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McKibbin Media Debuts ‘99.5 The Dale’ in Hillsdale

Mar 13, 2020

Following the closing of its purchase of WCSR-AM/FM, McKibbin Media has flipped WCSR-AM and its companion FM translator to a country format under the handle “99.5 The Dale.” The station is Hillsdale County’s only country format radio station, broadcasting on both 1340 AM and 99.5 FM. WCSR-FM 92.1 continues with its adult contemporary format featuring…

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mediaBrew Launches New 106.1 ‘The Sound’

Mar 13, 2020

On March 2, mediaBrew Communications launched a new station in Marquette, the “all new 106.1 The Sound.”  The station is a soft adult contemporary format, branded as a place to “rediscover your favorite songs you haven’t heard in decades.” Core artists to be heard on the station include The Beatles, Chicago, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac,…

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MacDonald Garber Broadcasting Purchases WSRT-FM

Mar 13, 2020

MacDonald Garber Broadcasting is purchasing silent WSRT-FM (Gaylord) and translator W252DA (Petoskey) from Northern Radio.  An application was filed with the FCC on February 28. WSRT is one of six stations Northern has been selling off.  So far, the company has sold WKLT-FM (Kalkaska), WKLZ-FM (Petoskey) and WCFX-FM (Leland).  With the sale of WSRT, Northern…

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Is Gen-Co short for Genesee County, or Generous Community?

Mar 13, 2020

By: Jeremy Fenech, Program Director 103.9 The Fox WRSR-FM (Flint) ‘Who wants seconds?’ ‘Are you gonna finish that?’ Simple questions at dinner time that we all take for granted. You may be heading back for a second helping of dinner… while so many people in our own community are desperately seeking their first helping… for…

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NAB Announces 2020 Engineering Achievement Award Recipients

Mar 13, 2020

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the recipients of its Engineering Achievement Awards. Established in 1959, the Engineering Achievement Awards are given to individuals who are nominated by their peers for significant contributions to advancing broadcast engineering. The 2020 NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award Jeff Welton is regional sales manager, Central US, for Nautel…

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Michigan Reps Dingell, Mitchell Remind People to ‘Bump, Not Shake’

Mar 13, 2020

On March 2, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI) reminded the public to take commonsense steps to prevent the spread of the common cold, flu, and the coronavirus. Dingell and Mitchell remind people to replace handshakes or hugs with a bump of the elbow, wash their hands frequently with soap for 20…

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The FDA Issues New Guidance on CBD – Still Leaving Many Questions for Broadcasters and Advertisers

Mar 13, 2020

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The FDA last week issued an update on its review of issues related to the sale and marketing of CBD products. The guidance reiterates the kinds of warnings that we have given before (see, for instance, our articles here and here) about not advertising specific health benefits of CBD…

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Coronavirus: 4 Things Every Music Station Can and Should Do

Mar 13, 2020

By: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting The coronavirus outbreak is concerning on many levels, but one thing is for sure: It can and most likely will affect everybody in one way or another. Many music stations across the US are wondering: What do we do with coronavirus? The answer is simple. Keep your listeners informed…

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Beasley Detroit Raises $66,000 for St. Jude

Mar 10, 2020

Beasley Media Group’s WDMK-FM raised more than $66,000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the “National Urban Radio Cares Radiothon” on March 5. During the event, on-air personality Randi Myles shared stories about children and families assisted by St. Jude.



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