Tag: Issue 3

Bills Expand FOIA to Legislators, Governor

Several bills introduced last week would expand the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to include State Legislature and the Governor’s office, two entities currently exempt from FOIA. The goals of the bill are to add more transparency to the Legislature and the Governor’s office. House Bill 5216, introduced by State Representative John Bizon (R-62), would… read more

Bruce Goldsen

Update from the NAB

By: Bruce Goldsen, Jackson Radio Works & NAB Radio Board Member – Congress Passes Legislation That Grandfathers Joint Sales Agreements: Legislation passed in December limits a 2014 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision that made most television joint sales agreements (JSAs) count toward strict ownership limits, violating media ownership rules. – Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) Announces… read more

Hank Winchester WDIV Water Efforts

Local 4’s Community Effort Helps Residents of Flint

From in-depth news reports to community outreach campaigns, WDIV-Local 4 (Detroit) has made it their mission to help their neighbors in Flint during this water crisis. The station’s consumer investigative unit, “Help Me Hank,” headed up by Hank Winchester, has joined forces with Art Van Furniture and Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties to… read more

WMYD Station Brings Classic Television to Detroit

WMYD TV 20 (Detroit) is partnering with Tribune Broadcasting to broadcast “Antenna TV” to the Detroit area beginning on February 1, 2016. The new network will feature classic television shows such as I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Newhart, Family Ties, Three’s Company, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Family Ties, Doogie Howser MD,… read more

NAB

NAB Launches Program to Foster Broadcast Technology Innovation

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced their new initiative, PILOT, formerly NAB Labs. PILOT was created to bring together leading edge companies, organizations, and educators in order to advance broadcast technology and broadcaster innovation. “As the definition of what it means to be a broadcaster broadens, it is critical to work with traditional… read more

FCC Adopts Rules for Online Public Files

At its open meeting on January 28, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) adopted rules requiring radio to have an online public file. The new rule will: · Require entities to only upload to the online public file documents that are not already on file with the FCC or maintained by the Commission in its own… read more