Tag: Issue 69

Cyber Security FOIA Exemption Passes Committee

A bill exempting critical energy infrastructure and cyber security related information from FOIA was reported unanimously by the House Committee on Communication and Technology. HB 4973 exempts cybersecurity plans, assessments or vulnerabilities from FOIA requirements. Under current law FOIA exempts “records or information of measures designed to protect the security or safety of persons or… read more

EAS Equipment Checklist

This originally appeared on the SBE-EAS Listserve. To help broadcasters better prepare for the 2017 National Periodic Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), here is a list of issues that occurred during the 2016 national test that EAS participants might want to check: 1. Check that Text-to-Speech, if audio file is not available, is… read more

WXYZ Partners on ‘Detroit 67: Perspectives’ Exhibit

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has announced that they have partnered with the Detroit Historical Society on the exhibit, “Detroit 67: Perspectives,” a ground-breaking exhibition that explores 50 years of the region’s social, cultural, economic and political climate leading up the civil uprising in the summer of 1967. The exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum examines Detroit’s history… read more

WDIV Detroit’s Paul Gross named Fellow of American Meteorological Society

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr., ClickOnDetroit.com WDIV-TV (Detroit) Meteorologist Paul Gross is being recognized with high honors from the American Meteorological Society. Paul has been named a Fellow of the Society and has won an Emmy from the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. The University of Michigan’s atmospheric science department… read more

Snyder Urged to reject Microsoft White Space Proposal

The MAB reached out to Gov. Rick Snyder and members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation urging the lawmakers to reject Microsoft’s attempts to secure free TV spectrum for a nationwide channel (aka ‘white space’) to use for unlicensed devices. Microsoft is asserting that it is urgent that the FCC reserve a vacant UHF white space channel… read more

Bill Seeks Royalties for Pre-1972 Musical Works

According to a report in RadioWorld, legislation has been introduced to establish copyright protections for performances of pre-1972 musical works. Congressmen Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) are sponsoring H.R. 3301, named “the Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, and Important Contributions to Society (CLASSICS) Act.” According to Congressman Issa “this is an… read more

Viewer Protection Act Introduced

U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and 10 cosponsors formally introduced the Viewer Protection Act, H.R. 3347, legislation aimed to address any funding or timing insufficiencies relating to the upcoming post-incentive auction repacking. The Viewer Protection Act aims to ensure that full-power television broadcasters, radio stations, low power television stations,… read more

National Lawmakers will be Part of Awards Banquet

The MAB is thrilled to welcome two Washington D.C. lawmakers home to Michigan during the August 22 Awards Banquet at Crystal Mountain Resort. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will be honored with the MAB’s Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-12) will be a special guest at this year’s Banquet  to present the MAB Lifetime… read more