Tag: Issue 55

Another Performance Royalty Bill Introduced

Congressman Darrel Issa (R-CA) has once again introduced performance royalty legislation that would require radio stations to pay fees to the record labels to play their songs. In response, the NAB issued the following statement: “NAB has significant concerns with this legislation that would upend the music licensing framework that currently enables broadcasters to serve… read more

Who Do You Know That Has Impacted Public Media?

Nominations are now open for the MAPB Public Media Impact Award.  This year marks the 32nd year of honoring Michigan’s public broadcasters. Two awards will be presented – one award for Donors and one award for Professionals – for their contribution to public broadcasting in Michigan. The awards will be presented at the Annual Awards… read more

Remembering Tim Davis

This piece originally appeared in the The Jacobs Media Strategies Blog on April 10, 2017 and is reprinted by permission. By Fred Jacobs, President Jacobs Media Strategies, Bingham Farms, MI If you’ve done business with Jacobs Media or jācapps throughout the ’90s and ’00s, chances are you interfaced with Tim Davis. He worked for our… read more

FCC to Change Noncommercial Ownership Form

Commission to eliminate need for social security numbers from board members of noncommercial licensees for Biennial Ownership Report. By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com Last week, we wrote about two of the three broadcast items to be considered at the FCC meeting on April 20. We wrote here about the draft order to restore the… read more

Increasing Public Awareness Through Op-Ed Columns

In light of President Trump’s proposed budget, which would eliminate funding for public media and the arts, there has been a number of Op-Ed columns appearing in major newspapers around the country in support of public television and radio. Your MAB/MAPB News Briefs spotted a few and thought we’d share: In the April 5, 2017… read more

The Robinson Report: Richard Pryor on the Video

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: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media “We’ve got disco in eight tracks and cassettes in stereo – We’ve got rural scenes and magazines – We’ve got truckers on CB’s… read more

WMXG Flips to Classic Country

AMC Partners Escanaba, LLC (Armada Media/Radio Results Network) has switched the format of WMXG-FM (Stephenson) to classic country.  The change was effective on April 3. The station is now operating under the “The Maverick” moniker and is playing “the biggest country songs and artists from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.” WMXG  was recently acquired by… read more

WOOD-TV Signs Agreement For Downtown Studio

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that it has entered into a one-of-a-kind partnership with the Grand Rapids Art Museum to form the GRAM WOOD TV Media Arts Center. The station has reached a long-term agreement with GRAM for a permanent studio location overlooking Rosa Parks Circle in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Every year… read more