Tag: Issue 62

This Word Increases Your Personal Power

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: Chris Lytle, Content Developer InstantSalesTraining.com Sarah and I are on a two-hour drive to a vacation cottage we’ve rented in Michigan. Our three cats are along… read more

Alpha Media Promotes Caleb Gordon to Saginaw Market Engineer

AlphaMedia Saginaw recently promoted Caleb Gordon to the position of Market Engineer for the five-station cluster including WCEN-FM, WGER-FM, WSGW-AM/FM and WTLZ-FM. Midwest Regional Director of Engineering Geary Morrill commented on the announcement: “AlphaMedia is actively recruiting and training the next generation of Broadcast Engineers and is pleased to be able to promote Caleb to this position.”… read more

Richards Promoted To PD At WDZH-FM

CBS Radio has named WDZH-FM (Detroit) Assistant Program Director/Music Director/Afternoon Host Ian “Slacker” Richards to Program Director. Richards started his radio career in Flint back in 2003 as an intern at WQUS-FM, then moved on to WRCL-FM as on-air personality and music director.  In 2010, while still working at WRCL, he joined WDZH as a part-time… read more

Detroit Pistons Move to WXYT-FM

The Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA) have entered into a multi-year radio broadcast agreement with CBS Radio’s WXYT-FM (97.1 FM The Ticket-Detroit). Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The deal coincides with the Pistons move to a new venue. Senior VP/market manager Debbie Kenyon says the station “always maintained a strong… read more

FCC Watch: FM and FM Translator Changes

Here’s the latest Michigan-related FCC broadcast filings: On June 6, AMC Partners Escanaba, LLC filed a construction permit application to reduce the effective radiated power of WCMM-FM (Gulliver) from 100kw to 60kw.  The application states that the power reduction is needed to eliminate market coverage overlap. On June 5, Up North Radio, LLC filed a… read more

WDTW-FM Detroit Flips to Variety Hits

iHeartMedia has changed the format of classic rock WDTW-FM (Detroit) to a variety hits format, expanding the former classic rock station’s library to include artists like Huey Lewis, Bryan Adams, Billy Joel and more.  The change occured during the Memorial Day weekend. RadioInsight reports the station is now positioned as “We Play Anything,” returning the Variety… read more

Time is Running Out for AMC-8

Radio stations airing programming from any of the major network suppliers only have until June 30 to shift their satellite dishes from AMC-8 to the new AMC-18 satellite, at 105 degrees West latitude. AMC-8, at 139 degrees West Longitude has exceeded its design life and is not being replaced by an equivalent satellite at the 139 position.   This… read more