Tag: Issue 64

Court Rejects Request to Stay UHF Discount

According to a report in TVNewsCheck, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied the emergency stay motion filed by public interest groups that sought to prevent the FCC from implementing its decision to reinstate the so-called UHF discount that the groups claim will “make it easier for the nation’s largest television ownership… read more

Caroline Beasley Elected As NAB Joint Board Chair

From the NAB Newsroom: Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group, has been unanimously elected as NAB Joint Board Chair by the NAB Joint Board of Directors. Beasley takes over from Dave Lougee, president and CEO of TEGNA Media, whose term expired. Jordan Wertlieb, president of Hearst Television, was elected as NAB Television Board Chairman. Emily… read more

MABPAC Fundraiser Helps All Broadcasters

JOIN US! The MAB Political Action Committee (MABPAC) would like to invite you to their annual Summer Fundraiser. The event will feature a reception at the Mountain Top along with private chair lift rides at Crystal Mountain Resort with the breathtaking views of the surrounding area. MABPAC helps to assure that your voice is heard in… read more

Michigan Nexstar Employees Give Back with “Day of Giving”

On June 16, The Nexstar-owned television stations in Michigan, WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids), WLNS-TV (Lansing) and WJMN-TV (Marquette) joined 168 other Nexstar stations nationwide for the company’s annual “Founder’s Day of Caring,” where company employees donate a half-day to a local non-profit or community agency. This year’s event corresponded with Nexstar’s 21st anniversary. In Grand Rapids,… read more

Alex Jokich Rejoins WWTV-WWUP

After nearly five years as a reporter at WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo), Alex Jokich has rejoined WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) as Morning News Anchor.  She will anchor the 4:30 -9:00 a.m. news segments where she was previously a reporter. In a Facebook post dated May 30, Jokich thanks “everyone who’s been a part of this chapter in my life!… read more

SiriusXM Seeks EAS Waiver

On June 5, SiriusXM Radio filed a petition with the FCC asking for a temporary waiver with regard to how the company complies with Emergency Alert System requirements on some of its programming channels. In a story appearing in Inside Radio, the satellite radio operator’s petition says listeners would still be able to hear emergency… read more

WBCT Birthday Bash Turns 25

This past weekend (June 17-18) iHeartMedia’s WBCT-FM/B-93 (Grand Rapids) held its 25th annual Birthday Bash country music concert at US-131 Motorsports Park near Martin, Michigan.  The two-day music concert is considered one of the biggest draws for country music fans in the Midwest. The lineup for this year’s event included Big & Rich, Granger Smith,… read more

Celebrate With Fellow Broadcasters

You will not want to miss one of the highlights of the Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, the Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards, held at the President’s Banquet on Tuesday, August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. You will get to network with fellow broadcasters and honor five Michigan broadcasters. This year’s… read more