Tag: Issue 90

Julie Zoumbaris Named VP/GM at WNEM-TV

Meredith Corporation has announced that Julie Zoumbaris has been named Vice President and General Manager of WNEM TV (Saginaw), effective Monday, January 22. Zoumbaris replaces Al Blinke, who recently retired after a career in local broadcasting spanning more than 40-years. “Julie was an instrumental member of the TV5 sales team for more than a decade,”… read more

The Robinson Report: Perception

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: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media “Your perception will determine your reception” ― Bernard Kelvin Clive Elwood, Indiana. A small town filled with solid Americana Values tucked in… read more

Interlochen Sells East Jordan Station

On January 8, Interlochen Center for the Arts filed an application to sell WICV-FM (East Jordan) to Northern Christian Radio for $150,000. WICV is a class A FM, operating on 100.9 mHz with an ERP of 2.8kw at 488 feet HAAT.  The station is presently an affiliate of the Interlochen Public Radio’s “Classical IPR” network.  Interlochen… read more

FCC Announces New Email Address to Contact Enforcement Bureau

On January 9, the FCC Enforcement Bureau announced, that in order to streamline the operation of the Enforcement Bureau’s Field Offices, the Bureau’s Office of the Field Director has established a new email address, [email protected], for the public to use when responding to an enforcement action originating from one of the Bureau’s Field Offices. New enforcement actions will… read more

NWS Detroit Office Begins Winter Squall Warnings Through EAS

The National Weather Service’s Detroit office has begun issuing Snow Squall Warnings when necessary. As an EAS event, this will only affect broadcasters who monitor the National Weather Service Radio originating from the Detroit office.  This includes stations in the EAS Southeast, East Central and Lenawee/Washtenaw regions.  NWS considers this to be a life threatening issue…. read more

Michigan Radio Welcomes NPR’s 1A to Ann Arbor

Michigan Radio and the Wallace House will welcome NPR’s daily talk show, 1A, to Ann Arbor for a live broadcast and a special event featuring host Joshua Johnson this February. The special event, which is free and open to the public, is entitled “Speak Freely: Debating the First Amendment in a Changing America.” Host Joshua… read more

Michael Walenta Celebrates 30 Years at WGVU Public Media

On January 11, Michael Walenta, WGVU (Grand Rapids) General Manager, celebrated 30 years of leading the station.  Under Michael’s leadership, WGVU has grown from from one FM station and one TV station (that was on four hours a night) to a multi-platform Public Media station with two FM NPR stations, two AM Real Oldies & NPR… read more

FCC Chairman Looks to Eliminate Paper Filing Requirements

According to a report in InsideRadio, Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai has scheduled a vote this month on scaling back paper filing requirements for broadcasters. The FCC is proposing that both commercial and noncommercial radio and television stations no longer be required to file an array of documents including those that relate to ownership… read more