Tag: Issue 81

WATZ-FM Presents ‘Trunk or Treat’

Midwestern Broadcasting’s WATZ-FM (Alpena) held its 4th annual “Trunk or Treat” event behind Alpena’s city hall on October 27.  The event is presented with help from the Michigan State Police. WATZ Office Manager Sheryl Wright said 52 area businesses, organizations and families set up to give candy, healthy snacks and other items to more than… read more

FCC Announces Information Session on Revised Biennial Ownership Reports

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, BroadcastLawBlog.com The FCC has released a Public Notice announcing that it will be holding an information session on November 28, 2017 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time to familiarize broadcasters with the new Biennial Ownership Report forms. This information session can be viewed live online and will also be archived… read more

WDIV-TV Hosts Detroit Mayoral Debate

On October 25, WDIV-TV (Detroit) hosted a live on-air debate between Mayoral candidates incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan and opponent Senator Coleman Young II.   It was the only televised debate before the upcoming election. WDIV anchor Devin Scillian moderated the debate, originating from the WDIV studios in downtown Detroit.  Panelists included WDIV Anchor Kimberly Gill, Bridge Magazine… read more

WXYZ-TV, Art Van Furniture and Gleaners team up for ‘Together We Can’

For the ninth consecutive year, WXYZ-TV (Detroit) and Art Van Furniture are teaming up with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan to fight hunger in metro Detroit with their annual “Together We Can” food drive. This year’s goal is to collect 25,000 pounds of non-perishable food items from now through Friday, November 17, 2017…. read more

Black Diamond Flips WQEZ to Classic Hits “106.3 Mac-FM”

Black Diamond Broadcasting  has announced that it has changed the format of its WQEZ-FM (Onaway) from easy-listening to classic hits with the new moniker “106.3 Mac-FM.”  New call letters for the station are WWMK-FM. In a press release, the company said, “With our goal being to provide maximum results for advertising clients, additional research brought… read more

Jacobs Media Adds Jason Hollins As Research Director

Jacobs Media (Bingham Farms) has announced that veteran media research executive, Jason Hollins, has joined the company as Research Director. Hollins will work closely with Fred and Paul Jacobs to lead the company’s expanding research initiatives in radio, digital media and beyond. “We are proud and excited to bring someone of Jason’s talent and experience… read more

Michigan Radio Brings ‘Stateside’ to East Lansing

Via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio Michigan Radio’s (WUOM-FM/WFUM-FM/WVGR-FM) daily talk show, Stateside, hosted by Cynthia Canty, travels to East Lansing today, November 2, for a special live show from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The show will be recorded in front of a live audience at the Kellogg Center auditorium on the Michigan State University campus…. read more

Regional EAS Meetings Continue

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) and Michigan State Police (MSP) are coordinating regional EAS/Local Emergency Communication Committee (LECC) meetings around the state.  The purpose of the meetings is to discuss ways of improving emergency alerting, including EAS within the state. Thus far, meetings have been held in Oak Park, Standish, Marquette and Grayling.  Additional meetings… read more

Judge Refuses to Dismiss FOIA Lawsuit Against AG’s Office

According to a report in Gongwer, a judge rejected the Department of Attorney General’s motion to dismiss a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, brought by Progress Michigan, asserting department employees conducted public business using undisclosed private email accounts. The lawsuit is seeking all emails sent by Attorney General Schuette and 20 staff and department… read more