Tag: Issue 109

NAB Files Comments with the FCC on C Band

According to the Radio World report, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering whether C Band spectrum should potentially be opened up for sharing with wireless operators. The National Association of Broadcasters filed comments with the agency urging the agency to require supporters of the proposal to submit specific and detailed technical reports to the… read more

How Commercial Radio Broadcasters Can Learn More About Public Radio

Editor’s Note: Our MAB Digital Guru’s weekly post usually appears in our Web/DIgital/Social section of MAB NewsBriefs.  Again this week, however, I’ve elected to put Seth’s piece in our programming section.  -Dan Kelley The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the… read more

Buchanan to lead HOME.fm as General Manager

Rachel Buchanan has been named General Manager of HOME.fm, (WSAE-FM/WJKN-FM) Spring Arbor University’s proprietary radio station. Buchanan began her radio career in 1998 as a student broadcaster at WEJY-FM, Monroe High School, a student station in Monroe, Mich. Arriving at Spring Arbor University (then College) in 1999, she pursued a bachelor of arts in communication… read more

Redistricting Petition Certified by the Board of Canvassers

Supporters of the Voters Not Politicians (VNP) redistricting proposal landed a victory after their petition was certified by the Board of State Canvassers on June 20. The board approved the petition by a 3-0 vote with one board member absent. The certification comes following the Court of Appeals’ unanimous rejection of arguments from VNP’s opponents, Citizens Protecting Michigan’s… read more

FCC Announces Experimental NextGen TV License for WKAR at MSU

On June 20, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly announced the granting of a special license allowing MSU and WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) to launch an experimental Next Generation TV broadcasting station. Based on the ATSC 3.0 digital TV standards, NextGen TV adds internet-style information and interactivity, plus advanced technologies such as 4k ultra high-definition video… read more