Tag: Issue 65

National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Class of Inductees

The 25-person National Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee presented 24 individuals and shows worthy of consideration to listeners and industry peers and the voting results are in. In just three years since public voting was reinstituted, the National Radio Hall of Fame reports an unprecedented level of audience participation with nearly 300,000 votes cast… read more

NAB Releases Video Explaining TV Repack

The National Association of Broadcasters has created a YouTube video warning the public and the Federal Communications Commission about the challenges that lie ahead for the broadcast TV repack. The video highlights the possibility of radio stations going off the air, budget challenges, time constraints and the amount of work needed to safely update towers…. read more

WDVD Extends Blaine Fowler Contract

Cumulus Media has announced that it has signed Detroit Hot AC WDVD-FM morning show star Blaine Fowler to a long-term contract extension. Fowler’s eponymous morning show has aired weekday mornings since 2003 on the station. “The Blaine Fowler Morning Show” is heard Monday through Friday from 5:30am-9:00am on 96.3 WDVD-FM. Robby Bridges, Director of FM… read more

WDIV Receives NABEF Service to America Award

Graham Media Group’s WDIV-TV (Detroit) was presented with the Service to America Award on June 20 in Washington, D.C. by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF). WDIV received the prestigious award for its ongoing commitment to outstanding community service. In a news release, the NABEF said, “Through news coverage, philanthropy and community service,… read more

FCC Watch: Translator Upgrades and Ownership Changes

Here’s the latest Michigan-related FCC broadcast filings: June 28:  The application by Mentor Partners, Inc. to modify the facilities of FM translator W299BE (Big Rapids) was granted.   The application is to change the transmitter site and height above average terrain (HAAT). The translator rebroadcasts the company’s WBRN-AM (Big Rapids). June 28:  An application to assign… read more

Get the Scoop on ‘Fake News’ and Other Important Issues

Learn from the experts at the 2017 Advocacy Conference & Annual Meeting.  This year’s line up of speakers will offer valuable insight on the “fake news” phenomenon and other current issues that are important to the broadcast industry. The MAB is excited to host Professor Esther Thorson, PhD from Michigan State University’s School of Journalism…. read more

WXYZ’s Galli to Host ‘Inside Michigan Football Radio Show

The University of Michigan Athletic Department and The Michigan IMG Sports Network has announced that WXYZ-TV (Detroit) sports anchor Brad Galli will host the “Inside Michigan Football” radio show, held Mondays throughout the football season. “Bringing fans closer to the Michigan football program and providing unique access every week will be a lot of fun,” said Galli. “I… read more

FCC Releases Updated ETRS Registration Information

While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has not decided whether, or when, to have another national EAS test this year, the FCC’s EAS rules provide for yearly updates to the Form One information in the Electronic Test Reporting System (ETRS). On June 26, the FCC released a Public Notice containing instructions on how to… read more