Tag: Issue 58

Michigan FCC Watch

The MAB keeps watch on FCC filings in our state.   Here’s the latest filings we’ve seen. May 2, 2017 An application for license for cover construction permit of WNUC-LP (Detroit) was filed by North End Woodward Community Coaliation. May 1, 2017 The FCC approved the previously-filed application of Impact Radio, LLC to increase the power of FM translator W246BW… read more

Bill Lake Joins Wiley Rein

On April 19, Washington law firm Wiley Rein announced that former FCC Media Bureau Chief William Lake, a veteran communications lawyer, has joined the firm’s Telecom, Media & Technology practice as consulting counsel.  In his new postion, Lake advises clients on media and telecommunications issues, with special attention to navigating the federal regulatory regimes. Mr. Lake… read more

Latest MAB Foundation Student Newsletter Available

The latest issue of Beyond the Classroom, the MAB Foundation student newsletter has just been sent out.  In this issue, there’s Michigan broadcasting job opportunities, a review of our recent student awards luncheon and an interview with WLNS-TV (Lansing) News Director Jam Sardar. And, students write about picking the right college, the benefits of local… read more

MAB Board Profile: Dan Boers

MAB News Briefs is pleased to bring you profiles of your MAB Board of Directors. Dan Boers is the News Director for WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids. Dan has been with WOOD-TV for 20 years in a number of roles.  Prior to his appointment as news director in 2015, he was assistant news director since 2009 and director… read more

Bill to Give Student Journalists More Autonomy

State Representative Darrin Camilleri (D-23) has introduced legislation that safeguards the rights of student journalists to exercise free speech and freedom of the press. HB 4551 would make Michigan the 10th state to pass such protections for student journalists. Some schools currently require administrative approval before their publications can go to print. The legislation would remove… read more

Pai Moves to Modernize the FCC

According to a report in TVNewsCheck, the FCC Chair Ajit Pai announced the introduction next month of an overarching review of the commission’s broadcasting, cable and satellite rules. “Broadcasting remains an indispensable part of America’s communications landscape. And under my chairmanship, broadcasting won’t be seen as a speed bump. We’ll want to hear which rules… read more

May Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Incentive Auction, ATSC 3.0 and Broadcast Deregulation

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com May is one of the few months without the normal list of quarterly filings and EEO public file reports. But, just because there are none of these regular filings due, that does not mean that the month will be a quiet one for broadcasters on the regulatory front…. read more

Michigan Recipients of 2017 Regional Murrow Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced its 2017 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award Winners, honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism. Among the winners in Region 7 are numerous Michigan broadcasters, both radio and television,… read more

WOOD-TV Opens Kalamazoo Studio

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids), which recently announced a new streetside studio in downtown Grand Rapids, has opened a second streetside studio, this time in Kalamazoo, to be home base for a dedicated crew that will live and work in the community. The new Kalamazoo studio is in the Comerica Building at 151 S. Rose Streeet and features… read more