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WXYZ Honored with 2 Scripps ‘Give Light Awards’ for 2019 Work

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) was awarded two Scripps “Give Light Awards” on January 30, honoring the best employee work throughout 2019. 7 Investigator Ross Jones, Assistant News Director Jodie Heisner, Editor Randy Lundquist, Photographer John Ciolino and Photographer Johnny Sartin Jr. were honored with the Creating a Better-Informed World award for the Detroit 911 investigative series. As… read more

Northern Radio Provides Interlochen Public Radio with Temporary Signal

Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) announced February 1 that listeners can now tune in to its “Classical IPR” on Northern Radio’s WSRJ-FM (Honor/Traverse City). WSRJ had been silent. IPR’s Classical music service in the Traverse City area has been hampered since mid-December, when its WIAA-FM experienced an antenna issue. Complicating repairs were harsh winter conditions which… read more

Quick Thoughts on a Few Political Broadcasting Legal Issues to Survive the Primary Season

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP One presidential caucus down, 49 (primaries and caucuses, plus a few more in the territories) to go in the next four months – with primaries for Congressional, state and local offices stretching out through August. This presidential primary race has already seen unprecedented amounts of advertising on local stations,… read more

Wayne Bradley Returns to WFDF

Wayne Bradley, managing partner at American Urban Strategies, has returns to WFDF-AM (Detroit) with Early Morning Political News with Wayne Bradley, weekdays from 5 – 6 a.m.  Bradley last worked at the station in 2016. “I am looking forward to Wayne Bradley bringing objective political news to Michigan, an important state in the upcoming election,”… read more

Kevin Markey named new Digital Sales Manager at WDIV

Graham Media Group’s WDIV-TV (Detroit) has named Kevin Markey Digital Sales Manager. Markey most recently was a Digital Account Executive for Valassis. In his new role, Markey will manage ad revenue for ClickOnDetroit. He will develop and drive digital sales and marketing strategies by focusing on results driven ad campaigns. “We are embarking on multiple… read more

The MAB is Pleased to Announce the 2020 Carl E. Lee Award Recipients

Coral Howe and Frank Maynard will be honored March 3 at The Great Lakes Media Show during the Exhibitor Reception. The Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards was named after Carl E. Lee, a prominent Michigan broadcast engineer and station owner, who was known for his innovation and recognition of opportunity. Broadcast engineers work… read more

Did You Know that There is a Rule that Broadcasters Have to Tell Their Audience that a Program Is Recorded When It Seems to Be Live? – FCC Sends a $50,000 Reminder

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Did you know that the FCC has a rule that requires that a broadcaster notify its audience that a program has been pre-recorded when the program “creates the impression” that it is live? Probably many broadcasters had forgotten about that rule (if they ever knew it existed). This week… read more

Help Celebrate 100 Years of Radio

From the NAB:  Radio turns 100 this year! To celebrate this important milestone, we’re kicking off a year of #Radio100 and putting the spotlight on radio’s enduring value. Our first feature, released in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, highlighted radio’s integral role in fostering democracy and civil discourse. We’re using #Radio100 on social… read more

MAB’s Matt Treadwell to Coordinate Great Lakes Media Show

Due to recent staff changes at the MAB, Matt Treadwell, Marketing and Communications Manager for MAB, will also take on the responsibility of managing the Great Lakes Media Show with the usual help of all MAB staff.  “Everything is pretty much done,” said Matt. “We are just working on registration, last minute details and confirmations.”… read more