Month: September 2018

iHeartMedia Promotes Two in West Michigan

iHeartMedia has announced the promotion of Country “B93.7” WBCT Grand Rapids’ David Taft to Senior VP/Programming for the company’s West Michigan region. Taft, who has been with WBCT since 1997 and has served as PD since 2009 after previously holding the APD/MD duties, will continue overseeing that station. He also previously served as OM Clear… read more

WLNS-TV’s Bob Simone Promoted to Nexstar Massachusetts Station

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced on Monday that Robert “Bob” Simone has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of WWLP-TV (NBC), EWLP (CW) and all associated digital services, including WWLP.com serving Springfield, Mass. He assumes his new responsibilities immediately and reports to Doug Davis, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc…. read more

WILX-TV Adds 5:30 News Beginning October 1

Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) has announced that the station will be adding a 5:30 p.m. weekday newscast to its line up starting October 1. WILX General Manager said: “Adding the 5:30 newscast is a game changer for us.  A strong, local 90-minute block with the latest news and weather updates in each half hour gives… read more

NAB

Radio Royalty Fight May Resurface

Now that the Music Modernization Act passed both the U.S. House and Senate, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is reporting that the royalty fee fight related to radio airplay could soon come back. The NAB is holding informal talks with the music industry in attempts to reach a compromise according to a report in… read more

The Robinson Report: Relevancy Revisited (Pt. 3)

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 “Quality, relevant content can’t be spotted by an algorithm. You can’t subscribe to it. You need people – actual human beings –… read more

Broadcasters Foundation Raises Over $250,000

The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised $250,000 at its Celebrity Golf Tournament on Sept. 17 at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y. One hundred percent of the annual event’s proceeds support broadcasters in need. It is one of the Broadcasters Foundation’s biggest fundraisers. This year, more than 150 broadcasters and celebrities participated in support… read more

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Launches Women in Tech Podcast

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has launched the first-ever commissioner led podcast called “Broadband Conversations.” The podcast will highlight women making an impact in media, technology and innovation. “Women are almost half the labor force in this country yet only hold barely a quarter of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math fields,” said Rosenworcel in announcing… read more