Tag: Issue 125

The Robinson Report: The Fire Hose

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Kevin Robinson The Man Who Dares Waste One Hour Of Time Does Not Know The Value Of Time.—Charles Darwin Who has the time? Broadcasts – podcasts… read more

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Dan Boers

Dan Boers is the News Director for WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids. He has been with the station for 20 years in a number of roles including producer, assignment manager, Director of News Operations, and Assistant News Director. He was a producer at WILX TV in Lansing for about a year early in his career. Dan… read more

DTMB Expanding Emergency Communications

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) has partnered with Harris Communications to expand the technology behind the Public Safety Communications System (PSCS). The goal of the partnership is to provide local emergency services with options for local communications while still allowing them to connect to the statewide system. “No single emergency communications system… read more

Pioneer Tigers Radio Broadcasters up for Cooperstown Award

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that a pair of pioneering Tigers radio broadcasters up for Cooperstown award. Harry Heilmann, (radio broadcaster and a hall of fame batting champion for the Detroit Tigers in the early 20th century) and announcer Ty Tyson, who broadcast the first Tigers baseball and Michigan football games on radio, are among the eight… read more

FCC Eliminates Broadcasters’ Obligations to File Paper Copies of Contracts

For nearly 80 years, the FCC’s rules required broadcasters to file paper copies of various types of documents relating to the control and operation of their stations. Section 73.3613 of the FCC’s rules requires broadcasters to file with the FCC certain contracts and instruments relating to: Showing the governance of the license entity (e.g., articles… read more

WCSX Launches All-Christmas on HD2

Beasley Media Group, LLC; a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced that Detroit’s Oldies 94.7 HD2 has transformed into 24/7 Christmas music, beginning at midnight on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The first song played on the air was the holiday classic, “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot like Christmas” by Johnny Mathis. Listeners… read more

Saga Communications Expands in Florida

Michigan-based Saga Communications, Inc. announced early this week that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of WOGK(FM), WNDT(FM), WNDD(FM) and WNDN(FM) from Ocala Broadcasting Corporation, LLC. All the stations serve the Gainesville-Ocala, Florida radio market. Ed Christian, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saga Communications, said, “A number of years ago… read more

WWSJ-AM Transferred to Helen Harp

Following the death of longtime gospel broadcaster Larry Harp, who passed away in August of 2017, an application was filed October 30 with the FCC to transfer the license of WWSJ-AM (St. Johns) to Kingdom Builders of Larlen LLC. Kingdom Builders is owned by Helen Harp, who is the widow of Larry Harp. There is… read more