Month: September 2018

WCSX Holds Big Jim’s House ‘Woof Sit’

Starting this past Labor Day Weekend, WCSX-FM (Detroit) morning show Big Jim’s House set out to help the Michigan Humane Society with Big Jim’s House Million Penny Woof Sit. Donations for the the “Woof Sit” began at the Arts, Beats and Eats Festival in Royal Oak and wrapped up September 5 with a day-long “sit” beginning with a… read more

NAB Offers TV Repack Resources

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is offering Broadcasters who may be shifting channels as the result of the repack, tools to help communicate these changes with viewers.  This includes a checklist of activities to ensure they are meeting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) education requirements and aware of best practices recommended by NAB.  Some tools are… read more

WWJ Holds Annual “Autism Speaks” Walk September 15

CBS Television Stations’ WWJ-TV (Detroit) is holding its annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks on September 15 at Kensington Metropark in Detroit. The purpose of the walk is to support autism research and awareness. The station is encouraging viewers to participate with a corporate, school or family team.  The station has put together a page on its… read more

WZZM Names Paul Mack as Director of Sales

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids), the TEGNA owned ABC affiliate in West Michigan, has promoted Paul Mack to Director of Sales. He will oversee the sales team and be responsible for achieving the station’s broadcast and digital advertising revenue goals. “Paul and I have worked together for 16 years, so I’ve seen how he has excelled in… read more

Midwest Communications Flips WQTX to ’90s Hits

On September 5, Midwest Communications flipped longtime sports outlet WQTX-FM (St. Johns/Lansing) to a new format featuring hits of the late ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s as “92.1 Fuel-FM….Lansing’s High-Octane Fun.” VP/Market Manager Mark Jaycox said, “We’re excited to bring Mid-Michigan this new and exciting radio station. We want Fuel 92.1 to be the station that… read more

Marcos Chappell named Weekend Executive Producer at WDIV

WDIV-TV Local 4 (Detroit), a Graham Media Group station, has announced that Marcos Chappell has been named Weekend Executive Producer. Chappell joined the station in early September. Chappell comes from WWBT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia where he was the Senior News Producer. He’s an Emmy award-winning journalist who, in addition to his morning… read more

Radio Neighbors Begin 77th Year In High School Sports

By: John Johnson, MHSAA Director of Broadcast Properties via Local radio coverage of high school sports can still be found in a lot of places these days – and for a couple of stations, they’re celebrating 77 years of service to school sports in 2018-19. WTCM-AM in Traverse City and WJMS-AM in Ironwood are literally adjacent… read more

Reminder: Lowest Unit Rate Period Now in Effect

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP With the lowest unit charge window for the November elections now in effect (as of September 7), we thought that it was a good idea to review the basics FCC rules and policies affecting those charges. With this election, where control of Congress may well be hotly contested and… read more