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FCC Issues First EEO Audit Notice for 2024: 13 Michigan Stations Targeted

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MAB FCC Washington Counsel David Oxenford reports that the FCC last week released its first EEO audit notice for 2024.  The FCC’s Public Notice, audit letter, and the list of stations selected for audit is available here.  The stations selected appear at the end of the release and your MAB notes 13 Michigan call letters associated with this audit.

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Detroit Icon Ken Calvert Passes at 72

Ken Calvert, who was on Detroit radio for over 40 years, died on Wednesday. He was 72. He worked for several Detroit rock stations, such as WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM, WWWW-FM, WLLZ-FM and others. He was also a Detroit Pistons PA announcer for 16 years.

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Don Swindell: 1953-2023

On December 11, Detroit radio veteran Don Swindell passed away at age 70. Throughout his career, Swindell served as Creative Services Director/Executive Morning Show Producer at WDFN-AM (1994-2002); APD/Creative Director at WXYT-AM/FM (2002-2007), and Imaging Director for CBS Radio Detroit (2008-2015).

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The 2024 Broadcasters’ Calendar – Regulatory Dates for the Coming Year, with Special Attention to Lowest Unit Charge Political Windows

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2024 is almost upon us.  At this time of year, everyone seems to be making a list of the best (or worst) events of 2023, or predictions for what the new year will bring. After the first of the year, we will dust off our crystal ball and look at some of the legal and policy issues that may be addressed in the new year. Today we will look at the dates that are already set for 2024. 

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WLNS-TV Holds 16th Annual Day of Giving

On December 8, Nexstar’s WLNS-TV (Lansing) held its 16th Annual Day of Giving, again this year benefiting the Greater Lansing Food Bank and the South Michigan Food Bank to help feed those in need during the holiday season. 

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