Category: July 2018

NAB Continues to Oppose Introduction of ‘Next Generation Television Marketplace Act’

Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) plans to introduce legislation this month titled “Next Generation Television Marketplace Act.” Even though some provisions of the act, such as the repeal of the local media ownership limits, are favorable to the broadcasters, the NAB strongly opposes the bill because it eliminates fundamental local broadcast rights such as retransmission consent… read more

WGVU’s Eernisse to NETA as Education VP

Following a national search, the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) announced July 6 that it has chosen WGVU (Grand Rapids) Public Media’s Tim Eernisse to be its first education vice president. Eernisse will be at the forefront of actualizing NETA’s strategic plan to amplify public media’s education role, overseeing the association’s education services and professional… read more

5 Things All Air Talent Can Learn from Dan Ingram

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: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting The headline on June 25 was shocking: Dan Ingram was dead. Dan has been called the “World’s Greatest Top-40 DJ.”  I would… read more

Debbie Petersmark Named WILX VP/GM, Mike King promoted at Gray

Gray Television Group, Inc. announced July 9 the promotion of General Sales Manager, Debbie Petersmark, to Vice President & General Manager of WILX Media, including WILX-TV (Lansing). She will continue to oversee sales operations for the station in addition to her new expanded role. Ms. Petersmark will succeed long-standing VP/GM Michael King. The announcement comes… read more

FCC Adopts New EAS Testing Procedures, False Alert Reporting, PSA Rules

On Thursday (July 12), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took the latest in a series of actions designed, it says, to bolster the reliability of the nation’s emergency alerting systems and support greater community preparedness. In a Report and Order adopted, the commission set forth procedures for authorized state and local officials to conduct “live… read more

Former Lion Lomas Brown Joins WJR Game Day Team

Cumulus Media has announced that former Detroit Lions offensive tackle Lomas Brown has joined the Lions’ game day broadcast team on WJR-AM (Detroit) as color analyst. Brown will provide commentary and analysis beside WJR’s play-by-play host, Dan Miller. Brown is a former first round pick from the University of Florida in the 1985 NFL draft…. read more