Month: February 2019

DOJ to Look at the Impact of Digital Ads on Broadcast Advertising

According to the report in Broadcasting & Cable, the Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust division has announced a two-day conference to discuss whether the agency should consider the effect of online advertising in its merger reviews. The agency said that broadcasters during the merger reviews raised important questions about competing with Google and other digital… read more

Announcing the Congressman John D. Dingell Jr. Journalism Scholarship

Commercial and Public broadcasters owe so much to Congressman John D. Dingell, Jr., former Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the longest serving member of Congress. Congressman Dingell was very involved with the MAB and was as knowledgeable on broadcasting and telecommunications issues as anyone working in the business.  Congressman Dingell cared very… read more

WLEN Hosts 25th Annual Radio Auction for Kiwanis Club

This Saturday (2/9), Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) will host The Kiwanis Club of Adrian’s Annual Radio Auction from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The 25th annual auction features hundreds of items up for bid, broadcast live over the radio. Community members are encouraged to tune in to the station and call to bid on new… read more

Important Dates for Broadcasters in 2019 – A Broadcaster’s Calendar

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP While the shutdown of the Federal government delayed FCC activities in January, with the government back in business (hopefully for the long term), we have put together a Calendar of Important Dates for Broadcasters for 2019, available here. The calendar highlights normal regulatory dates like those for Annual EEO Public… read more

Congressman John Dingell: 1926-2019

MAB Says Goodbye to a Dear Friend: Congressman John Dingell Passes at Age 92. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of John David Dingell, Jr., former Michigan Congressman and longest-serving member of the United States Congress,” the office of his wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan, said in a statement. “Congressman… read more

WYCD Receives Three ACM Nominations

Entercom’s WYCD-FM (Detroit) has received three nominations from the Academy of Country Music for radio awards presented during the “54th Annual ACM Awards.”  The awards are set for Sunday, April 7 in Las Vegas. WYCD is up for Major Market Station of the Year as well as two nominations in the Major Market Personality of… read more

WDIV Steps Up To Help Fed Workers On Shutdown

During the recent government shutdown, federal workers in Michigan who were out of work were able to turn to WDIV-TV (Detroit) consumer reporter Hank Winchester (“Help Me Hank”), who provided news coverage that offers insight and resources for workers trying to stay afloat without getting a paycheck. “As a station we believe we have an… read more

Sage Releases ENDEC Firmware Upgrade

RadioWorld reports that EAS equipment maker Sage Alerting Systems has announced a firmware upgrade for its ENDEC Model 3644.  The upgrade, #89-32, adds Blue Alert functionality. Blue Alerts are warnings about police that may be in trouble or are issuing a related emergency message. They are currently voluntary. The company adds, “The release notes also address… read more