Tag: Issue 118

Midwest Communications Flips WQTX to ’90s Hits

On September 5, Midwest Communications flipped longtime sports outlet WQTX-FM (St. Johns/Lansing) to a new format featuring hits of the late ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s as “92.1 Fuel-FM….Lansing’s High-Octane Fun.” VP/Market Manager Mark Jaycox said, “We’re excited to bring Mid-Michigan this new and exciting radio station. We want Fuel 92.1 to be the station that… read more

Nationwide EAS/WEA Test Next Thursday (9/20); Don’t Forget the Reporting

A reminder to broadcasters that this coming Thursday, September 20 at 2:20 p.m. Eastern, FEMA and the FCC will be conducting another nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.  This year’s test will also include testing of WEA, the Wireless Emergency Alert System – so in addition to conducting a broadcast Emergency Alert System text,… read more

NAB Offers TV Repack Resources

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is offering Broadcasters who may be shifting channels as the result of the repack, tools to help communicate these changes with viewers.  This includes a checklist of activities to ensure they are meeting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) education requirements and aware of best practices recommended by NAB.  Some tools are… read more

Board of Canvassers Sets Ballot Proposals

The Board of state Canvassers unanimously certified Promote the Vote ballot proposal which means that the voters will decide whether to allow same-day voter registration and whether any eligible voter should be able to vote absentee. With the action, the proposals portion of the ballot is set. Proposal 1 will be the marijuana legalization initiative,… read more

FCC Annual Regulatory Fees Due by September 25

According to the Broadcast Law Blog, the FCC released an order setting the amounts for the Annual Regulatory fees that are due by September 25.  The agency also released a Fact Sheet detailing the fees for broadcast and other licensees regulated by the Media Bureau and how those fees should be paid. Fees are due for stations… read more

MSU’s WDBM-FM Appoints Alumnus to lead Station into Future

Story and photos by:  Russ White, MSU Today/WKAR.org MSU alumnus Jeremy Whiting is the new professional general manager of Michigan State University’s award-winning student radio station WDBM 88.9FM,  better known as the Impact. He’s just the third GM in the almost 30 year history of the radio station, which will celebrate 30 years on the… read more

Marcos Chappell named Weekend Executive Producer at WDIV

WDIV-TV Local 4 (Detroit), a Graham Media Group station, has announced that Marcos Chappell has been named Weekend Executive Producer. Chappell joined the station in early September. Chappell comes from WWBT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia where he was the Senior News Producer. He’s an Emmy award-winning journalist who, in addition to his morning… read more

WZZM Names Paul Mack as Director of Sales

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids), the TEGNA owned ABC affiliate in West Michigan, has promoted Paul Mack to Director of Sales. He will oversee the sales team and be responsible for achieving the station’s broadcast and digital advertising revenue goals. “Paul and I have worked together for 16 years, so I’ve seen how he has excelled in… read more