Month: December 2018

Is Life Keeping You from Getting What You Want?

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: Tim Moore, Managing Partner Audience Development Group Tim Moore will be speaking at the Great Lakes Media Show, March 5-6, 2019 in Lansing.  For more information… read more

Bills Stripping Campaign Oversight from SOS Clear Senate

The State Senate has reported a package of bills that strips campaign finance oversight from the Secretary of State and puts it into  the hands of an independent bipartisan commission. This move would reduce the power and responsibilities of the Secretary-elect Jocelyn Benson. Senate Bills 1248-1252 were reported along the party-line votes and create the… read more

WJBK Mourns Meteorologist Jessica Starr

WJBK-TV (Detroit) anchors announced Thursday, they were informed of the heartbreaking news that their friend and colleague, meteorologist Jessica Starr took her life the night before. “All of us here at FOX 2 are in deep shock and cannot believe that such a wonderful, bright and intelligent individual will no longer be with us. Her family… read more

The Robinson Report: 12 Notes

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 “Music is essentially 12 notes between any octave. It’s the same story told over and over. All any artist can offer the… read more

WKHM Raises Over $10K For Local Toys For Tots

Jackson Radio Works’ K-105.3 (WKHM-FM) and NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM (WKHM-AM) hosted their annual joint toy drive to benefit their local chapter of Toys for Tots on Thursday, December 6th from 6 – 10a.m. Toys for Tots is an organization run by the United States Marine Corps which distributes toys to families who cannot afford them for… read more

Lance Tidwell Named Director of FM Programming for Cumulus Detroit

Lance Tidwell has been named Director of FM Programming for Cumulus Detroit.  His responsibilities will include Country WDRQ-FM (NASH FM 93.1) and Hot AC WDVD-FM. Tidwell brings 30 years of programming experience to the position and previously served as Operations Manager for Cumulus Kansas City. He was most recently Operations Manager for Townsquare Media’s four-station… read more

FCC Starts Warning Stations of Noncompliance with Online Public Inspection File Rules

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, On December 6, the FCC has started to email out notices to numerous radio stations throughout the country, notifying them that there are issues with their online public inspection files. The email notices do not reveal what the specific problem is – but instead simply say that there are… read more