Tag: Issue 8

Reverse Auction File Formats Available

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has posted the reverse auction file format specs that will be available and for those broadcasters who take part in the auction. As the auction bidding proceeds, the commission will post each licensee’s data — to be reviewed by that owner only, according to the Commission, which could help participant’s… read more

“Cumulus Cares” Water Giveway in Flint

On March 11, 2016, Cumulus Media’s Flint radio stations (WDZZ-FM, WFBE-FM, WWCK-AM/FM and WTRX-AM) teamed up with their sister stations in Huntsville, Alabama to hold a community bottled water giveaway in Flint. The stations made available a semi truck full of cases of water to all Flint residents, while supplies lasted.

WGRY-AM Becomes WMQU-AM in New Partnership

Blarney Stone Broadcasting’s WGRY-AM 1230 (Grayling) has become WMQU-AM 1230, after a partnership with Baraga Radio. Baraga Radio Network – The Catholic Light for Northern Michigan – will lease the station for seven years. At the conclusion of the contract on Feb. 28, 2023, BSB will donate the FCC license and transmitting equipment to Baraga…. read more

Jermont Terry Joins WDIV-TV

Jermont Terry has joined WDIV-TV (Detroit) as a news reporter,  bringing 15 years of reporting experience to the station.  He began working at WDIV on February 29. Prior to moving to Detroit, Terry worked as an investigative reporter, where he led the I-Team unit at WTMJ, which is the Milwaukee NBC affiliate’s investigative team. He also spent time… read more

WXYZ-TV Celebrates Anniversary of Downtown Studio

On February 26, WXYZ-TV (Detroit) celebrated the one-year anniversary of its downtown street-side studio. The celebration included live coverage and special interviews throughout the day on the station’s newscasts. The studio is located inside the Qube building on Woodward Avenue along Campus Martius Park. It provides 7 Action News viewers with a unique look at the heart… read more

WGVU Holds “Great Wine and Food Symposium” Fundraiser

On February 26, WGVU (Grand Rapids) held its 27th annual Wine and Food Symposium, presented by D&W Fresh Market.  Station supporters were able to sample from over 300 wine and beer selections as well as gourmet food from around the world and were able to converse with experts on the menu. Those attending were also… read more

Traverse City Broadcaster Phill Orth Passes

Longtime Traverse City broadcaster Phillip “Phill” Earl Orth passed away March 6 at age 66 in Traverse City. In a March 8 article in the Traverse City Record-Eagle, it was noted that Phill was “a well-known Traverse City radio disc jockey who was awarded gold records for being an early supporter of songs like ‘Play That… read more

FCC’s Jim Bridgewater Retires

A name many Michigan broadcasters have come to know over the years, James A. Bridgewater, District Director of the Federal Communications Commission’s Detroit office, retired on February 29, following a 37-year career. Karole White, MAB President/CEO writes about Jim: “One of the first people I met when I came to work for the MAB in… read more

Associate Member Highlight: Comrex

Comrex – Fun Facts: Comrex was founded in 1961. Our first product, designed by Comrex founder John Cheney, was a wireless microphone for use in live television news broadcasts. Since then, we’ve developed state-of-the-art equipment to meet a variety of broadcasting needs. From telephone couplers and hybrids, to POTS and ISDN codecs, to IP-based talk… read more