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NAB’s Gordon Smith Discusses Capitol Hill Efforts on RBR+TVBR Podcast

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NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith gave a 13-minute update on Tuesday’s (5/26) RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast about the organization’s efforts to gain federal relief for local radio and television broadcasters as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold across the country. “We have been very active on Capitol Hill” Smith said, adding that the NAB’s issues have…

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WWTV/WWUP, WTCM Raise $6,610 for 4 Local Charities

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Back in February, Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) and Midwestern Broadcasting’s WTCM (Traverse City) partnered to put on the first-ever Traverse City Golf Expo.  This both celebrated one of Northern Michigan’s favorite summer sports and raised money for local charities. The totals were just announced and four different non-profits will each receive $1,652.50 thanks to the…

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NAB Speaks Against Performance Fees For Radio Airplay

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Performance fees for radio stations would significantly harm the industry in the middle of pandemic-related declines in revenue as well as pressure from streaming competition, Curtis LeGeyt, chief operating officer for the National Association of Broadcasters, told U.S. Senators on Wednesday (5/27). New ripples have surfaced in radio’s ongoing performance royalty battle as Congressional efforts…

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Sherri Powers Promoted to Chief Engineer at Beasley Media Group Detroit

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Beasley Media Group has announced that Sherri Powers has been promoted to the position of Chief Engineer at Beasley Media Group’s Detroit-based radio properties, including WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM, WDMK-FM and 105.The Bounce. Powers, who celebrated her 22nd Anniversary in April at the stations, most recently served as Assistant Chief Engineer of the radio cluster. The veteran…

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WSGW Honored as 2020 Service to America Awards Finalist

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The NAB Leadership Foundation announced Thursday (5/28) that Alpha Media’s WSGW-AM/FM (Saginaw) Sharing Hope Radiation is among the finalists for its 2020 Service to America Awards. The awards recognize outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be announced during the organization’s Celebration of Service to America Awards program, which will be held this year…

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WXYT Names Jeff Riger as Evening Co-Host

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Entercom’s WXYT-FM (Detroit) has named 18-year station veteran Jeff Riger as the station’s new evening co-host, joining Bob Wojnowski from 6 – 8 p.m. Riger, who attended Wayne State University, is also a graduate of Specs Howard School of Media Arts. He started at the station as an entry-level board-operator position, but soon developed his…

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DPTV, Detroit Regional Chamber offer #MPCMoments highlights

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With the 2020 Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference postponed because of the COVID-19 crisis, Detroit Public Television is presenting some of the most memorable #MPCMoments, highlights of past conferences combined with live panels on the best ways to move Michigan forward, moderated by One Detroit’s Nolan Finley, Stephen Henderson and Christy McDonald. On May…

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GOP Appeals to Supreme Court In Lawsuit Against Governor

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State House and Senate Republicans filed a request late on May 22 for an emergency bypass of the Court of Appeals to have the Michigan Supreme Court hear oral arguments in its lawsuit challenging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s use of emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Tuesday (5/26) report in Gongwer. Last week,…

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Kelley-Cawthorn Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update

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MAB’s lobbyist firm Kelly-Cawthorn is providing this update for MAB members: We hope you and your families are managing well and doing your best to stay safe and healthy during this uncertain time.  The total number of cases in the state has risen to 56,014, including 5,372 deaths.  This includes 3,604 cases and 65 deaths…

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