Tag: Issue 122

jācapps Hires Anne Clark as Vice President of Sales

To support its ongoing growth initiatives, leading application developer jācapps has hired Anne Clark as its Vice President of Sales. Anne has more than 15 years of experience in sales management working for multiple high-tech companies around the U.S. In this role, Anne will oversee jācapps’ sales organization, and client-relations activities after serving in a… read more

FCC Releases Draft Order to Eliminate Broadcasters’ Obligations to File Contracts

According to the Broadcast Law Blog, the FCC released its draft order proposing to eliminate the requirement that broadcasters file certain contracts relating to ownership and control with the Commission. The disclosure of the documents can be made by either (1) uploading the documents to the station’s online public file, or (2) making available a list of… read more

Michigan Democrats Call to ‘End Citizens United’

Seven of Michigan’s Democratic congressional candidates are among the 107 candidates nationally who signed a letter led by the group End Citizens United urging Congress to take up elections reform as a first priority in the 2019-2020 session. Elissa Slotkin of Holly in the 8th District, Matthew Morgan of Traverse City in the 1st District, Robert Davidson in… read more

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President Signs MMA Into Law

On October 11, President Trump signed the Orrin G. Hatch – Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) into law, putting into effect the first reform of music copyright law in decades. In a statement released by the NAB, the organization notes that the “NAB supported this legislation, which formally establishes a role for Congress as… read more

FCC Proposes Lessened Interference Protections for Class A “Clear Channel” AM Stations

What Does This Proposal Mean for AM Revitalization? By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Late last week, the FCC issued a “Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” in its AM Revitalization Proceeding. The FCC has been taking steps over the last several years to attempt to restore AM radio to health. In last week’s Further… read more

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Mac Edwards

With more than 40 years of professional experience in radio, Mac “Edwards” McTindal is Vice President/Market Manager for  Beasley Media Group (Detroit), a company he has served for 30 years, 18 as General Manager or Market Manager. Mac began his career as on-air talent before adding program director responsibilities. He worked in Spartanburg, S.C., Charlotte,… read more

C-Band Satellite Registration Deadline Next Week

A reminder to broadcasters that next Wednesday, October 17 is the deadline to register C-Band satellite dishes. The FCC is exploring allowing additional users into this spectrum, and has warned that only registered users of the spectrum will be entitled to any protections against any new users who may be authorized. As previously published in… read more