Tag: Issue 74

Linda Lee Marconi Award Winner

The late Linda Lee, who was recipient of the MAB’s Legacy Award on August, was honored again at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards, held last week during the NAB Radio Show in Austin, Texas. Lee was honored  as a Large Market Personality of the Year for her work at WYCD-FM… read more

WLUC-TV (Marquette) Upgrades Facility

Gray Television’s WLUC-TV (Marquette) has announced that it has upgraded its present facilities, including a new set, monitors, rundown systems and a new control room. “There has been a lot of change in the last 60 years here. This is the most significant. This is the biggest conversion,” said Rick Rhoades, WLUC-TV General Manager.  “As most… read more

Black Diamond’s WGFN-FM Adds Omelette & Coates For Mornings

Black Diamond Broadcasting has announced that Steve “Omelette” Normandin and Rick Coates have joined WGFM/WCHY-FM “The Bear” (Traverse City) as morning show hosts. Normandin (Omelette) told All Access “We are excited about the vision of Black Diamond Broadcasting and feel that our Morning Show is a perfect fit.   Our show focus will be: timely,… read more

WCMU Welcomes NPR’s Melissa Block

WCMU Public Media has announced that NPR Special Correspondent Melissa Block will be visiting Northern Michigan with a September 14 event at the Traverse City Opera House.  Block will discuss the changing landscape of the media. The event is part of WCMU Public Media’s 50th anniversary celebration. The City Opera House event is a way… read more

Dan Hasty Wins Broadcaster of the Year Award

West Michigan Whitecaps radio broadcaster Dan Hasty has won the seventh-annual 2017 Midwest League Broadcaster of the Year Award after gaining the most votes in a poll among league broadcasters and media relations contacts. Hasty is concluding his third season as Voice of the Whitecaps and fifth season in affiliated Minor League Baseball. Prior to… read more

FCC Extends Ownership Reporting Deadline

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has postponed the filing date for biennial (every two years) ownership reports from December 1, 2017 to March 2, 2018, giving broadcasters more time to acclimate to a new reporting system. The Media Bureau said it was doing so of its own volition, rather than in response to a request… read more

Senate Passes ‘Sandy Act’ Making Radio, TV ‘First Responders’

INSIDERADIO reports that on its first day back to work after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, the Senate quickly approved the bill (S. 102) designating radio and TV as “first responders” during natural disasters. The bill saw several years of holdups, but ultimately, back-to-back hurricanes seemed to have convinced Congress to pass the Securing Access to… read more