Tag: Issue 77

WKAR Announces NewsTalk and New Programming

WKAR Public Media from Michigan State University has announced the launch of WKAR NewsTalk, a fresh radio lineup of new shows and longtime favorites for newshounds, talk radio junkies and global citizens of Michigan’s Capital Region. WKAR NewsTalk is heard on AM 870 during daylight hours and streaming around the clock on wkar.org. New additions to the schedule… read more

Bar Retires from WXYZ-TV

Glenn Bar, Senior Executive Producer at WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has retired.  Bar joined the station in 1985 as an intern and, for the next three decades, steadily rose through the ranks, from production assistant to writer, then producer and, in 2003, he was named Assistant News Director. In 2010, Bar launched the station’s ambitious project Detroit 2020, a… read more

FCC Reminder to Video Programming Distributors – Including Broadcasters – on Accessibility Obligations

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, BroadcastLawBlog.com With the recent hurricanes and the tragedy in Las Vegas, the FCC Public Notice issued last week reminding all video programmers of the importance of making emergency information accessible to all viewers seems very timely. The public notice serves as a good refresher on all of the obligations… read more

The Robinson Report: The 2.5 Million Dollar Day

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 “The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare to win” -General George Patton July 5, 2008. The Williams sisters had… read more

Alpha Media’s Gordon in NABEF Webcast

Caleb Gordon, Market Engineer for Alpha Media’s Saginaw cluster, recently co-hosted an NAB Education Foundation webcast for its Technology Apprenticeship Program.  Gordon participated in the six-month program designed to expose high-tech graduates and professionals to the broadcast industry. The goal of the program is to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about latest trends in… read more

Regular Television Viewing Up by an Hour

A new study by JD Power shows that while consumers are satisfied with over-the-top streaming TV services compared with traditional cable TV offerings, they also are spending nearly an hour more a week watching regularly scheduled programming than they did two years ago. The research also found that destination TV viewing has reached a three-year… read more

FCC Considers Dropping Paper Copy Rule

The FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that eliminates rules requiring broadcast and cable entities to keep paper copies of FCC rules. Currently, the FCC has rules that require low power TV, TV and FM translator, TV and FM booster stations and cable television relay station (CARS) licensees to maintain paper copies of commission… read more

FCC Chair Calls on Apple to Activate FM Chips

According to a report in InsideRadio, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called for Apple to activate the inactive FM chips in the company’s iPhones to promote public safety. The call comes in the aftermath of the hurricanes that ravaged the coastal United States. The tech titan is the one major phone manufacturer that has resisted turning… read more

Bill to Ban Medical Marijuana Billboard Advertising Passes Committee

The State Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation that bans billboard advertising for medical marijuana. Senator Rick Jones (R-24), Senate Judiciary Committee chair and bill sponsor, said in a press release that the legislation is in line with a similar ban on tobacco billboard advertising.  SB 463 bans billboards for medical marijuana, dispensaries and businesses that… read more