Tag: Issue 100

Oakland University’s WXOU Holds Birthday Bash

The student employees at Oakland University’s student-run radio station, 88.3 FM WXOU, celebrated the station’s its 52nd annual Birthday Bash on April 4. “This is our 52nd year of doing it,” said Drew Marczewski, the general manager of WXOU. “I believe we’ve been doing it since the station opened.” The celebration included food, free t-shirts… read more

FCC: March 23 was Effective Date for Public File Access to TV Shared Services Agreement

According to a Broadcast Law Blog entry, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing that the rules requiring the inclusion in the online public file of TV station “shared services agreements” became effective on March 23 after it’s been approved by the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act. Agreements existing before the March 23… read more

DOJ to Review ASCAP, BMI Consent Decrees

According to the report in Inside Radio, the Justice Department has announced that it will review the consent decrees with ASCAP and BMI to determine if they are still relevant in today’s media marketplace. DOJ is reviewing all 1,300 consent decrees for relevance. “If they have solved the competitive problem, they could become anti-competitive tools… read more

Court Upholds Snyder’s Schedule for Special Election to Replace Conyers

Gov. Rick Snyder’s special election schedule to replace former U. S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. was upheld by a U.S. District Court judge. The judge denied the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction ordering Snyder to call an earlier election than the August 7 primary and November 6 general election to fill the remainder of Rep. Conyers’ term. The… read more

Whitmer Names Committee to Find Running Mate

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of a committee to help select a likely running mate. Committee members, who will conduct a statewide process of recruiting and interviewing possible candidates for lieutenant governor, include former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, University of Michigan regent Mark Bernstein, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans and former U.S…. read more

‘Broadcasting Hope’ Campaign Seeks to Reach Broadcasters in Acute Need

Broadcasting Hope, a new industry-wide campaign from the Broadcasters Foundation of America, aims to reach broadcasters across the country with trade ads, social media and more. “We are grateful to the radio and TV trade publications for their generous support,” said Jim Thompson, President of the Broadcasters Foundation. “With their valuable help, we can make sure that every broadcaster… read more

Statewide Tornado Drill Next Week

Gov. Rick Snyder has declared the week of April 8 through 14 Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Broadcasters and Emergency Management partners statewide are encouraging Michiganders to conduct a statewide tornado drill at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 11. Broadcaster participation will take place with an EAS Required Monthly Test at 1 p.m. on… read more

Sales Motivators

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: Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC DickTaylorBlog.com This week, I thought it might be fun to share some of the sales motivators I’ve used over the years. I hope… read more

Heritage Broadcasting Will Host Opioid Epidemic Forum on April 18

Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) and Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Care Network of Michigan have teamed up to shed some light on opioid issues in Northern Michigan. The 9&10 News team’s Michelle Dunaway and David Lyden will discuss the important truths and statistics with a panel of local specialists and law enforcement personal from throughout the… read more