Save money by registering today to secure the discounted rate of only $124 for members! Learn how to be an effective advocate for our industry, and how you can affect change and make a difference in Lansing and Washington D.C. Special guests include Curtis LeGeyt, EVP of Government Relations for the National Association of Broadcasters…. read more
Via George Fox, CBS Radio/Detroit On May 27, After hanging with Jim Johnson in the 104.3 WOMC studios, Eddie Money took a break from his rockstar life and got a real job answering phones and greeting guests at CBS Radio’s front desk in Detroit. Even signing the receipt for the Jimmy Johns guy carrying “two… read more
CBS Radio’s WDZH-FM (Detroit) (98.7 AMP Radio) has promoted Afternoon Drive personality Ian “Slacker” Richards to Assistant Program Director. He has been with the station for four years. Richards got his start in radio at WRCL-FM in Flint back in 2004.
According to a report in TVNewsCheck, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed to eliminate two public file inspection rules. The rules currently mandate that: • Commercial television and radio broadcast stations to retain, and make available to the public, copies of correspondence from viewers and listeners; and • Cable operators to maintain and allow public… read more
On June 13, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission will conduct a public/online demonstration of the expanded Online Public Inspection File (OPIF), which will replace the current Broadcast Public Inspection File (BPIF) process. The FCC will exhibit the interface that will be used by broadcast television and radio stations, cable systems, satellite television, and radio systems… read more
A package of bills creating the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA) and extending FOIA provisions to the Governor’s office was unanimously approved by the House Oversight and Ethics Committee. There were a couple key changes. Lawmakers added language empowering the administrator of the Legislative Council to recommend disciplinary action to the Speaker of the House… read more
Must Read: A Broadcaster’s Guide to the U.S. Department of Labor’s New Overtime Exemption Requirements
By: Julia E. Judish, Scott R. Flick, and Jessica Nyman Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published final regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that more than doubled the minimum salary level necessary to be exempt from the Act’s overtime rules. While the changes affect all businesses subject… read more