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Tag: Issue 86

WDIV’s Marla Drutz Named GM of the Year

WDIV-TV (Detroit) is proud to announce Local 4’s station chief, Marla Drutz, has been named General Manager of the Year by Broadcasting & Cable. Every year Broadcasting & Cable selects a GM of the Year (by market size) who they say “demonstrates exemplary innovation, fearless leadership and flawless execution in a challenging time in the… read more

WDET-FM and Detroit Public Television To Receive Funding for Local Journalism Engagement Efforts

The Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund awarded a total of $322,000 to media organizations as it aims to bolster local engagement and coverage of the city’s recovery.  The gift will go to six community-media partnership projects put forth by a total of 13 Southeast Michigan news and community groups, according to a news release. They include the Michigan… read more

Michigan Taskforce Recommends Drones Use Limits to Legislature

A report issued by the Michigan drone task force recommends limiting the operation of drones around such areas as correctional facilities, tourist destinations and prominent bridges. The 27-member Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force (UASTF), which includes a member of the broadcast industry, was created earlier this year to form statewide policy on the operation and… read more

Part-Time Legislature Drive Mailing Out 100K Petitions

According to a report in Gongwer, Tom McMillin, the new co-chair of the part-time legislation petition drive, launched a new effort to collect the 315,654 needed signatures to place a constitutional question on the 2018 statewide ballot. The effort included mailing out over 100,000 petitions to those on a mailing list with hopes that enough… read more

WSGW Raises Nearly $50K for Rescue Mission

Alpha Media’s WSGW-AM/FM (Saginaw) raised $49,380 on December 13 for the City Rescue Mission with its 12th Annual “Sharing Hope” Radiothon.  This exceeded the event’s goal of $45,000! From 5:30 a.m. through 6:00 p.m., stations asked listeners to prayerfully consider making a $30 gift which is enough to provide for a night of hope and… read more

Request Filed for Rehearing of Court Decision on Multilingual EAS Alerts

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, BroadcastLawBlog.com As we wrote here, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently reached a 2-1 decision upholding the FCC’s decision to not impose obligations on broadcasters to broadcast multilingual EAS alerts. However, MMTC, the public interest group seeking the imposition of… read more