Tag: Issue 85

December FCC Meeting Important for Broadcasters

According to the Broadcast Law blog, the FCC released an agenda for the agency’s December meeting. One of the main items of interest to the broadcasters is the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, looking to determine if the FCC should amend the cap limiting one TV station owner to stations reaching no more than 39 percent of… read more

10 Programming Predictions for the Next 25 Years

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: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting Are you ready to change our industry? Are you a decision maker? Do you have the courage to take these predictions… read more

Copyright Royalty Board Announces Rate Increases for Webcasts

According to a report from Inside Radio, broadcasters will have to pay higher royalty fees for streaming in the next year. The Copyright Royalty Board has announced the rates will increase 5.9 percent to $0.0018 per performance for non-subscription based webcasts like those offered by broadcast radio stations. Rates for non-interactive subscription services will rise… read more

WTZI Launches in Tawas City

Carroll Broadcasting announced its newest FM addition to an already impressive lineup of stations broadcasting from the shores of Lake Huron in beautiful Tawas City. WTZM 106.1 FM “The Point” is the new call sign and moniker for the recent 25,000 Watt acquisition and is currently broadcasting the best mix of today’s Hot AC music… read more

What’s Next? Media Show Keynote Discussion Will Turn Eyes Toward Future

How will broadcasters adapt in the age of debated net neutrality, voice-based technologies, NextGenTV, autonomous cars, and the Digital Dashboard? Where are the best places for broadcasters to deploy financial and human resources in the years to come? Three of the nation’s top broadcasting professionals will team up for an interactive panel discussion to prognosticate… read more

Bad Ads vs. Good Ads

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:  Duane Alverson, President MacDonald Broadcasting Company (Saginaw & Lansing) What’s the most important ingredient to the success of your advertising recipe? Is it the platform you… read more

Quizbusters Finale Tapes This Friday

WKAR Public Media has announced that the final series installment of the long-running “Quizbusters” game show will be recorded this Friday, December 8, before a live studio audience at WKAR Studio A in East Lansing. This final edition of the show will feature QuizBusters division champions meeting up in the series finale Grand Championship game! After… read more