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Mark Sandstedt Named Market Manager at WMTE-FM

Mark Sandstedt

45 North Media has announced that Mark Sandstedt has been appointed Market Manager of the company’s WMTE-FM (Manistee).  Sandstedt, who got his start in radio at WMTE-AM/WRRK-FM in Manistee, worked on-air and behind the scenes at several stations in Grand Rapids including WOOD-AM, WLAV-FM and WGRD-FM. Sandstedt co-founded MS Creative Services which his wife Karen,…

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Port Huron’s WPHM to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

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Liggett Communication’s News/Talk/Sports 1380 WPHM will be celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. WPHM has teamed up with Lake Huron Medical Center to mark the occasion with special tributes, promotional announcements and historical flashbacks planned throughout the rest of 2022. In March of 1947, the radio station originally known as WTTH was first issued a…

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MAB Interview: Media Analyst Tanya Gordiienko in Ukraine

Tanya Gordiienko

The eyes of the world are on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The images and stories being shared are the direct result of journalists – particularly broadcast journalists – who are putting their lives on the line to document what is happening on the ground. Tanya Gordiienko is a media analyst for Ukraine’s Lede and…

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Chris Tyler Joins Midwest Communications’ WWDK

Chris Tyler

Midwest Communications has announced that Lansing radio vet Chris Tyler has joined the company’s WWDK-FM. MWC Lansing Market Manager Mark Jaycox commented, “We’re excited to have Chris on our team. After spending 20+ years working in Country radio in the Lansing/East Lansing market, his extensive knowledge of the format & passion for serving this community…

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WILX Makes An Impact with Food Drive

WILX reporter Alyssa Plotts

Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) partnered with the Lansing Brewing Company, the Greater Lansing Food Bank and the South Michigan Food Bank to collect non-perishables during the last week of February. The campaign wrapped up on Friday (2/25). For those unable to donate at the dropoff locations, the station opened its phone bank on the final…

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Former WWJ-TV Engineer Peter Sockett To Be Honored by NAB

Peter Sockett

Former Detroit SMPTE Section Manager and WWJ-TV Assistant Chief Engineer Peter Sockett will be honored at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas. Sockett is currently Director of Engineering and Operations for North Carolina-based Capitol Broadcasting Company.  He will be recipient of the organization’s 2022 NAB Engineering Award for TV at the show, held April…

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Hillsdale Radio Group Announces Inaugural Summer BBQ Festival

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In an effort to bring more entertainment to the Hillsdale, Michigan community, WCSR-FM and its parent company, McKibbin Media Group, have announced that the radio station will host its first-ever WCSR Smoke Show event on Saturday, June 25. The WCSR Smoke Show will take place at the Hillsdale County Fairgrounds with hours of the event…

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Two Proposed FCC Fines Suggest Tougher Enforcement – $32,000 for EEO Paperwork Issues and $20,000 for Alleged Contest Rule Violations

David Oxenford

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In the last week, the FCC issued proposed fines to two big radio companies for alleged violations of FCC requirements. One proposed fine was for apparent violations of the FCC’s EEO rules, and the other dealt with the obligations of broadcasters to disclose and follow rules for on-air contests.  In both cases, the proposed…

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