Tag: Issue 9

Michigan Media Professionals Honored with Silver Circle Induction

The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced their Silver Circle® class of 2016.  The Silver Circle honors media professionals who began their careers in television at least 25 years ago, either in a performing, creative, technical, or administrative role within the industry or in an area related to television… read more

Seth Resler

Set Yourself Up to Measure Your Own Social Media Questions

By: Seth Resler, Jacobs Media I often get asked very specific questions about social media, such as: “How often should we post?” “What topics should we post about?” “Should we post videos directly to Facebook or use a YouTube link?” Inevitably, I give the same answer: “Experiment and see.” I don’t say this as a… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Keith Bosworth, Cumulus Media (Detroit)

We continue our spotlight series featuring the hardworking engineers at our stations. To nominate an engineer for a spotlight, please email Alisha Clack at [email protected] Keith Bosworth Chief Engineer for Cumulus Media (WJR-AM, WDRQ-FM, WDVD-FM) in Detroit. Brief Engineering Resume: 2003 Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts 2004-2013 Cumulus Media, Toledo 2013-Present Cumulus Media, Detroit Keith shares… read more

Updated Political Advertising Guide Available

MAB Washington Counsel David Oxenford (pictured, right) has released an updated version of his Political Advertising Guide.  The guide provides answers to a host of questions for broadcasters to help them become familiar with their obligations during the current election season. Download the 30-page PDF here.

Telethon for Flint Raises Over $1.1 Million

Last Tuesday (3/15), people from across Michigan opened up their hearts and wallets to help the children affected by the water crisis in Flint. WDIV-TV (Detroit) and four other television stations across Michigan, WEYI-TV (Flint), WILX-TV (Lansing), WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) and WWTV/WWUP-TV (Northern Michigan), joined for the day-long telethon: Flint Water Crisis: For Our Families. With… read more

FOIA Requests on the Rise for State Agencies

According to a report in MIRS, state departments say they are facing an onslaught of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The main state agencies in the spotlight, the Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ), as well as Health and Human Services (DHHS), have been slammed with a record number of FOIA requests this year… read more

NAB To Offer Cybersecurity Webinar

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is offering a webinar on cybersecurity for broadcast stations.  “Broadcast Cybersecurity: The Essentials” will stream live on Wednesday, March 23 from 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. (EST) and will be moderated by NAB Associate General Counsel, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Larry Walke.  FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief… read more

CBS, Disney, Fox, Univision File Comments with FCC to Support Foreign Ownership Rule Changes

According to a report in AllAccess, CBS Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, 21st Century Fox, Inc., and Univision Communications, Inc., have filed comments in a joint letter to the FCC supporting extension of foreign ownership rule relaxation. In the letter, the parties stated that the proposal to extend the looser foreign ownership limits and review… read more

Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference – Early Bird Deadline Approaching!

The GLBC schedule has been finalized, and features some national-caliber speakers and educational sessions. Check out the line-up here: bit.ly/GLBConference. Presenters include Valerie Geller, Al Tompkins, Fred Jacobs, Seth Resler, Steve Julin, Jeremy Ruck, Speed Marriott, Don Backus, Jeff Welton, David Oxenford, Rich Chernock, and more! The GLBC offers a discount on registration to members… read more