Tag: Issue 128

FCC Starts Warning Stations of Noncompliance with Online Public Inspection File Rules

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, On December 6, the FCC has started to email out notices to numerous radio stations throughout the country, notifying them that there are issues with their online public inspection files. The email notices do not reveal what the specific problem is – but instead simply say that there are… read more

FCC to Kick Off Quadrennial Broadcast Regulations Review in December

On December 12, the FCC will officially launch its latest ‘quadrennial’ review of broadcast ownership rules. The review is a  congressional mandate. In his monthly blog post, the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wrote: “On the media front, we’ll be kicking off a review of our media ownership rules — a review we’re required by statute to conduct… read more

NABEF Accepting Applications for 2019 Technology Apprenticeship Program

The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) is accepting applications for the 2019 Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP). TAP provides graduating college seniors with the connections and experience to start successful careers in media technology. Over the course of six months, participants attend NAB Show in Las Vegas; complete a paid, two-month apprenticeship at a radio or television… read more

WJR’s Tom O’Brien to Retire

Cumulus Media has announced that Vice President/Market Manager Tom O’Brien will retire at year-end after a brilliant 40-year career as a Detroit radio fixture. O’Brien joined WJR-AM( Detroit) in 2004 as Director of Sales and was promoted to Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus’ three-station cluster in 2011. “Working with the team at WJR, The Great Voice… read more

The Importance of Assessing the Safety and Security of Broadcast Stations and Their Personnel

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, A topic not much discussed among broadcasters, but one that should be paramount in the future planning of all broadcast companies, is insuring the security of their stations and the safety of their employees. This is an issue on which all broadcasters should be focusing. Last month, the Wisconsin… read more

WLUC, WDBC, WYKX Team Up For Annual Can-a-thon

WLUC-TV (Marquette) teamed up with WDBC-AM/WYKX-FM (Escanaba) for their annual Can-a-thon drive.  Collections took place at four locations in the Gladstone and Escanaba areas. While officials don’t have any final numbers at this point they are saying that thanks to the generosity of area residents and the efforts of dozens of volunteers, it appears that the… read more

Future Broadcasters Engage with Professionals at #BCBC18

The MAB Foundation hosted its annual Broadcasting Career Builder Conference at Lansing Community College’s West Campus on November 16. More than 160 high school and college students participated this year! Over 65 professionals were on hand to engage the future broadcasters with session presentations, sharing their expertise as speed-networking mentors and hosting career fair booths…. read more