Category: May 2017

Pai Proposes To Add Blue Alerts To EAS

On May 19, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced a proposal to add an alert option to the nation’s Emergency Alert System (EAS) to help protect our nation’s law enforcement officers. Called a “Blue Alert,” the option would be used by authorities in states across the country to notify the public through television and radio of… read more

House Holds Hearing on Modernizing EAS

On May 20, Representative Greg Walden, (R-OR), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee (and a former broadcaster), led a hearing on modernizing America’s emergency alert system. “As we move forward, we want to make sure that our first responder community, and the citizens they serve and protect, have access to the latest technologies…. read more

Busy Times for Broadcasters and the MAB

By: Debbie Kenyon, MAB Chairman and Senior VP/Market Manager, CBS Radio Detroit This has been quite a year legislatively. There are attacks on FOIA, claims of “Fake News,” Performance Royalty, National Ad Tax and the Spectrum Auction. The National Association of Broadcasters has done a terrific job keeping these issues at bay and we thank… read more

Associate Member Highlight: Capitol Communication Systems, Inc.

Capitol Communication Systems, Inc. (CCS) is one of MAB’s exclusive Associate Member, list offering broadcasters great products, with excellence service, and they support the broadcasting industry. Please consider an MAB Associate Member before you make your next purchase. Check out the list here. CCS, Inc., a local and veteran-owned company since 1982, offers KonicaMinolta MFP’s, Lanier… read more

WRCJ and WKAR Join Forces for Classical Listeners

Partnership will bring DSO concerts to capital area listeners, MSU concerts to southeast Michigan. Thanks to a new partnership between radio stations WKAR-FM in East Lansing and WRCJ-FM in Detroit, classical music lovers in the capital region will be able to hear Detroit Symphony Orchestra concerts live, and listeners in Detroit will be able to… read more

WCMU Honored with Michigan Community Action Award

WCMU’s “Warm Hearts, Warm Homes” campaign has received the 2017 Community Service Award from Michigan Community Action (MCA). The award was presented May 9 at a special ceremony at the State Capitol in Lansing. “Warm Hearts, Warm Homes” is a partnership involving WCMU, Consumers Energy and Isabella Bank that provides home-heating assistance to families in need. The December… read more

Protect Your Station from WannaCry

Contributing to this article:  Jason Walther, former Chief Engineer, Townsquare Media (Lansing) and Ron Kramer, Michigan Network Consultants (Lansing). One of the largest cyberattacks ever is currently eating the web, hitting PCs in countries and businesses around the world. WannaCry can invade your computers without any action on your part and encrypt your files and hold… read more