Tag: Issue 12

FCC Issues Order on Multilingual EAS Alerting

On March 30, the FCC released an order on EAS multilingual alerting. In essence, the order does two things: 1. Within one year after publication in the Federal Register of a notice announcing OMB approval, EAS Participants (broadcast stations, cable systems etc.) need to inform their SECC what steps, if any, “have been or will… read more

MPRN Seeks State Capitol Correspondent

With the departure of Jake Neher for WDET-FM (Detroit), Michigan Public Radio Network (MPRN) has an opening for a State Capitol Correspondent.  The person in this position is responsible for reporting news stories for use by stations within the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB). The MAPB is seeking an experienced multi-platform journalist to cover the… read more

GLBC Session Preview: Become a Better News Organization

Whether you, or your news staff are new to the business or seasoned journalists, you have to admit, things have changed! News is now a 24 hour, 365 instant in my hand business, engaging all of your audiences’ senses. Print, Television, Radio, Magazines, Social, Digital, and Bloggers all have one thing in common…CONTENT! Join your… read more

Associate Member Highlight: Good Shepherd Catholic Radio

Good Shepherd Catholic Radio – A Brief History By: Doug Shumard, Good Shepherd Catholic Radio In 1997 there were five Catholic Radio stations in the United States. That number increased to 94 stations in 2005, and to 167 stations on 2010. Catholic Radio in the Jackson-Lansing area began with a meeting of 16 Jackson residents in the spring… read more

MDHHS Faces Major Restructuring

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is making a major realignment in its divisions dealing with public health. The department will create a new bureau of epidemiology and population health as it comes under severe criticism for how it handled a deadly outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in Genesee County. Advocates for public… read more

FCC Wants to Expand Video Description

According to a legal advisory released by Davis, Wright, Tremaine, LLP., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) looking to amend its video description rules to increase the amount of required video described programming as well as the number of programmers who must offer video description. Presently, ABC, CBS, Fox… read more

Michigan Radio Reporter Named Finalist for Journalist of the Year

Michigan Radio (WUOM-FM/WFUM-FM/WVGR-FM) has announced that The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has named Michigan Radio reporter Lindsey Smith as a finalist for Journalist of the Year. Based in Grand Rapids, Smith is Michigan Radio’s West Michigan Reporter. Over the past year, however, she has reported extensively on the Flint water crisis, including producing… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Ashley Tallmadge

Ashley Tallmadge MacDonald Broadcasting, Saginaw Ashley Tallmadge is the Traffic Director for WMJO-FM, WSAM-AM, WKCQ-FM, and WSAG-FM in Saginaw. Q1: How long have you been in traffic? Ashley:  1-1/2 years. Q2: Favorite comfort food? Ashley:  Homeade coney sauce. Q3: Which Superhero would you be and why? Ashely:  Well I don’t know about superheros, but around here I have… read more