Tag: Issue 57

FCC Releases Names of TV Repack Regional Coordinators

According to MAB’s Washington, D.C. Attorney David Oxenford, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing FCC staff members who will help to coordinate the repacking of the TV spectrum. Each of these FCC staff members has been assigned a particular geographic area in which they will be responsible for contacting broadcasters to help to coordinate the repacking… read more

New Flint Water PSAs Available for TV, Radio

New Public Service Announcements featuring Flint Mayor Karen Weaver are now available on the MAB website.  These PSAs promote the CORE (Community Outreach and Education) Program.  Among the activities the CORE program provides is proper water filter installation and maintenance, along with other water, nutrition and health issues. TV and radio spots may be downloaded… read more

Lawmaker’s Bill Will Eliminate Daylight Saving Time

State Representative Pete Lucido (R-36) introduced legislation (HB 4011) to place the entire State of Michigan under the Eastern Time Zone (EST), and do away with the Daylight Saving Time (DST). Currently, only two other states in the nation, Alaska and Hawaii, do not have DST. If passed, HB 4011 would direct Governor Snyder to… read more

FCC Finds Online Sources Satisfy EEO Requirements for Wide Dissemination of Job Openings by Broadcasters and MVPDs

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com The FCC on Friday (4/21) released a declaratory ruling making it significantly easier for broadcasters and MVPDs to meet their EEO obligations imposed by FCC rules. These rules for broadcasters and MVPDs (cable and satellite TV providers) require that these businesses, when filling job openings, widely disseminate information… read more

Save the Date for the 2017 MABF Golf Fundraiser!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Michigan Who’s ready to PAR-TEE!? Make plans to join us up north at the MAB Foundation Golf Fundraiser, which supports our young broadcasters. Playing 18 holes of golf with your industry colleagues is the perfect end to your time away at the… read more

2017-2018 MABF Student Advisory Committee Seeking Nominations

Do you know an outstanding broadcasting, media, sales, engineering or journalism student that has great ideas and would love to become more involved in the broadcast industry? We want to hear from you! The MAB Foundation has a great opportunity for Michigan students to get involved and play an integral role in the MAB Foundation!… read more

Filmmaker Seeks Motown Radio Interviews

A filmmaker, working on a feature-length documentary on the formation and early years of Motown Records is looking for archival radio interviews from the 1960s and early 1970s with Motown stars and staffers: Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. The production’s archive researcher, Hannah Green,… read more