Category: April 2020

Free Webinar: FCC Issues for Broadcasters During the Pandemic

This coming Tuesday, April 21 at 2 p.m. Eastern, MAB Washington Attorney David Oxenford will present a free webinar “FCC Issues for Broadcasters During the Pandemic.” While the FCC building is virtually empty, the Commission continues to operate during the pandemic. The FCC in fact, has issued a number of rulings designed to help broadcasters… read more

MAB Adds Captioning to Governor’s Press Conferences

In an effort to help Michigan’s Television Broadcasters streamline carriage while keeping expenses down, the MAB has leased a captioning unit and is providing live captioning of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 press conferences that are pool-fed by WLNS-TV (Lansing). Dynamic Captioning of Grand Rapids delivered a EEG HD-490 iCap Captioning unit late Wednesday Morning (4/15)… read more

Michigan Broadcasters Come Together for Another COVID-19 Town Hall

On Thursday, April 16, Broadcasters in Detroit and statewide took part in another COVID-19 Town Hall, this time featuring Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters.  The two took questions from Detroit television anchors Huel Perkins (WJBK-TV), Devin Scillian (WDIV-TV) and Carolyn Clifford (WXYZ-TV). For the second time in two weeks, television stations in Detroit have… read more

WMMI/WCZY Tossed TP on April 1

In a very timely promotion, Latitude Media’s WMMI-AM./FM and WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant) gave away 4-packs of toilet paper to over 104 families last on April 1. WCZY OM/Morning Host Shawn Powers and Afternoon Host and Sports/Promotions Director Chris Spachman tossed the precious prizes out to people’s homes as they drove around the market, all in… read more

FCC Asked to Consider ‘Zonecasting’ for FM Stations – Initial Comments Due May 4

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In the last few weeks, both on the radio and TV side of the broadcasting house, significant actions have been taken to potentially expand the use of zoned broadcasting to allow broadcasters to better target their audience with programming and advertisements. For TV, that is the proposed increase in… read more