Tag: Issue 107

FCC Grants TV Stations Extension on Certain Audible Crawl Requirements

On May 25, the FCC granted a petition filed jointly by the NAB and disability advocacy groups to extend the May 26, 2018, compliance deadline for the emergency-graphics-to-speech rule for five more years. The FCC issued an Order that delays the compliance deadline until May 2023. To monitor progress on achieving the desired visual-to-aural capabilities, the… read more

Geoffrey Starks Will Receive FCC Nomination

President Donald J. Trump has announced that he is nominating Democrat Geoffrey Starks to the Federal Communications Commission to fill the seat Mignon Clyburn announced in April she would be leaving. “NAB strongly supports President Trump’s selection of Geoffrey Starks to a seat on the Federal Communications Commission,” said National Association of Broadcasters President and… read more

Speaker line-up announced for Next-Gen TV Summit

With the first group of U.S. stations now “on-air” with ATSC 3.0 and with Spectrum Repack planning well underway, local station General Managers and Engineering personnel need to know how the upcoming transition to Next-Generation ATSC 3.0 TV transmission will affect their advertising offerings and engineering plans. Broadcaster Associations throughout the Midwest are pooling resources… read more

Whitmer Says Ads Coming Soon

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer has not yet begun running ads on television, but, according to Gongwer, she will be doing so in the future. Former business executive and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thandenar has run a heavy series of television ads which has helped him gain name identification, and in several polls put him in… read more

Bob Seger Boulevard? WCSX Says ‘Yes’

Beasley Media Group’s WCSX-FM (Detroit), in support of a petition to have Bob Seger Boulevard approved by the Ann Arbor Michigan School Board, programmed 24 hours of Bob Seger music this past Saturday, June 2. WCSX-FM’s Big Jim’s House Morning Show challenged WCSX-FM Program Director Jerry Tarrants that they could get more than 9,470 likes… read more

WBET Raises $104k for United Way

Swick Broadcasting’s WBET-FM (Sturgis) has announced that it recently raised $104,330 for the United Way of St. Joseph County, during an 18-hour radio marathon that featured local officials and community business leaders as guest DJs.  The Radiothon was held on May 24. “We are so proud of our local St. Joseph County listeners for their… read more

Holy Family Radio Acquires Vicksburg Signal

On June 1, an application was filed with the FCC to assign the license of non-commercial station WVAV-FM from Vineyard Academy to Holy Family Radio.  The station serves the Vicksburg/Kalamazoo area. The station is being donated.  Holy Family Radio has been programming the station. Holy Family Radio, based in Grand Rapids, owns WVHF-AM, Licensed to Kentwood and… read more