Tag: Issue 43

FCC Calls Nationwide EAS Test Successful

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reports that the nationwide EAS test, conducted in September 2016, was a success, though it revealed “shortfalls” in some state-level EAS plans and other areas that could be improved. FCC public safety officials note that improvements made to EAS after the first nationwide test five years ago, plus the implementation… read more

NAB Crystal and NABEF Service To America Awards Entry Window Open

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is accepting entries for the 30th annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards, honoring outstanding community service. Winners are announced at the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, held Tuesday, April 25 in Las Vegas. Established in 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards bring national recognition to radio stations for their year-round commitment… read more

Museum on WGPR-TV to open in Detroit

A museum about one of the country’s first African-American owned and operated television stations is set to open in Detroit. The William V. Banks Broadcast Museum & Media Center details the historic achievements of WGPR-TV 62. The museum also highlights Detroit media personalities and the growth of African-American media ownership in cable networks and internet… read more

WKAR to Launch free 24/7 Multiplatform PBS Kids Services

via Bill Richards, WKAR On Jan. 16, WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) will launch new, free, localized 24/7 children’s services – WKAR’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community. WKAR will broadcast PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day on an additional television channel called WKAR PBS KIDS, making it easy for local… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Wendy Sobeck (Midwestern Broadcasting/Traverse City)

Wendy Sobeck is the Traffic & Billing Manager for Midwestern Broadcasting in Traverse City, including stations WTCM-AM/FM, WBCM-FM, WJZQ-FM, WCCW-AM/FM, WATZ-FM, WRGZ-FM and WZTK-FM. Wendy has been in traffic for 23+ years, all but three years with her present company. Q1: What is your favorite comfort food? Wendy:  Broccoli Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo. Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and… read more

The Robinson Report: A Guy Named Scott

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. Kevin Robinson will be speaking at this year’s Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) March 7-8, 2017 in Lansing.  Kevin will present two sessions: “Coaching The Coaches” and… read more

BMI Files Lawsuit Against the RMLC

According to a report in AllAccess, BMI has filed a lawsuit in Federal Rate Court to set interim fees for radio stations represented by the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC). The RMLC’s proposed interim rate is well below BMI’s previous deal, and BMI’s lawsuit states that “the effect of which would have a significant impact… read more