Tag: Issue 119

WWMT-TV Names Matt Johnson as News Director

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo) has announced that Matt Johnson will take the reins as News Director on October 10. Johnson is coming to West Michigan from the Sinclair station in Columbia-Jefferson City, Missouri. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Missouri and has served in many different news roles including reporter, anchor, assignment… read more

‘Brother Bill’ Gable Passes

Bill Gable, best known to Michigan listeners for his tenure (as “Brother Bill”) at CKLW-AM (Windsor) passed away on Tuesday, September 18. He died suddenly in a Windsor, Ontario hospital from complications of chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder (COPD). Gable had retired in 2014. He got his start in radio as a teenager in Allentown, Penn.,… read more

Lansing’s Midwest Communicatons, WSYM-TV Team Up for Teddy Bear Posse

The radio stations of Midwest Communications/Lansing: WWDK-FM (94.1 Duke FM), WLMI-FM (i92.9), WJXQ-FM (Q106 FM) & WQTX-FM (Fuel 92.1) have joined up with WSYM-TV (Lansing) to launch the annual Teddy Bear Posse campaign in Mid-Michigan! The campaign is to collect new teddy bears and stuffed animals for local law enforcement agencies and first responders. These… read more

WQBX-FM Enters Partnership for Alma College

Alma College Director of Athletics Steven Rackley has announced that the school and WQBX-FM (Alma) have entered into a partnership that will have Alma’s coaches appear on a weekly radio show and WQBX broadcasting home events. “We’re thrilled to be working closely with WQBX,” said Rackley. “It allows us to expand our reach in the… read more

Court of Appeals Upholds Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 Webcasting Rate Decision

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP On September 18, The US Court of Appeals released a decision upholding the Copyright Royalty Board’s 2015 decision setting the SoundExchange royalty rates for 2016-2020. We wrote about that decision here, and provided more details here. In any appeal of an agency decision, the Court routinely affords the agency… read more

Universities Launch Media Campaign to Boost Enrollment

The Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU) launched a campaign with the goal of increasing higher education enrollment. The campaign, which is slated to run two years, includes radio and television advertising as well as online ads and is targeted to communities that have lower rates of enrollment. The group is promoting both opportunities for financial… read more