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Scholarship Fund Set Up in Honor of Jamie McKibbin

Jamie McKibbin

A message from MAB Board of Directors Honorary Member Bruce Goldsen: November 20, 2020 To our industry friends… Many of you are aware that the radio stations that Sue and I owned for 23 years and sold less than a year ago to our longtime General Manager and dear friend Jamie McKibbin suffered an unspeakable…

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Jeff Luckoff Joins Townsquare as Grand Rapids Market President

Jeff Luckoff

On November 16, Townsquare Media Inc. announced that former iHeartMedia Regional Vice President Jeff Luckoff will take over the role and responsibilities of Market President and Chief Revenue Officer for its Grand Rapids local media cluster. The cluster includes WGRD-FM, WLHT-FM, WFGR-FM, WNWZ-AM/FM and WTRV-FM. Luckoff will report to Townsquare Senior Vice President Todd Lawley.…

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Entercom’s WDZH Flips to Alternative


November 19 brought three format flips in the Detroit/Windsor market.  Following the switch of Windsor-licensed CIMX-FM’s from alternative rock to country, Entercom has flipped WDZH-FM (Detroit) from soft adult contemporary to alternative as ALT 98.7, Detroit’s new alternative. In a press released, the station, previously known as 98.7 The Breeze, will boast a vast music…

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FCC Asks SOCTUS to Restore Local Broadcast Ownership Deregulation


The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday (11/17) weighed in with the Supreme Court in defense of its order deregulating local broadcast ownership and in opposition to a lower court’s invalidation of that order, according to a report in Broadcastiing+Cable.  The FCC contends that the lower court repeatedly prevented the commission from repealing or modifying rules…

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Two Trump Defamation Claims Dismissed Including Claim Against TV Station for Political Attack Ad – What is the Relevance for Broadcasters?

David Oxenford

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In the last few days, two defamation cases filed against media companies by the Trump campaign have been dismissed – one on the merits and one by agreement of the parties.  This includes the suit filed by the campaign against Northland Television, the licensee of a rural Wisconsin television station.  That station…

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Kaleidoscope’s Mike Whorf Passes at 88

Michael Whorf

Michael Whorf, longtime radio host of the Peabody Award-winning WJR program Kaleidoscope, died in Detroit on Tuesday, November 10. He was 88. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Whorf spent his childhood and teen years in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Whorf attended Provincetown High School and upon graduation in 1950, enlisted in the United States Air Force where he…

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All Things Christmas Pandemic Edition 2020

Gary Berkowitz

By: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting The crisp feel of fall is here and that can only mean one thing; the holidays are just around the corner. Many retail locations are already decorated for the season and soon, hundreds of radio stations across the US will switch to all Christmas programming. With that in mind,…

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