Tag: Issue 75

WNMU to Hold Community Open House

Northern Michigan University’s WNMU-FM and TV (Marquette) is holding a community open house of their facilities on September 23.  Listeners are viewers can: Come behind the scenes at WNMU, meet the staff and tour the Public Radio 90 & Public TV 13 studios that you help make possible. Tour the Center for Teaching & Learning…. read more

Media Sandbox, WKAR Awarded $500K from MSUFCU

A collective $500,000 has been awarded to the Media Sandbox and WKAR from the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union  to support and engage the mid-Michigan and Spartan communities and provide new learning opportunities. “Funding from MSUFCU offers students in the Media Sandbox new opportunities for experiential learning,” said Prabu David said, dean of MSU’s College… read more

Senate Passes Super PAC Legislation

The Michigan Senate passed campaign finance legislation allowing candidates to raise money for Super PACs, unrestricted by donor limits that apply to candidate fundraising, that can then support them and oppose their opponents. SB 335 passed 23-12, with two Republicans siding with Democrats in opposition the legislation. Democrats criticized the bill as a major step back… read more

Trott Not Seeking Re-election In 2018

Congressman Dave Trott (R-11) has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2018. Trott said he had not planned to serve long in Congress when first elected and had decided two terms was enough. “When I initially ran for Congress, I expressed my desire to serve as a citizen legislator in Washington,” he said in a statement…. read more

The Robinson Report: The True Threat

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 In February, you may have read THIS article on “The True Threat.” No longer is it simply morning TV – or any… read more

TCT Helping Hurricane Victims

TCT Michigan Television stations, including WTLJ-TV (Allendale), WAQP-TV (Saginaw) and WDWO-TV (Detroit) are participating with other TCT stations across the nation as part of the Helping Hand Outreach Program to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The stations are collecting supplies of water, non-perishable food items, diapers, undergarments, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and… read more

Are Sales People About to Become Extinct?

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 DickTaylorBlog.com A while back I read an article titled “Are Sales People About to Become Extinct?” It got me to thinking about how… read more

U.S. District Court Strikes Down 2016 Federal Overtime Rule

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas overturned the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2016 overtime rule, which altered the salary level needed for executive, administrative and professional employees to be deemed exempt from federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. While this court ruling is likely to end the principal litigation… read more

Recordkeeping Rules for Third-Party Fundraising by Noncommercial Broadcasters to be Effective November 13, 2017

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, BroadcastLawBlog.com In July, we wrote about the effective date of the FCC’s new rules allowing non-CPB noncommercial stations to interrupt their normal programming to raise funds for third-party charitable and non-profit organizations (we wrote here about the decision itself), for up to 1% of their total airtime. In July,… read more