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Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Signs Marijuana Bills Into Law

Feb 21, 2020

On February 19, Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist signed House Bills 4126 and 4127 into law.  Both laws pertain to the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA). House Bill 4126 requires the MRA to promulgate a rule requiring marijuana establishments to include a warning on marijuana packaging for women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or…

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Jade Springart Named APD and Midday Host at WRIF

Feb 21, 2020

Beasley Media Group has announced that Jade Springart has promoted to Assistant Program Director and Midday Host at WRIF-FM (Detroit). She will begin her new position immediately. Springart has been with the station for the past 12 years. She most recently served as the Music Director and as a weekend on-air personality at WRIF. In…

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Michigan Radio’s Bryce Huffman Explores Black History in America with Live Dates Around State

Feb 21, 2020

Michigan Radio West Michigan Reporter and Same Same Different podcast host/creator Bryce Huffman is hosting three live events around the state that will explore the importance of black history in America — how it’s being taught and its impact on black identity. At each event Bryce and his panel will be discussing these and other…

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Gray Television to Buy Lansing LPTV

Feb 21, 2020

On February 14, an application was filed with the FCC to transfer the license of WLNM-LD (Lansing) from Tri-State Christian TV, Inc. to Gray Television.  Gray also owns full-power WILX-TV (Lansing), plus WJRT-TV (Flint) and WLUC-TV (Marquette). The deal permits Tri-State to program one digital subchannel on WLNM for five years after Gray takes ownership.…

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WYCD’s Chuck Edwards, Beasley’s George Beasley Named To Country Radio Hall Of Fame!

Feb 21, 2020

At ceremonies on February 19, The Country Radio Hall of Fame has announced its 2020 inductees and there are a couple of names known to Michigan broadcasters.  The honorees include Chuck Edwards, of “Chuck, Rachael and Grunwald In The Morning” on Entercom’s WYCD-FM (Detroit). Chuck has spent the past 20 years at WYCD/Detroit where he…

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WXYZ Launches Day of Giving Telethon with Humane Society

Feb 14, 2020

On February 13 and 14, Scripps’ WXYZ-TV (Detroit) is presenting the Michigan Humane Society’s annual Telethon fundraiser, presented by Purina.  Telethon segments are running both days all day long on the station. The Telethon plays a major role for the organization and funds raised from the event support MHS programs and services, including cruelty investigation,…

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Finalists Announced in 2019 Michigan APME Broadcast Contest

Feb 14, 2020

Finalists have been announced in the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors 2019 radio and TV contest.  The awards in actual order of finish — first or second — will be announced at the annual Michigan APME annual awards banquet April 4 in Lansing. The General Excellence, Rising Star and First Amendment award winners also will…

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Recent Fine Cancellations Serve as Reminders to Double-Check FCC Fines and Fees

Feb 14, 2020

By: Scott R. Flick and Warren Kessler, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP As Otis Redding noted many years ago, “everybody makes a mistake sometimes.” As recent events have demonstrated, broadcasters should keep this in mind the next time they are presented with a regulatory fee, proposed fine or other bill from the FCC. Consider the…

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IPR News launches new series “Our Global Neighborhood”

Feb 14, 2020

Interlochen Public Radio has announced a new eight-week series where the station sits down with residents who moved to northern Michigan from across the globe. Our Global Neighborhood takes news consumers into the lives of their neighbors who decided to reside in our part of the world after experiencing a much different life in another…



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