Tag: Issue 48

FCC Lifts Quiet Period for Broadcasters

According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, the FCC lifted the quiet period and enabled broadcasters who participated in the incentive auction to talk freely and negotiate among themselves to buy or sell their stations. In January of 2016, the FCC imposed the gag order to prevent broadcasters from colluding before or during the… read more

Senate Committee Passes FOIA Exemptions

Information on bids, quotes or proposals involved in a procurement process would be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) until after the contract is awarded under Senate Bill 69, which was voted out of the Senate Government Operations Committee. The information would be publicly available after a vendor is selected, but trade secrets,… read more

What Amazon Could Teach Radio

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:  Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC Dick Taylor Blog https://dicktaylorblog.com/ I can’t think of a more competitive marketplace than one that offers infinite choice. This is the marketplace that… read more

WWJ-AM Raises 1.45 Million+

On February 10, CBS Radio’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) held its 14th annual Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW (The Heat and Warmth Fund), raising more than $1.45 million to help thousands of families in southeastern Michigan who cannot afford to heat their homes or keep their lights on this winter. The one-day event had the station broadcasting… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Erik Jones (Cumulus Media/Ann Arbor)

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Erik Jones is Chief Engineer for Cumulus Media Ann Arbor (WWWW-FM/WQKL-FM/WTKA-AM/WLBY-AM) and IT Support Engineer for Cumulus Media Great Lakes Region.  Erik has been in his present position since October of 2012. Q: Please share with us a brief engineering resume. Erik: I graduated from Specs Howard in July… read more

Michigan Radio accepts duPont-Columbia Award for Flint Documentary

via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio Members of Michigan Radio’s news team were in New York on Jan. 25 accepting the station’s first Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. Michigan Radio received the prestigious award for the documentary, Not Safe to Drink. The Not Safe to Drink documentary traced the story of the Flint water crisis. The… read more

Conclave Offers Discount to MAB Members

MAB members can save $50 on their registration for the 42nd Conclave Learning Conference, to be held in Minneapolis, MN July 26-28, 2017.  From strategy sessions on generating ratings and revenue, to effective use of social, mobile and podcasting, attendees will gain actionable takeaways to implement at their stations immediately. Returning are the highly rated… read more

Spectrum Auction Includes Flint’s WCMZ-TV

On February 8, Central Michigan University outlined plans for its five public television and eight radio stations following the Federal Communications Commission’s landmark broadcast spectrum auction, which was conducted to gain spectrum for the nation’s cellular and digital services. CMU Public Broadcasting will continue to operate its radio stations and four TV stations across central… read more