Tag: Issue 70

Brian Abel Joins WXYZ

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) announced that Brian Abel has joined the station as a reporter for “7 Action News This Morning.” Abel comes to the station from E. W. Scripps’ sister station KSHB-TV in Kansas City.  There, Brian was the lead reporter during the station’s coverage of the 2016 election. He also was assigned to stories picked… read more

WEMU Expands Local Content On Weekdays

Eastern Michigan University’s WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti) has announced that beginning August 6, the station will begin airing an extra hour of NPR’s Morning Edition with David Fair anchoring the additional hour of coverage from 9 to 10 a.m. with a focus on an expansion of local content. The station reports that locally-produced Civic Matters with host… read more

NWS to Test Snow Squall Warnings This Winter

State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC) Chairman Gary Blievernicht (WKAR-TV/East Lansing) has announced that the National Weather Service (NWS) will be testing/evaluating Snow Squall Warnings this coming winter.   Stations are encouraged to consider airing the SVS-coded tests this winter as a part of a project coming from the NWS Detroit office. The test coverage area… read more

FCC Watch: Lots of FM Translator Filings

Here’s the latest Michigan-related FCC broadcast filings. First, a compilation of FM Translator applications filed by AM licensees during the July 26 – August 2 filing window: [one-half-first] Benton Harbor, MI:  Gerard Media LLC seeks 106.1 Mhz, 250 watts, for co-owned WHFB-AM, Benton Harbor. Cadillac, MI:  MacDonald-Garber Broadcasting, Inc. seeks 106.1 Mhz, 250 watts, for co-owned WATT-AM,… read more

NAB Recognition: WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant)

This article originally appeared in a recent NAB Public Service mailer Latitude Media’s WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant) provided critical coverage as eight inches of rain flooded its listening area from June 23 to 25, causing more than $100 million in damage. WCZY provided information on the 130 roads that closed as pavement crumbled beneath the water,… read more

Radio to Pay 60 Percent Less In Royalties to SESAC

According to an Inside Radio report, the radio industry will pay less in royalties to SESAC under an agreement reached in an independent binding arbitration with the for-profit performance rights organization. Under the agreement, stations will pay 60 percent less than what SESAC had been charging on its rate card. The settlement retroactively covers the period from… read more

Post-Incentive Auction Window Opens for Modifications by Repacked TV Stations that Can’t Build on Their Assigned Channel

According to a report by Broadcast Law Blog, the FCC announced the first of the post-auction filing windows for TV stations that have to move from their current channels as a result of the post-spectrum auction repacking. The first window, open from August 9 to September 8, is for a limited number of TV stations that… read more

How to Cure Millennials of Career Impatience

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: Ryan Jenkins Next Generation Speaker / Inc.com Columnist Millennials expect promotions and pay raises to come early and often. Here’s how leaders can channel this desire… read more

The Sales Contest

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 Let me tell you a story because that’s what I do. Some of you will remember when I used to tour… read more