Tag: Issue 5

WPBN Todd Harrison

Todd Harrison Named GM of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Traverse City NBC Affiliates

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that Todd Harrison (pictured left) has been named General Manager of WPBN-TV and WTOM-TV in Traverse City, MI.  Mr. Harrison will also oversee the sales and other non-programming related services of WGTU-TV and WGTQ-TV  in the same market pursuant to joint sales and shared services agreements. The announcement was made… read more

WXYZ supplies drive

WXYZ Collects 20+ Tons of School Supplies

WXYZ-TV’s (Detroit) week-long “Fix My School” supplies drive collected more than 20 tons of school supplies for students and teachers in Detroit Public Schools. The items donated filled three semi-trucks and included notebooks, pencils, crayons, markers, Kleenex, and toilet paper. “At a time when Detroit schools are in crisis, these supplies will make a tremendous difference for thousands… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Eric Send, Midwestern Broadcasting Company

We’re pleased to begin a new spotlight series featuring the hardworking engineers at our stations. To nominate an engineer for a spotlight, please email Alisha Clack at [email protected] Eric Send Engineering & IT for Midwestern Broadcasting Company for the past sixteen years. Brief Engineering Resume: Intern Interlochen Public Radio 1992 WLDR Radio, Traverse City, MI… read more

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

WXYZ-TV Names Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan its 2015 Newsmaker of the Year

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has named Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan its 2015 Newsmaker of the Year. Duggan was featured in a special edition of “Spotlight on the News,” on Sunday, February 14, at 10 a.m. Each year, WXYZ selects one newsmaker it deems to have had the greatest positive impact on the state of Michigan and the Detroit region during the… read more

Another Spectrum Reform Bill in the Works

Senator John Thune (R-SD), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released a statement that he and ranking committee member Bill Nelson (D-FL) are planning to introduce a spectrum reform bill later this week, titled ‘The Mobile Now Act,’ with the goal of improving wireless access. However, Thune’s House counterpart, House Energy… read more