Category: November 2017

WCMU’s Warm Hearts Provides Winter Warmth

WCMU Public Radio’s (Mt. Pleasant) Warm Hearts, Warm Homes campaign has returned for its fourth season to fuel home-heating assistance across central and northern Michigan.  The campaign kicked off November 28. The collaberation between Consumers Energy, Isabella Bank and WCMU Public Radio listeners aims to generate $67,000. The matching funds, triggered by donations from WCMU Public Radio listeners,… read more

NWS Detroit Office To Begin Winter Squall Warnings

The National Weather Service’s Detroit office will begin issuing Snow Squall Warnings when necessary beginning January 3, 2018. As an EAS event, this will only affect broadcasters who monitor the National Weather Service Radio originating from the Detroit office.  This includes stations in the EAS Southeast, East Central and Lenawee/Washtenaw regions.  NWS considers this to be… read more

NRSC Creates PI Codes for Every FM Translator

The National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) has unveiled a new resource for broadcasters that utilize FM translators, providing a unique Radio Data System (RDS) Program Identification (PI) code for every FM translator in the United States. FM translators have been a source of growth for the radio broadcast industry in recent years. Regulatory efforts such… read more

FCC To Vote on Blue Alerts

According to a report in Inside Radio, the FCC is getting ready to approve the creation of Blue Alerts. The agency scheduled a vote next month that will create the new Emergency Alert System (EAS) code “BLU” which will be similar to codes for civic emergencies and weather events. The code would give state and… read more

FCC To Review Ownership Caps

According to the NAB’s SmartBriefs, the FCC formally initiated a notice of proposed rule-making to review the national ownership cap for TV stations that limits the number of stations a single entity can own, which is now set at 39 percent of U.S. TV households. The review of the ownership cap is tied to another… read more

WION Sends ‘Treasures for Troops’

WION Radio (Ionia) hosted its fourth annual “Treasures for Troops” campaign November 13-20 with help from The Muir Village Market, The Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, and Young Chevrolet-GMC. This year’s drive met it’s new goal of sending 200 large “Flat Rate” boxes  to deployed soldiers! WION’s listeners contributed items at drop off locations throughout their… read more

Listeners Speak… Are We Listening?

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 As a radio professional, I’m sure you have often wondered what your listeners are really thinking about your station. Based on… read more

Julie Flynn named WZZM 13 News Director

Julie Flynn has been named News Director at WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids), the TEGNA owned ABC affiliate in the Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, Michigan market. Flynn has been the night-side Executive Producer at WKYC, the TEGNA owned NBC affiliate in Cleveland since 2013. She begins her new role on January 2, 2018. In making the announcement, WZZM… read more

Juline Jordan Promoted to Middays at WCSX

Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced that Juline Jordan has been promoted to Midday Personality at Classic Rock WCSX-FM (Detroit). Jordan has spent over 20 years working in Detroit, most recently working as a weekend and fill-in on-air personality at WCSX-FM. Prior to that, she was heard on WRIF-FM…. read more

Beasley Presents 3rd Annual People Helping People Event

Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced that its WCSX-FM (Detroit) is presenting The 3rd Annual People Helping People campaign in an effort to assist families in Metro Detroit who are facing challenges during the holidays. Happening now, through December 15, 2017, listeners are being asked to nominate families in… read more