Tag: Issue 59

Casting Call for WKAR Science Show Draws from Mid-Michigan and Beyond

More than 240 aspiring scientists visited the MSU campus on Saturday (5/6) to audition for season four of Curious Crew, the WKAR original series exploring science, technology, engineering and math. “It was wonderful to see so many kids excited about science and Curious Crew,” said Julie Sochay, WKAR promotion coordinator. “This year’s casting call brought… read more

Public Media Impact Award Nominations Due June 7

2017 marks the 32nd year of honoring Michigan’s public broadcasters with the MAPB Public Media Impact Award. Two awards – one award for Donors and one award for Professionals – will be presented during a banquet at the August 2017 MAB Advocacy Conference & Annual Meeting at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, MI. The awards honor individuals for their… read more

Jacobs Media Releases Techsurvey Results: Listening Locations Are Changing

“Navigating The Digital Landscape” In Jacobs Media’s new web study of radio listeners, a big story is how radio’s traditional listening locations – the home, the car and the workplace – are undergoing change. From content consumed to new distribution outlets, to emerging gadgetry, the traditional pattern of media usage and radio listening are changing –… read more

Representative Introduces Voter Bill of Rights

State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-60) has introduced a constitutional amendment to include a voter bill of rights. The amendment, HJR O, includes the right to no-reason absentee voting and in-person early voting up to 15 days before an election, and would automatically register any eligible person issued a state driver’s license or identification card. American citizens… read more

MSU Files Lawsuit to Ban Release of Police Records on Assault

Michigan State University has filed a lawsuit to keep news organizations from seeing police and arrest reports that could be related to a suspected sexual assault involving members of the Spartans football team. MSU says complying with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the ESPN sports network would interfere with a criminal investigation…. read more

FCC To Review Media Regulations

According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he will be launching a major review of broadcast, cable and satellite regulations at the May 18 public meeting of the FCC. The chairman also promised that under his chairmanship, broadcasting and broadcasters will not be a “speed bump” but an… read more

Reminder: FCC Political Rules Apply for Off-Year Congressional and State/Local Elections

According to David Oxenford’s Broadcast Law Blog, FCC political rules apply to off-year elections for vacant congressional, state and local offices. Broadcast stations serving districts with special federal/congressional elections need to offer candidates reasonable access, lowest unit rates and equal opportunities. In states where there are no special congressional elections, there are other political races… read more