Category: July 2018

Nathan Graham in as New PD for WDZH-FM

Nathan Graham has been named Program Director for Entercom’s WDZH-FM (Detroit).  Graham was previously APD and Music Director for 103.7 KISS FM (WXSS-FM) in Milwaukee. Prior to joining Entercom, Graham held on-air positions at KSPW in Springfield, MO and KMXV in Kansas City. He was recently awarded the Music Director of the Year Award at… read more

WPHM Goes Hyper-Local for Boat Races and Festival

Liggett Communication’s News-Talk-Sports WPHM-AM 1380 (Port Huron) once again provided start to finish coverage of the 94th annual Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. The annual sailboat race starts in Port Huron and ends at Mackinac Island and is organized by Detroit’s Bayview Yacht Club. Coinciding with the race is the Blue Water Festival in Port… read more

Detroit Journalism Cooperative Goes Digital with Gubernatorial Interviews

Hour-long interviews with six of the seven major party candidates for Michigan governor turned into dozens of on-air reports, YouTube video playlists and digital posts for the audiences of the multimedia Detroit Journalism Cooperative. The candidate interviews included a representative from each outlet and a common set of questions developed to include issues in Michigan’s… read more

WCZY Holds ‘Hometown Showdown’

On July 23, WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant) held its 10th Annual “Hometown Showdown” at the Isabella County Fairgrounds.  Eleven contestants competed for two $500 cash prizes in the talent contest.   Stephan J. Wilson, currently attending CMU, became the first ever “Grand Prize” winner, taking home  prizes from Audience Choice and Judges Choice categories. Wilson won with his… read more

Moving FCC EEO Enforcement from the Media to the Enforcement Bureau – What Does It Mean?

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP On July 24, The FCC adopted an order moving broadcast EEO enforcement from the FCC’s Media Bureau to its Enforcement Bureau. The change will be effective later, after certain procedural approvals are obtained and after notice is published in the Federal Register. As EEO enforcement is primarily aimed at… read more


WDIV-TV To Host Congressional Debate

WDIV-TV/ClickOnDetroit and the 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization will host a debate with candidates for U.S. House of Representatives for the 13th congressional district at 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 2. The live event will be streamed on The debate will originate from the WDIV-Local 4 studios in downtown Detroit. The participating candidates… read more

READI Act Introduced to Improve EAS

According to a report in, new legislation would require state emergency communications committees to update their emergency alert systems plan periodically.  The Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement (READI) Act was introduced by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation John Thune (R-SD). The READI Act would: Eliminate the option to… read more

ATSC 3.0, Next Gen TV, Inches Closer to Reality with FCC Simulcasting Rules Becoming Effective

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP This week, the approval of the Office of Management and Budget of FCC rules imposing new paperwork burdens relating to simulcasting of a TV station’s primary signal on a host station when it converts to the new ATSC 3.0 next generation TV transmission system was announced in the Federal… read more

“Promote the Vote” Supporters Turn in Petitions

Over 430,000 petition signatures were submitted to the Department of State last week to place a constitutional amendment that would allow for same day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting for all voters to go on the November ballot. Specifically, the Promote the Vote proposal creates the right to a secret ballot, automatically registers people… read more