Category: November 2017

WNEM Hires Former MAB Foundation Scholarship Winner

Kylee Miller has joined WNEM-TV (Saginaw) as Meteorologist.  Miller attended an Early College Alliance program (ECA) at Eastern Michigan University her junior and senior year of high school where she graduated with her associate’s degree.  Miller continued to pursue a meteorology degree at Central Michigan University. She graduated with her degree in Meteorology, a minor… read more

WDTW-FM Flips to Alternative

iHeartMedia has announced the debut of an Alternative format on WDTW-FM (Detroit), as “Alt 106.7.”  The station launched November 21 and is rolling out with 10,000 songs commercial-free, playing music from the likes of The Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Linkin Park, twenty one pilots, Blink 182, The Killers and more. “The city… read more

SoundExchange Royalties Going Up for Webcasters in 2018

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, BroadcastLawBlog.com The Copyright Royalty Board announced in the Federal Register, here, that the sound recording royalty rates paid to SoundExchange will be increasing next year.  In December 2015, when the CRB set the current royalty rates that apply from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2020 (see our articles here and here), the CRB… read more

Caroline Beasley Wins Leadership Award

Beasley Media Group CEO Caroline Beasley was recognized among this year’s honorees at the 2017 Women Who Lead Luncheon, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM).  The event took place November 14 in New York City. “I am humbled to be recognized by AWM with this distinguished honor,” said Beasley. “It is a… read more

WMGC Presents Bikes For Kids

Beasley Media Group’s WMGC-FM (Detroit) has kicked off The 105.1 Bounce’s Bikes for Kids Holiday Collection. The Bounce’s BIGG & Foolish with Shay in the Morning know that when you ask most kids in the Motor City what they would like for Christmas, the answer is clear… a new bike! The station will ask listeners to donate new… read more

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

WKAR Gifts Digital Playtime Pads to Kindergartners

Soon, a thousand Lansing kindergartners will literally have an exciting new education tool in their hands thanks to WKAR and MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences. On November 13, kindergarteners at Lansing’s Kendon Elementary received the first batch of Playtime Pads, which are 7-inch Android tablets, available at retailers. The Playtime Pad Research Project… read more

WTCM Teams Up for ‘Paper Angels’ Christmas Giving Program

Midwestern Broadcasting’s WTCM-FM (Traverse City) has once again teamed up with Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan for a project called Paper Angels Christmas Giving Program. Now in its 12th year, the project matches generous donors in the community with children through the Paper Angels Christmas Giving Program, to provide Christmas gifts to those who might… read more

Group Submits Signatures for Prevailing Wage Repeal

Protecting Michigan Taxpayers, a group seeking a voter-initiated act to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law, announced that it has submitted over 380,000 signatures of registered voters to put its proposal before the Legislature. Michigan’s current prevailing wage law requires the payment of union-scale wages on public construction projects. The Department of State’s Bureau of Elections… read more