Tag: Issue 40

Associate Member Highlight: Maner Costerisan

Founded in 1906, Maner Costerisan is a full-service public accounting and business advisory firm dedicated to providing quality and reliable services, targeted to specific client needs. Over the years, they have grown into the largest locally-owned firm in mid-Michigan, serving clients of all sizes and across a range of industries. With a staff of more than 100… read more

NAB Files Lawsuit over Ownership Rules

According to a report by TVNewscheck, the National Assocation of Broadcasters (NAB) has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the FCC’s media ownership order as “arbitrary and capricious.” The organization challenged the FCC’s ruling in its required every-four-year review of its broadcast ownership rules, saying that “despite… read more

Court Stops DOL Overtime Regulations from Going Forward

A U.S. District Court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing its new overtime regulation that was set to go into effect December 1. The regulation would have raised the salary and compensation level needed for white collar workers to be exempt from being paid overtime to $47,476… read more

Future and Current Broadcasters Mixed and Mingled at BCBC

Thanks to all of the MABF’s professional volunteers, the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) 2016 was a huge success! Eager students met with professionals during the daylong event, held November 18, to learn all about the broadcasting industry. With 154 participants, the BCBC created an environment where students could learn, network and further develop their… read more

Pay Dues Early and Save!

By: Karole L. White President/CEO Michigan Assocation of Broadcasters If you are like many, the bird isn’t the only thing over the holidays that got stuffed. We all ate our fill. Now, its back to work where for the next month we will all try to sell as far into 2017 as we can.  Securing… read more

Trademark Basics, Part Two: How Trademark Searches Can Keep You Out Of Legal Hot Water

By: Kelly Donohue and Radhika “Ronnie” Raju, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP In our last article beginning this series on Trademark Basics, we gave an overview of trademark basics and discussed why building up a strong trademark portfolio should be an important part of any media company’s overall business strategy. This week, we will discuss why identifying marks… read more

WDCQ-TV’s Andy Rapp Retires

Delta College/WDCQ-TV host Andy Rapp has announced his retirement.  After hosting the station’s Currently Speaking program for 17 years, he has announced that he is leaving the program. Rapp said “I’ve had a great run with Currently Speaking and feel it’s been well-received,” said Rapp, who lives in Midland with his wife Donna. “For seventeen and… read more