Category: October 2021

Associate Member Spotlight: Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association

Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Extends SCRUB Club Food Safety Education Course for Additional Year! The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) has extended the SCRUB Club curriculum through September 30, 2022. The free online food safety education course which was developed for middle school-aged children and their families was launched in April and previously… read more

MSU-Produced Documentary to Premiere Nationwide on PBS

A groundbreaking documentary on the deportation of U.S. veterans from WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University and filmmakers John J. Valadez and Carleen L. Hsu will air nationally on PBS in primetime. Filmed over seven years, American Exile is the story of two unlikely war hero brothers who became veteran’s rights activists after being… read more

FTC Reminds Advertisers That Deceptive Endorsements in Advertising Can Lead to Penalties

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In a Federal Trade Commission notice published last week, the agency warned the advertising industry that penalties could be coming for the use of deceptive endorsements.  The FTC not only released the notice, but it also sent a letter (a version of which is available here) to hundreds of businesses (a list… read more

Impact 89FM Named 2021 College Radio Station of the Year

Impact 89FM (WDBM-FM), Michigan State University’s student-run radio station and media organization, topped the charts nationally this month when it was recognized with the 2021 College Media Association Four-Year College Radio Station of the Year Pinnacle Award. This is the first time Impact 89FM has earned this national award. However, the student-run radio station has… read more

Biden Names Jessica Rosenworcel FCC Chair

President Biden is moving to fill two openings at the Federal Communications Commission, nominating Jessica Rosenworcel as the commission’s chair, and former FCC staffer Gigi Sohn to a second vacant seat. Rosenworcel has been serving as the acting chair of the commission and has been on the panel since 2012. Sohn was counselor to former… read more

Cumulus/Flint Raises Over $9000 for Local Kids

On September 30, Cumulus Media’s Flint radio stations (WDZZ-FM/WWCK-FM/WBFE-FM) held a 13-hour radiothon to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint. Over $9,000 was raised from listeners for local kids! The money is used to supply sports equipment, art and academic supplies, game room additions and repairs to the garden Hoop… read more

MAB’s Klemet Meets with AG Nessel

MAB incoming President and CEO Sam Klemet met with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel this week. Nessel, along with 14 other Attorneys General in the country, recently signed a letter in support of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act that would create a targeted tax credit for the hiring and retention of local journalists as well… read more

Radio Hall of Fame Recognizes WRIF Program Director Jade Springart With “One to Watch” Award

This past Wednesday (10/20), The Museum of Broadcast Communications announced that the Radio Hall of Fame has named Detroit Rock radio program director Jade Springart as the recipient of its One to Watch award. Each year, the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee selects a promising radio personality or team who has demonstrated ratings success,… read more