Tag: Issue 53

FCC Watch: CBS Radio Files Transfer Applications

CBS Radio, as part of their previously announced merger with Entercom Communications Corporation, has filed applications to transfer its radio stations from various licensing divisions to Shareholders of Entercom Communications. The applications were filed on March 20, 2017. CBS Detroit radio stations being transferred are: WWJ-AM/WXYT-FM/WDZH-FM from CBS Radio East  WXYT-AM from CBS Radio Inc. of… read more

Presidential Budget Eliminates Funding for Public Media

President Trump’s proposed budget eliminates funding for public media and the arts.  The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), is the nonprofit agency that primarily channels funding for programming and operations to local public radio and TV stations nationwide. Additional funds go to National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), who supply programming… read more

“Big Boy” Returns to Detroit Radio

Beasley’s WMGC-FM (105.1 The Bounce) has announced that “Big Boy” has returned to Detroit radio, joining “Shay Shay” to anchor the station’s morning show. In a press release, the station notes that “Big Boy has been blessed to be able to talk on the radio for a living since he was 17 years old.  It’s not only… read more

Plan Your April Fools’ Day On-Air Pranks with the FCC in Mind

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com With April Fools’ Day only a few days away, we need to play our role as attorneys and ruin the fun by repeating our annual reminder that broadcasters need to be careful with any on-air pranks, jokes or other bits prepared especially for the day. While a little… read more

Jackson Radio Works Receives Chamber Award

On March 23, Jackson Radio Works (WKHM-AM/FM, WIBM-AM) was the recipient of an appreciation award from the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce, honoring the company for 20 years of service (“hyper local content that matters”) to the community. WKHM-FM is licensed to Brooklyn.  Accepting the award was  General ManagerJamie McKibbin, who tells the MAB that the… read more

HOMTV Internship Application Summer 2017 Deadline April 1st

For 35 years, HOMTV has been equipping interns with tools for success. Dozens go through their internship program every year and hundreds have found successful jobs in the television and communications industry as a result. If you know of anyone who you think would benefit from practical, hands-on experience in television reporting, production (studio & creative),… read more

Mark Your Calendar Now for Advocacy Conference

The MAB just wrapped up the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) a few weeks back and now we’re gearing up for our next big event: the annual MAB Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, to be held at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, August 22-23. While speakers are still being lined up for this event, the awards… read more

Screens, Screens! Everywhere, Screens!

By:  Duane Alverson, President MacDonald Broadcasting Company (Saginaw & Lansing) We have never had so many choices! Just look at how many different screens you can watch March Madness on this year. And most of them are not sitting in your living room in front of your favorite chair. The proliferation of media choices in… read more

Lansing Lugnuts to Townsquare Media

By:  Jesse Goldberg-Strassler The Lansing Lugnuts, Class A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, and Townsquare Media have announced an exclusive partnership, with WVFN-AM (The Game 730 AM) serving as the new flagship home for Lugnuts baseball. “We are excited to bring Lugnuts baseball to our listeners,” said Zoe Burdine-Fly, Townsquare Media Regional Vice President… read more

Voters Could Ban Warrantless Searches Of Electronic Data

Under a House Joint Resolution C (HJR C), introduced by State Representative Jim Runestad (R-44), Michigan voters would get a chance to say whether the state’s Constitution should be amended to protect “electronic data and electronic communications” from warrantless searches. The constitution already states “the person, houses, papers, and possessions of every person shall be… read more