Tag: Issue 1

GOP report slams FCC on open records

According to the GOP-led report released last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) might be deliberately withholding public records. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report concluded that the FCC’s is either incompetent or intentionally misused redactions under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to withhold internal communication about its internet regulations. “The agency… read more

NAB Disputes CCA’s Repack, Relocation Fund Facts

According to a report in Radio Business Report (RBR), the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) told the FCC that the 39-month timeline to repack television stations into their new channels and the $1.75 billion to compensate broadcasters for the move is enough time and money. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) says that neither is true…. read more

2015 Broadcast Excellence Awards

BEA Awards Deadline on February 12, 2016 at Noon

This year is off to a speedy start and we want to remind you that the Broadcast Excellence Awards deadline has changed for this year, allowing your station an additional month to prepare your entries!!! This year’s BEA deadline is on Friday, February 12 at 12 P.M. (noon). Please refer to the website HERE for… read more

2016 Student Broadcast Awards

Student Broadcast Awards deadline is January 29, 2016

The entry deadline for the student awards is fast approaching, so be sure to plan ahead and register in the online awards system. The deadline for entries is Friday, January 29 at 3 P.M. Visit the official Student Broadcast Awards website for complete rules, criteria, categories and online entry instructions. If you have any questions,… read more

Gehman doing an ABIP inspection

Unique Benefits of Your ABIP Inspection

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters maintains a formal agreement with the Federal Communications Commission to operate the ‘Alternate Broadcast Inspection Program’ (ABIP). MAB’s ABIP grants unique benefits to radio and television stations that elect to participate and resolve their deficiencies. These stations earn a three-year MAB ABIP Certificate of Compliance. Not only does the MAB… read more

WKAR Will NOT Participate in Spectrum Auction

According to Prabu David
, Dean of MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences
, “MSU will NOT participate in the FCC Broadcast Incentive Auction.” David noted that WKAR had received hundreds of emails and social media postings regarding the upcoming spectrum auction, and that he and the WKAR staff were “truly touched” by all the support…. read more

MSU & DPTV Announce Partnership

WKAR-TV (East Lansing) has announced a new partnership with Detroit Public Television on January 11. “This collaboration gives us the opportunity to become a national model in providing quality educational content in public television,” MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon said. “It will provide opportunities consistent with our land-grant mission for unique partnerships that will… read more

Bill Would Make Manipulating Data a Felony

State employees who are caught manipulating data could be convicted of a felony under legislation state representative Phil Phelps (D-49) plans to introduce. The legislation is aimed at preventing government corruption by making it a felony for any state employee to knowingly manipulate data that would change the outcome of an official report. The felony… read more

Jessica Lundy

New TV20 Station Host and On-Air Personality

WMYD-TV (Detroit) held an open casting call in December for a new station host and on-air personality, and selected Jessica Lundy as their best candidate to represent TV20 in Detroit. “Jessica’s personality and confidence jumped off the screen during all the auditions,” said General Manager, Mike Murri. “She brings the positive attitude we’re looking for… read more