Tag: Issue 143

FCC approves $150M in Repack Funds for LPTVs, Radio

FCC Commissioners unanimously voted to approve $150 million in funding for low-power TV and FM radio stations that are disrupted by the post-spectrum auction repack. Congress directed the agency to add LPTVs and FMs to the funding list and set a deadline of March 23 to do it. The funding was included in the Ray Baum Act FCC… read more

The 5 Things Every Format Must Do For Better Ratings

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: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting Yes, this is a newsletter that is mostly focused on AC radio. But with the spring book just around the corner (March… read more

Graham Media Group, WDIV-TV Announce New Season of “Shattered” Podcast

Graham Media Group and WDIV-TV (Detroit) has announced the new, eight-episode season of “Shattered,” an original true-crime podcast series. Season 3, hosted by Jeremy Allen, takes listeners through the heartbreaking and riveting story about Michigan’s Oakland County Child Killer case that is still unsolved 40 years later. Between February 1976 and March 1977, four children were… read more

WGVU Presents Kids Day at Air Zoo

WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids) is hosting “Kids Day at the Air Zoo” this Sunday, March 24. The fundraiser for WGVU PBS Kids programming will allow families to  visit the Kalamazoo Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum for a discounted price of just five dollars a person. PBS Kids character Daniel Tiger will be on… read more

Statewide Tornado Drill: Wednesday, March 27

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared  March 24-30 to be Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Broadcasters and Emergency Management partners statewide are encouraging Michiganders to conduct a statewide tornado drill at 1 p.m. ET this Wednesday, March 27.   Broadcaster participation will take place with an EAS Required Monthly Test at 1 p.m. on March 27.  As with… read more

E.W. Scripps to Acquire WXMI-TV

The E.W. Scripps Company is acquiring eight television stations in seven markets from the Nexstar Media Group, Inc. transaction with Tribune Media as it continues executing its plan to enhance the strength and operating performance of its Local Media portfolio. The acquisition grows the Scripps local television station footprint to 59 stations in 42 markets… read more