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WGVU Public Media Schedules Annual Wine and Food Fundraiser

Jan 24, 2020

WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids) will hold its annual “Great Wine and Food Symposium” on Friday, February 28 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Billed as “your all-inclusive winter escape,” the fundraiser is a guide to understanding and appreciating the rich variety and many pleasures of wine. Whether a seasoned aficionado, or just a beginner,…

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WOOD-TV Announces New Anchor Lineup, Added Newscast

Jan 24, 2020

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) and its sister stations have announced a new anchor lineup and an added newscast in February as it expands its commitment to local news. Anchor Susan Shaw recently returned to the 10 p.m. newscast on sister staton WXSP-TV and 11 p.m. newscast on WOOD-TV with Brian Sterling. Susan brings decades of experience…

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WXYZ-TV Donates Thousands of Books to Children

Jan 24, 2020

WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit) celebrated National Reading Day on January 23 by donating 15,000 books to children. The station said more than 9,000 of the books were dispersed to Matrix Human Services Head Start, which is one of the largest providers of free childcare to low-income families in Michigan. The book effort was made possible by donations…

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WADL Launches 10 p.m. Newscast

Jan 24, 2020

Adell Broadcasting’s WADL-TV (Detroit) has announced the premiere of a nightly 10 p.m. newscast.  Veteran Detroit television reporter Kevin Dietz is the host of “News Now with Kevin Dietz,” a Monday-Friday program. Adell CEO Kevin Adell told the Detroit Free Press that the new half-hour show is not competing with newscasts on other stations in…

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Houghton Community Broadcasting Finds Forever Homes for Homeless Pets

Jan 24, 2020

Houghton Community Broadcasting (WCCY-AM, WHKB-FM, WOLV-FM) has again found forever homes for homeless pets as it has wrapped up another edition of “The 12 Dogs of Christmas.” Working with the Copper Country Humane Society, a local non-kill shelter, the three station group in Houghton uses it’s airtime after Christmas Day to highlight dogs that currently…

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WKBD-TV Back in the News Business

Jan 24, 2020

On January 22, CBS Television Station’s WKBD-TV (Detroit) debuted a new nightly 10 p.m. newscast.  Broadcasting and Cable reports that the Detroit newscasts will be produced by the CBS duopoly in Dallas. WKBD has hired multimedia journalists to create news content. “We’re back in the business of news in Detroit on WKBD,” said VP/GM Brian…

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“Come See Us At The Superb Owl” – Don’t Try This At Home! 2020 Update on Super Bowl Advertising and Promotions

Jan 24, 2020

By: Mitchell Stabbe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP via the Broadcast Law Blog For several years, I have posted guidelines about engaging in or accepting advertising or promotions that directly or indirectly reference the Super Bowl without a license from the NFL (see, e.g. our articles here and here). It’s that time of year again, so…

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Governor Whitmer State of State Broadcast Information

Jan 17, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced that she will deliver her second State of the State address on Wednesday, January 29.  As in the past, The MAB will offer feeds for both TV and radio of the address beginning at 7 p.m. TV: The MAB TV feed will be unhosted, allowing your anchors to introduce and…

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PIRATE Act Passes Senate, and Now on to the President for Signature – Provides for Big Fines and Enforcement Sweeps in Big Markets

Jan 17, 2020

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The PIRATE Act, to crack down on pirate radio, passed the Senate last week after having passed in the House of Representatives last year. It now goes to the President for signature. We’ve written about this legislation several times before (see for instance, our articles here and here). In…

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