Tag: Issue 26

WCSX Extends Deal with Jim O’Brien

Greater Media has extended WCSX-FM Morning Personality Jim O’Brien’s contract with a multi-year deal. O’Brien joined Trudi Daniels as co-host of the morning show in December of 2013. Prior to that, he served as a long-time producer and on-air contributor at the station. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Jim,” said Steve Chessare,… read more

Cumulus Ann Arbor and EMU Sign Partnership

The EMU Department of Athletics and Cumulus Media Ann Arbor have agreed to a partnership for the upcoming year that will include the broadcast of a weekly coaches show along with numerous cross-promotional activities across three of the Cumulus Ann Arbor stations. This agreement includes broadcast of a weekly coaches show and cross-promotion activities surrounding… read more

Steve Mills Joins Midwest Communications/Kalamazoo

Midwest Communications has announced that Steve Mills has joined the company as Director of Operations and Programming for its stations in Kalamazoo. Mills was formerly with Cumulus Media and Westwood One, based in Atlanta. Over his 22-year career, Mills has been a PD, OM, VP/Programming, Consultant, GSM, Director of Sales and Opeations and Digital Manager… read more

Second FM Translator Opportunity Open

The second translator modification window opened July 29 for AM owners. The window will close on October 31. It is open to applications to modify FM translators within the non-reserved FM band that would rebroadcast any class of AM station (including Class C and D AM stations that did not participate in the first modification window). Applications… read more

DOJ Decides ASCAP and BMI Decrees Should Not Be Altered

On August 4, the U.S. Department of Justice decided not to accept the proposed changes to the ASCAP and BMI music licensing antitrust agreements in place since 1941. “The division’s investigation confirmed that the current system has well served music creators and music users for decades and should remain intact,” the department said in a… read more

How To Conduct A Usability Test For Your Station’s Website

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: Seth Resler Jacobs Media Strategies I am a huge fan of website usability tests. They show you how real people actually interact with your website. I… read more

Rural Towers Under 200 Feet May Need To Have Lights Under New FAA Authorization Law

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com My law firm has long provided legal advice to companies that operate communications towers, and the lawyers involved in that practice area have alerted me to the following development which will require the marking and lighting of many towers not currently covered by such rules. Broadcasters and tower companies… read more

MAB Continues Lawmaker Meetings

The MAB, with help from its members, continues its summer series of in-district congressional meetings.  The focus of the meetings is to update lawmakers on the status of the incentive spectrum auction, discuss co-sponsorship of the Local Radio Freedom Act and advocate for preserving ad tax deductability in any future tax reform legislation. On August… read more