Tag: Issue 98

Solve for “X”: NFL is to Super Bowl® as USOC is to Olympics® as NCAA is to X® (There Is More Than One Correct Answer!)

By: Mitchell Stabbe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP via the Broadcast Law Blog It was almost exactly one year ago that we reported that the National Collegiate Athletic Association filed a trademark infringement action in federal court against a company that ran online sports-themed promotions and sweepstakes under the marks “April Madness” and “Final 3.” The… read more

Al Sharpton Joins WFDF

WFDF-AM (Detroit), the market’s only black talk radio station, welcomes Rev. Al Sharpton with his show “Keeping it Real.” “Rev. Al Sharpton is the most iconic civil rights leaders of our time! I have known Rev. Al Sharpton for 30 years and I look forward to him joining our 910AM Superstation family,” says Kevin Adell, CEO…. read more

WKAR’s Elkins Featured in Podcast

WKAR’s Russ White recently sat down with Susi Elkins, director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University to talk about evolving the station’s mission to “serve, educate, inspire and entertain” in the digital age. She said it’s a great time to be in broadcasting, in part due to the many… read more

House Committee Approves Drone Regulations

Legislation containing drone regulation recommendations from a 2016 task force has unanimously passed the House Communications and Technology Committee. The package of bills was sent to the full house last week and contains recommendations from the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force. HB 5494 would establish a drone as an extension of the individual operating it… read more

‘RAY BAUM’ Repack Funding Act Passes the House

According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, the ‘RAY BAUM Act’ was passed the U.S. House unanimously out of the Energy & Commerce Committee. The bill,  “Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act of 2018 (RAY BAUM), reauthorizes the FCC, allocates additional funding for the post-incentive auction repack and creates… read more

MAB Partners with Dennis Baldridge for 2018 ABIP

The MAB has partnered with broadcast engineering veteran Dennis Baldridge to conduct its Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) in 2018. The MAB offers ABIP through a  unique partnership between the with the FCC. Participating stations are able to receive a three-year exemption from routine FCC inspections.  Once any deficiencies noted in the MAB ABIP Report… read more

Your MAB in 2 Minutes

The MAB is testing a new communications service that will go out the last Monday of every month.  “Your MAB 2 Minute Update” is an effort to reach the goal set by members and the MAB board in their strategic plan launched last year to apply the most advanced modern technology to disseminate MAB communications… read more

Thank You 2018 MAB Members!

Your MAB has many exciting things happening in 2018!  We are moving to a temporary location while our new building is under construction, we are launching a new website, there are Third Thursday webinars, the job bank website, legislative updates, political broadcasting webinars, Snack and Learns, celebrating 70 years of Michigan broadcasters and so much… read more