Category: October 2018

Deadline Reminder: Broadcast Station Quarterly Reports Due October 10, 2018

By October 10, 2018, all radio and television broadcast stations, both commercial and noncommercial, must prepare a list of important issues facing their communities of license, and the programs aired during July, August and September dealing with those issues. All TV stations and radio stations must post these documents to the FCC’s online public file database. The FCC’s… read more

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Michael Renda

Michael Renda began his broadcast career in radio at WOHO in Toledo, Ohio in 1977 as a Local Account Executive and very shortly thereafter moved to across the street to WTVG-TV in the same capacity. Storer Television was the next stop for Mike, moving to Chicago as the National Sales Representative.  Stops in New York… read more

WXYZ-TV Celebrates 70 Years of ‘7’

WXYZ-TV (Detroit)  is celebrating “70 Years of 7.” For 70 years, the station has served Southeast Michigan.  October 9 will mark the 70th anniversary of the day the station signed on the air from studios in the Maccabees building in Detroit. WXYZ will recognize this historic milestone with an on-air and social campaign that celebrates… read more

Salespeople: Here’s How To Make Live Reads Work

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 If you were to ask any successful PD what the secret to their success was, I am sure they would tell you… read more

Beware of the Political File Obligations in this Hot Political Advertising Year

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In this “political” year with Congressional mid-term elections in November, including many hotly contested races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as many state and local elections, I receive many questions from broadcasters across the country. Perhaps the area in which most… read more

Nielsen Announces 2019 TV Market Rankings

Nielsen has unveiled its television market rankings for 2019, and rankings of Michigan markets have been slightly adjusted.  Markets are ranked by the number of TV households in a DMA.  Detroit remains the #14 television market in the country.  Other markets saw some slight adjustments: Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek shifted from #43 in 2018 to #49… read more

WDET/WRCJ’s Christopher Felcyn Passes

Christopher Felcyn, a longtime Detroit radio personality and host of “The Well Tempered Wireless” for classical music station WRCJ-FM (90.9), has passed away. Felcyn, 67, died at his home on September 28. “He was one of the best interviewers in the business, a talented pianist, and an ultimate professional with wit and creativity in sharing… read more

Robert L. Friedle: 1943-2018

The MAB is sad to report that longtime Michigan broadcast engineer, Robert L. Friedle passed away on Monday, October 1.  Bob was well known in the Tri-Cities area, having worked for many of the local stations.  He was honored with the MAB’s distinguished Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Award in 2015. Bob joined the U.S. Air… read more