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Two Flint-Saginaw Stations Appoint News Directors

There’s been a few recent News Director appointments in the Flint-Saginaw market. Gray Television has named Denise Killian as the new News Director at WJRT-TV.  Killian most recently was News Director at KSNW-TV (Wichita, KS).  Her career stops have included Davenport, Dallas, Nashville, Temple and Corpus Christi. In June, longtime News Director Jayne Hodak announced… read more

New Concerns About Ads for E-Cigs and CBD (including Vaping Products)

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP We’ve written many times about the legal concerns about advertising for various vices – including e-cigs (see, for instance, our article here) and CBD (see for instance our articles here and here). The issues with these products never seem to go away, and in recent days, they have become… read more

Bill Ballard, WDCQ-TV Founder, Dies at 90

By: Thomas Bennett, GM, Delta College Broadcasting, University Center William “Bill” Ballard, founder of WDCQ-TV in University Center died August 25 in Traverse City. He was 90. Ballard previously worked as director of broadcasting and TV station manager at Delta College, licensee of WDCQ. After graduating from Auburn University in Alabama, he went to Delta… read more

Radio Results Network Has Grand Opening of New Plaza

On Wednesday, August 7, Radio Results Network (WCHT-AM/WTIQ-AM/WCMM-FM/WGKL-FM/WGLQ-FM/WGMV-FM/WUPF-FM/WUPG-FM/WUPT-FM/WUPT-FM) held the grand opening for their new 21,000 square foot building in downtown Escanaba.  This grand opening was an 18-month project for the company.  After spending 33 years in the Ludington Post suites, ownership and management decided on a larger and more visible location. According to General… read more

GMR to Offer Commercial Radio Another Extension of Their Interim License – to March 31, 2020 While the Litigation Continues

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Last week, the Radio Music License Committee issued a press release that states that Global Music Rights (“GMR”), the new performing rights organization that collects royalties for the public performance of songs written by a number of popular songwriters (including Bruce Springsteen, members of the Eagles, Pharrell Williams and… read more

MAB Files Comments on MI Courts Administrative Rules

In an effort to protect media coverage of courtroom proceedings, the MAB has filed comments to a Proposed Amendment to Rule 8.115 of the Michigan Court rules.  In its comments, the MAB respectfully requests the elimination of any language in the Proposed Amendment which encroaches on or conflicts with Administrative Order 1989-1, which provides guidelines… read more