Category: June 2018

WGHN-AM and WMPA-FM Flip Formats

On May 26, owners Will Tieman and Wendy Hart have flipped WMPA-FM (Ferrysburg) has flipped to a new classic rock format as “Classic Rock 93.1.“  The station had previously featured a country music format. WMPA Program Director Jesse Bruce is hosting a local request show at 12 p.m. as well as afternoons from 3-7 p.m…. read more

WKAR Completes Channel Repack

On June 1, WKAR-TV (East Lansing) announced that it has completed its channel repack move from channel 40 to channel 33 and is now operating at full power. The station made the FCC-required frequency change on Tuesday, May 29, but in the days following the switch, broadcasting continued at low power to a reduced coverage… read more

Reminder: Register your C-Band Satellite Dishes

Radio and Television stations that receive programming via large C-band satellite dishes   should consider registering their downlinks prior to July 18 to protect their reception. On April 19, the FCC issued a public notice freezing the filing of new or modification applications for fixed-satellite service (FSS) earth station licenses, receive only earth station registrations and fixed microwave licenses in… read more

Urgent: Sage ENDEC Update Available

Sage Alerting Systems has announced the availability of an important firmware update for its Sage 3644 (blue) EAS box. Users with the 3644 must install this update to permit the ENDEC to continue to receive EAS CAP alerts from FEMA.   A FEMA signing certificate will expire at 11:45 a.m. on June 24, 2018; if this… read more

How to Manage Talents Who Hate Each Other!

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting Good news! You have a successful, well-rated morning team on your station. Bad news: They do not get along off the air…. read more

Bill Ballenger Joins Michigan Talk Network

Longtime political commentator Bill Ballenger has joined the Michigan Talk Network to host a brand new weekly political talk program. Ballenger who has been a staple of the Michigan political scene for years, debuted the series, The Political Insider with Bill Ballenger on June 2. “Bill is a respected and sought-after voice in politics both in… read more