MAB News Archive

Effective Date of Most of the Changes to the Children’s Television Rules – September 16

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Notice was published in the Federal Register August 16 of the FCC’s changes in the children’s television rules – setting the effective date for most of those new rules as September 16. The elimination of the obligation to air three hours of children’s educational and informational programming for each… read more

WOOD-TV Celebrates 70 Years!

On August 15, 1949, the station now known as WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) signed on.  Originally WLAV-TV and operating on channel 7, the station was the only one in Grand Rapids, carrying programming from NBC, CBS, ABC and the DuMont network. In a story published on WOODTV.com, the first broadcast was from a gala at Midtown… read more

WXYZ Honored with NABJ ‘Salute to Excellence’ Award

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) was honored with a Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists at the NABJ’s annual convention and career fair in Florida on August 10. The award was given to the Bounce Detroit special, “Spotlight on the News: Inside Michigan’s African American Vote,” in the television top 15 market category… read more

WFQX-TV Transmitter Restored

Cadillac Telecasting Company’s WFQX-TV (Cadillac) reports that they’ve returned to over-the-air opearation following the August 2018 fire at the shared WWTV-TV transmitter site in Tustin.  Following the fire, a nationwide search was made to locate a sufficient substitute and an order was made for a custom built transmitter powerful enough to cover WFQX’s 30 plus… read more

WMGC ‘The Bounce’ Helps Teachers Get Ready For School

Beasley Media Group’s WMGC-FM (Detroit/105.1 The Bounce) has teamed up with Michigan Educational Credit Union to present the Teachers Supply Drive. The station will help prepare teachers to get ready for the new school year by collecting school supplies from through August 21 throughout Metro Detroit at all Michigan Educational Credit union locations. The donated… read more

IVaccinate Kicks off Immunization Campaign

By: Karole White, President/CEO Michigan Association of Broadcasters Statistics indicate that 58 percent of Michigan toddlers are not up to date on their vaccinations and only 37.7 percent of Michigan teens ages 13 to 17 are up to date on their vaccinations. The MAB Board of Directors authorized IVaccinate as their statewide Community Service Campaign… read more