Tag: Issue 23

NAB FOIAs FCC Media Ownership Work Product

According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) filed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FCC requesting access to documents used in the process that led to the FCC’s recent ownership rules proposals. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s quadrennial review of broadcast ownership regulations leaves those regulations essentially intact,… read more

FCC Adds New Warning Codes to EAS

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) updated its rules to add more specific warnings through the Emergency Alert System (EAS) before extreme weather strikes. The amended rules add three new “event codes” that can be used to warn the public about the storm surges and extreme winds that may accompany hurricanes and other severe weather events…. read more

Coalition Calls for Federal Investigation of State Agencies Over Flint

A coalition of activist groups from Detroit and Flint, organized by the Sierra Club and Earth Justice, are calling for a federal interagency investigation into Michigan’s Departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Health and Human Services (DHHS) to determine if either agency violated civil rights laws of the Flint citizens in handling water complaints. The… read more

Michigan Among States Looking At Drone Regulations

To date, 31 legislatures have enacted laws and another five have adopted resolutions addressing drone usage, according to a study done by the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL). In Michigan, nine bills have been introduced addressing drone usage but none were signed into law yet. The MAB continues to lobby the state legislature to include… read more

WUPS-FM Named Flagship Station for CMU Athletics

WUPS-FM (Houghton Lake) has been named the flagship station of Central Michigan University athletics and will broadcast every football and men’s basketball games, as well as other select events. “WUPS has been a loyal, committed partner in the past and I am excited to make them our exclusive flagship station,” CMU Director of Athletics Dave… read more

WXYZ-TV Hosts “Unify Detroit” Special

In the aftermath of tragic shootings across the country, WXYZ-TV (Detroit) teamed up with Detroit community leaders on July 14 to present a special broadcast “Detroit 2020: Unify Detroit” to help address the issues facing the local community. WXYZ Editorial and Public Affairs Director, Chuck Stokes, was joined by Detroit Police Chief James Craig, along with Rev…. read more

EAS National Test, Registration and Reporting Deadlines Announced

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a public notice outlining the upcoming nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), as well as mandatory registration and reporting deadlines for each EAS Participant. The national test is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on September 28, 2016.  (A secondary test date is October 5,… read more