Category: June 2016

Group Seeks OTT Equality

According to the report in TVNewsCheck, the TV Neutrality Alliance, a coalition of over-the-top (OTT) service providers and broadcasters, filed comments with the FCC urging the commission to act on its proposal to classify online video distributors (OVDs) of broadcast station signals as multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs). The Alliance proposed a modification to the MVPD… read more

NAB Asks FCC to Scrap Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-Ownership Ban

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has filed ex parte comments with the FCC urging changes to what it termed the “inequitable” broadcast ownership rules. The NAB called for the elimination of the newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership prohibition, citing the Third Circuit’s statement that the ban remains in place “even though the FCC determined more than a… read more

NRHOF Opens Public Voting

Through 11:59 p.m. on June 30, radio listeners nationwide can vote for their favorite radio personalities in two categories to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.   Fans can text 36500 (message and data rates may apply) with their one vote for each HALL OF FAME category accordingly: Music Format On-Air Personality For… read more

How to Use RSS Feeds to Create a Free Radio Show Prep Service

By: Seth Resler Jacobs Media Strategies A show prep service can be a valuable resource for on-air personalities. It can help overworked airstaff stay on top of current events. Unfortunately, prep services require you to trade out precious inventory. And, they can’t help your jocks keep up with local events. Fortunately, you can use online… read more

Governor Signs Public Threat Alert Legislation

Governor Rick Snyder signed House Bill 5442 into law. The new law requires that the Michigan State Police (MSP) establish and maintain a public threat alert system plan that would rapidly disseminate useful information to radio, television, and through wireless emergency alerts (WEA). The law states that the Public Threat Alert System shall be activated only… read more

Michael Patrick Shiels Celebrates 10 Years

Syndicated morning radio host Michael Patrick Shiels celebrated his 10th year on the air June 27 and 28 with Johnny Carson-style special broadcasts featuring highlight clips of celebrity interviews with the likes of Jim Nantz, Jack Nicklaus, Donald Trump, Wayne Gretzky, Julie Andrews, and more.  Plus Shiels welcomed special live guests, including longtime radio performers… read more

Michigan’s Broadcasters To Honor Rep. Candice Miller

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) and the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) will honor Representative Candice S. Miller (R-10th) with the Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award during the Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award ceremonies, Tuesday, August 30. The awards ceremony wraps up the 2016 Advocacy Conference, held August 30-31 at the Inn of… read more

Mark Libke Joins Jackson Radio Works

Jackson Radio Works, Inc., operators of WKHM-AM/FM, ESPN Sports 101.9, and Power Cow 95.9 are pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Libke as Director of Sales. Sue Goldsen, Owner and Vice-President said, “We are so happy to have Mark on our team. His experience with broadcasters and advertisers from around the state will be a… read more

Three Michigan Broadcasters Named Most Influential Women In Radio

On June 20, Radio Ink published their annual “Most Influential Women in Radio” issue of its print publication and included three Michigan broadcasters! Featured in the top 100 list were:  Debbie Kenyon SVP/Market Manager CBS Radio (Detroit) As a longtime board member, Kenyon is currently Vice-Chairman/Chairman-Elect of the MAB.  Radio Ink quotes Kenyon as crediting her own… read more