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FEMA Issues Alert on Vulnerability in EAS Encoder/Decoder Devices

Aug 5, 2022

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a public notice which states that it recently became aware of certain vulnerabilities in EAS encoder/decoder devices which, if not updated to most recent software versions, could allow an intruder to issue EAS alerts over the host infrastructure (TV, radio, cable network). FEMA wrote, “This exploit was successfully…

Cumulus Appoints Derek Faulter as Grand Rapids VP/Market Manager

Aug 5, 2022

Cumulus Media has announced that it has appointed Derek Falter as Vice President/Market Manager of Cumulus Grand Rapids and Cumulus Muskegon. Cumulus Media owns and operates eight radio stations in West Michigan, including four stations in Muskegon: WLCS-FM, WLAW-FM, WWSN-FM and WVIB-FM as well as four stations in Grand Rapids: WHTS-FM, WTNR-FM, WJRW-AM and WLAV-FM.…

Elliot Grandia Takes on Increased Role in FOX 17 Morning News

Aug 5, 2022

Elliot Grandia, who started at WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) in January, is taking on an increased role. Beginning on August 8, West Michigan viewers can see Elliot with his co-anchor Tessa DiTirro on weekdays from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. FOX 17 Morning News. Previously he anchored from 4:30 – 6:00 a.m. “Elliot brings a refreshing energy…

Haley Fiaschetti Joins WWTV/WWUP-TV Weather Team

Aug 5, 2022

Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) announced that Haley Fiaschetti joined the station’s Doppler 9&10 Weather Team last month.  A Massachusetts native, Fiaschetti is a graduate of Northern Vermont (formerly Lyndon) University, where she graduated with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science and A.S in Electronic Journalism. During her time in Lyndon, she was a part of the…

MAB To Offer Streaming Workshop for Radio Stations Wishing To Add Video to Sports Broadcasts

Aug 5, 2022

The MAB worked with the MHSAA to amend their video streaming rules to allow broadcasters to carry local high school games, live. Broadcasters can now distribute live video of regular-season games from schools that are National Federation of High School (NFHS) members. That’s about 75% of schools in the state. Being able to cover these…

David Oxenford

Why Federal and State Issue Ads Have Different Broadcast Public File Requirements

Aug 5, 2022

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Recently, I’ve received many calls from broadcasters about the FCC public file obligations for issue ads (those ads not bought by legally qualified candidates or their authorized committees) – particularly concerning the different treatment between issue ads dealing with federal candidates or federal matters, and those dealing with state and…

WYCD/Detroit Ups Josh Holleman to Assistant Brand Manager

Jul 29, 2022

Audacy has elevated Josh Holleman to Assistant Brand Manager of WYCD-FM (Detroit). Holleman will continue in his role as morning show co-host for the station. “We couldn’t be happier to add Assistant Brand Manager stripes to Josh Holleman here at WYCD,” said Tim Roberts, Country Format Vice President, Audacy. “Josh has demonstrated his leadership on…

WRSR/Flint Midday Personality Derek Sorenson Passes

Jul 29, 2022

The MAB is sad to share the news that Derek Sorenson, midday host at Krol Communication’s WRSR-FM (Flint) has died.   In a post on the station’s website, Program Director Jeremy Fenech wrotes, “We are heartbroken to report that our beloved Derek Sorenson passed away unexpectedly on July 16, 2022. He loved hosting events and making…

WKAR’s Megan Schellong Accepted to National New Voices Program

Jul 29, 2022

Megan Schellong, WKAR-AM/FM (East Lansing) Morning Edition local host and producer, has been selected by AIR (Association of Independents in Radio) to join their 2022 class of New Voices. Since 2009, the New Voices program has been working to pair industry leaders with underrepresented and early-career media makers to connect, reflect and engage on their…



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