Tag: Issue 59

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

CBS Radio Detroit to Construct Studio Inside Hockeytown Cafe

CBS Radio Detroit, in association with Olympia Entertainment, is constructing MusicTown, a venue designed to host and celebrate music, culture and entertainment in the city of Detroit. The venue will be located inside Hockeytown Café, within the 50-block, mixed-use sports and entertainment development known as The District Detroit. From the company’s press release: MusicTown consists… read more

WWMT’s Lutton To Retire; Corbus Promoted to GM

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced that WWMT-TV (and CW7) (Kalamazoo) General Manager Jim Lutton will be retiring from television on July 14, 2017. Lutton has served as the General Manager of WWMT-TV (and CW7) for more than 10 years. He is the longest serving General Manager in the stations’ long history of serving Western… read more

Scripps Brings Local News to Amazon Alexa

The E.W. Scripps Company has launched its local television news brands on Alexa, Amazon’s voice-activated virtual assistant. News from 23 Scripps local TV markets is just a voice command away for users of Amazon Echo and all Alexa-enabled devices. In many of its markets, Scripps is the only local news provider available on Alexa. It… read more

The Robinson Report: Talent – Coach

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 Around the hoop, it’s easy to grab coaching comparisons. Would Duke’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski be as successful today if Bob Knight… read more

Sinclair Broadcast Group to Acquire Tribune Media

On May 8, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and Tribune Media Company announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Sinclair will acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Tribune for $43.50 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $3.9 billion, plus the assumption of approximately $2.7 billion in net debt. Tribune… read more

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