Tag: Issue 47

FCC Deregulates Public File Requirement Re: Letters from the Public

New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai chaired his first Commission meeting with a Commission consisting of two Republicans (Pai and Michael O’Rielly) and one Democrat (Mignon Clyburn). The Commissioners unanimously approved a proposal to eliminate a rule requiring commercial TV and radio broadcast stations to maintain copies of correspondence (both letters and emails) from the public… read more

Walden Applauds Pai’s Move to Increase FCC Transparency

U. S. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued a press release commending FCC Chairman Pai on taking steps to increase the agency’s transparency by releasing the text of two proceedings for public comment. The lawmakers wrote, “This is the type of transparency we’ve… read more

9&10 News Announces New Creative Division: Mane Content

9&10 News (WWTV and WWUP-TV, Cadillac/Sault Ste. Marie) have announced a new creative division named Mane Content, a full service video production group. Mane Content provides video content for various platforms from television commercials to social media content to sales videos. They are a group of creative professionals with all the gear and the passion to… read more

Entercom Enters Michigan with CBS Merger

On February 2, Entercom Communications Corporation and CBS Corporation announced that Entercom will take over CBS’ radio assets in a “tax free merger.” The combined company will be known as Entercom and will be headquartered in Philadelphia. With the merger, Entercom enters Michigan with the acquisition of Detroit stations WWJ-AM, WDZH-FM, WOMC-FM, WXYT-AM/FM and WYCD-FM. Nationwide,… read more

More Barix Box Hijacking: FCC Now Involved; Issues Advisory

Over the past several weeks, stories of Barix device hijacking have popped up from around the country. Most recently, hackers have been taking over the signals of radio stations, substituting regular programming with a recorded loop of an “obscene anti-Donald Trump song.” Radio Insight has been reporting many of these recent hacks. In April 2016, MAB News… read more

Watson Upped to GM at WWJ-TV/WKBD-TV

Brian Watson has been named General Manager of CBS-owned stations WWJ-TV/WKBD-TV (Detroit). Watson has been station manager and director of sales for the station since 2016. He’ll continue to lead the sales team in his new role. Peter Dunn, President of CBS Television Stations told TV Spy: “As we expected, Brian has done a terrific… read more

The Robinson Report: Hard Job?

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

Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders

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: Chris Tarr, CSRE, DRB, CBNE Warning: This tactic requires a lot of self-confidence!  It’s an often-used adage: You’re only as good as your team. The smart managers… read more

Introducing our NEW Student Broadcasting Newsletter!

Career Fairs, Student Conferences, Awards Programs, Scholarships, Job and Internship Openings and more! The MAB Foundation does it all and we want to share that important information directly with students! That’s why we’re introducing a monthly newsletter that’s written by broadcasting and media students, FOR broadcasting and media students! Don’t miss out on important updates… read more