Tag: Issue 23

Cheyna Roth Joins MPRN’s Capitol Bureau

via Rick Pluta, Managing Editor and State Capitol bureau Chief, MPRN As a prosecutor, Cheyna Roth stayed busy putting away the bad guys. Now, she’s turning those skills to covering government and politics as the new state Capitol correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network (MPRN). “As a lawyer I only ever got to tell one… read more

Michigan Radio Wins National Clarion Award for Veterans Series

via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio Michigan Radio has won a national Clarion Award from The Association for Women in Communications. The award was received in the Radio Documentary Series category for “Beyond the Battlefield.” The “Beyond the Battlefield” series, which aired in July 2015, looked at how post-9/11 military veterans are faring in Michigan. The series… read more

Beasley To Acquire Greater Media Stations

On July 19, it was announced that Beasley Broadcast Group and Greater Media have entered into an agreement for Beasley to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Greater Media for an aggregate consideration of approximately $240 million. The acquisition includes 21 radio stations in seven markets including Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte, N.C., Middlesex, N.J., Monmouth, N.J…. read more

WJBK-TV’s Jennifer Hammond Wins Ty Tyson Award for Excellence

The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association has announced that Jennifer Hammond of WJBK-TV (Detroit) as its Ty Tyson “Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award” winner for the 2015-16 sports season. The organization has honored excellence in sports broadcasting since the first recipient Josh Lewin in 2000. Hammond is a first-time winner and the first female to receive… read more

Associate Member Highlight: The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency

The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency was formed in 1874 by the state’s first insurance commissioner and is a full service insurance firm offering property, general liability, workers’ compensation, builder’s risk, auto, crime, directors & officers liability, professional liability, special event liability, international exposures, fiduciary liability, kidnap and ransom and employee benefits among other insurance… read more

Bill Michaels Promoted to OM at Cumulus Toledo-Monroe

Cumulus Media has announced that Bill Michaels, Program Director of radio stations WXKR-FM, WLQR-FM, WTOD-AM and WQQO HD2, has been promoted to Operations Manager for the company’s station cluster in Toledo, OH and Monroe, MI. Michaels will manage station operations for Cumulus’ eight stations in Toledo and Monroe and continue to program three stations in… read more

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

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