig, along with Rev…. read more

EAS National Test, Registration and Reporting Deadlines Announced

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a public notice outlining the upcoming nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), as well as mandatory registration and reporting deadlines for each EAS Participant. The national test is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on September 28, 2016.  (A secondary test date is October 5,… read more