Category: September 2017

Trott Not Seeking Re-election In 2018

Congressman Dave Trott (R-11) has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2018. Trott said he had not planned to serve long in Congress when first elected and had decided two terms was enough. “When I initially ran for Congress, I expressed my desire to serve as a citizen legislator in Washington,” he said in a statement…. read more

The Robinson Report: The True Threat

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 In February, you may have read THIS article on “The True Threat.” No longer is it simply morning TV – or any… read more

TCT Helping Hurricane Victims

TCT Michigan Television stations, including WTLJ-TV (Allendale), WAQP-TV (Saginaw) and WDWO-TV (Detroit) are participating with other TCT stations across the nation as part of the Helping Hand Outreach Program to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The stations are collecting supplies of water, non-perishable food items, diapers, undergarments, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and… read more

Are Sales People About to Become Extinct?

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: Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC DickTaylorBlog.com A while back I read an article titled “Are Sales People About to Become Extinct?” It got me to thinking about how… read more

U.S. District Court Strikes Down 2016 Federal Overtime Rule

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas overturned the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2016 overtime rule, which altered the salary level needed for executive, administrative and professional employees to be deemed exempt from federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. While this court ruling is likely to end the principal litigation… read more

Recordkeeping Rules for Third-Party Fundraising by Noncommercial Broadcasters to be Effective November 13, 2017

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, BroadcastLawBlog.com In July, we wrote about the effective date of the FCC’s new rules allowing non-CPB noncommercial stations to interrupt their normal programming to raise funds for third-party charitable and non-profit organizations (we wrote here about the decision itself), for up to 1% of their total airtime. In July,… read more

Michael Patrick Shiels Releases New Book

“Michigan’s Big Show” host Michael Patrick Shiels, has just co-authored a new book with Ken Raynor, head professional at Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine. I Call Him “Mr. President”: Stories of Golf, Fishing and LIfe with my Friend George H. W. Bush was released in hardcover on September 5. The book tells the… read more

NAB Offers Station Repack Resources

Whether your station is going off the air or moving to a new frequency because of the recent spectrum incentive auction, your viewers need to prepare for these upcoming changes. To that end, the National Association of Broadcasters has developed tools for stations in English and Spanish to use to explain to viewers the changes… read more

WJRT-TV and Cumulus Help Red Cross Hurricane Relief

  On September 14, Gray Television’s WJRT-TV (Flint), with help from the Cumulus Media Flint radio stations, raised more than $24,000 during a 7-hour telethon for the Red Cross to spend on hurricane relief efforts in Texas and Florida. Volunteers took well over 300 donations during the telethon, breaking organizers’ expectations for the event. “The… read more