Tag: Issue 71

‘CLASSICS’ Act Seeks Royalties for Pre-1972 Recordings

Congressmen Darrel Issa (R-CA) and Jarrold Nadler (D-NY) have introduced legislation to bring sound recordings made before February 15, 1972 under the federal copyright system that governs post-1972 recordings. The Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, and Important Contributions to Society Act (CLASSICS Act) would uniformly treat the digital transmissions of both pre- and… read more

Justice Department to Meet with Journalist Group Regarding Subpoena Guidelines

According to a report in the Hill, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is scheduled to meet with the non-profit journalism organization The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to discuss the agency’s rules on whether to subpoena reporters who receive classified information. The meeting will focus on creating new subpoena guidelines.  The group… read more

NextRadio, LG Agree to Deliver FM Radio Access on Mobile Devices

On August 10, TagStation LLC, owner of the NextRadio app, announced an agreement with smartphone manufacturer LG Electronics MobileComm to enable FM chips in LG phones, providing  access to local FM Radio across the United States and Canada, as well as Latin American countries, with more countries to follow. “We are proud and excited to partner with one… read more

WXYZ will broadcast the ‘Woodward Dream Cruise’ Across the Nation

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) will broadcast exclusive coverage of the “Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Ford” on Saturday, August 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. A one-hour version of the program will be syndicated to television stations across the country, including stations owned by WXYZ’s parent company, The E.W. Scripps Company. The program will air nationwide in late… read more

Tom Szczepanski named as Detroit Public Television’s Chief Operating Officer

Detroit Public Television President and CEO Rich Homberg announced August 14 that Tom  Szczepanski will begin as DPTV’s Chief Operating Officer on September 18. “With Tom joining the DPTV team, we are even better positioned to tell the story of Detroit – which we believe is, today, the most important city in America,” Homberg said… read more

Make it Memorable

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: Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC Dick Taylor Blog https://dicktaylorblog.com/ I recently just returned from my first real vacation in many years. I joined some of the members of… read more

The Robinson Report: It’s Not JUST Radio

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: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media “Social Media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to the community” – Simon Mainwaring As with – Radio. Perhaps… read more

Nancy Dymond Appointed Cumulus Flint VP/MM

Cumulus Media has appointed Nancy Dymond as Vice President/Market Manager for the five-station cluster in Flint. Dymond has more than 30 years of experience as a market manager/general manager, in markets including Flint, Lansing and Saginaw; Erie, Pa.; and Toledo, Ohio. The appointment marks Dymond’s return to Cumulus Media-Flint, where she served as market manager… read more

Taz Painter Leaves WZZM-TV

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) News Director Taz Painter is leaving the TEGNA-owned station to join WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tenn.  WBIR made the announcement in a news release last week. Painter has been with WZZM since April of 2014 and is returning to the Knoxville station, where he was managing editor from 2007 to 2014. Before working… read more