Month: June 2019

NAB Files More Comments Regarding FCC Regulatory Fee Increase

Opposing the Federal Communications Commission plans to hike regulatory fees for broadcasters, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has filed additional comments with the agency.   “The NPRM imposes a steep increase in radio station regulatory fees disproportionate to other fee payor categories, as well as the increase in the commission’s overall budget,” NAB wrote in… read more

9 & 10 News to Host ‘Cycles & Cider’ Fall Bike Ride

WWTV/WWUP 9&10 News (Cadillac) has announced its plans to host an inaugural “Cycles & Cider” on October 5 to benefit the Cadillac community through charities and projects. “Cycles & Cider” participants will ride along the scenic and groomed White Pine Trail (Rails-to-Trails) for a 62-mile ride with a break for  donuts and cider. A family-friendly celebration… read more

Nexstar Employees Volunteer Across Michigan on June 17

Employees of Nexstar television stations in Michigan and throughout the country celebrated their annual Founders Day of Caring on June 17 by volunteering in their respective communities. In Grand Rapids, WOOD/WOTV-TV staffers were hard at work in Grandville, Jenison, Muskegon and Grand Haven, partnering with Meals on Wheels.  The day was full of meal prep to… read more

Michigan Stations Celebrate Emmy® Award Wins!

At ceremonies held June 16 in Detroit, television stations across Michigan were recipients at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/Michigan 41st Annual Regional EMMY® Awards. Both commercial and non-commercial stations from Detroit, Grand Rapids, East Lansing, Flint/Saginaw, Bay City, Mt. Pleasant and Cadillac received honors. Congratulations to WDIV-TV, WJBK-TV, WTVS-TV, WWJ-TV, WXYZ-TV, WGVU-TV,… read more

Retired Michigan Broadcaster Bill Thompson Releases Book

Bill Thompson, whom  many broadcasters around the state know from his days as a reporter and anchor at the Michigan Radio Network, has published My Life as a Great Lakes Broadcaster, a compelling book that shares personal and insightful perspectives in the field of media and communications. In the book, Thompson shares stories and extensive photos from the… read more

WOOD-TV Assignment Editor John Arguello Passes

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that 43-year-old station veteran John Arguello passed away June 15 at age 61. Arguello, a native of South Dakota, came to the station in February, 1976 at the age of 18, beginning in the mailroom, then moving on to become a part-time production assistant.  Later he became a staff photojournalist, and… read more

Whitmer Pushes for Federal Legislation to Allow Banking by Marijuana Businesses

MLive reports that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has joined national bipartisan for federal legislation that would make it easier for state-licensed marijuana businesses to bank their money. Whitmer signed on with 19 governors to a letter calling on Congress to pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act. Currently, most banks will not do business with… read more