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Two CMA Nominations for WYCD

Sep 16, 2022

The Country Music Association has announced the 2022 CMA Broadcast Finalists and Audacy’s WYCD-FM (Detroit) earned two nominations.  The station is a finalist along with stations from Houston, Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth and Philadelphia for Major Market Station-of-the-Year.

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Battle Creek Property Owner Warned About Pirate Radio Operation

Sep 16, 2022

In a public release dated September 8, the Federal Communications Commission announced that its Chicago Office’s Enforcement Bureau is investigating a complaint about an unlicensed FM broadcast station operating on frequency 89.1 MHz in Battle Creek.

Whitmer Appoints Acting Executive Director to Cannabis Regulatory Agency

Sep 16, 2022

Governor Gretchen Whitmer on September 15 announced the appointment of Brian Hanna as acting executive director of the Cannabis Regulatory Agency (CRA). Effective September 19, Hanna will join the CRA, bringing extensive experience to fill this vital role within the Whitmer-Gilchrist Administration.

Pitchfest ’22 a Success!

Sep 16, 2022

On September 13, 2022 your MAB held the first PitchFest ’22 for member stations and advertising agencies to network in a speed networking virtual environment. Over 25 members signed up for the event representing 80 stations across the state. The event was co-hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Lansing. Each station could upload video links, coverage maps, calendars and a bio for
their station(s).

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Senator Rand Paul Introduces Bill to Repeal Broadcast Ownership Limits and Allow Joint Negotiations with Big Tech Companies

Sep 16, 2022

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has introduced a bill to repeal all broadcast ownership limitations including the radio and television local ownership rules. As we have noted before, the FCC is currently considering changes to the radio ownership rules.

(Register Today) Free Poynter Webinar: Covering Political Extremism in the Public Square

Sep 16, 2022

Poynter and PolitiFact are hosting a daylong, free online seminar called “Covering Political Extremism in the Public Square.” The training is from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, September 20.  Registration is open through September 16. 

NAB Announces Media Sales Academy

Sep 16, 2022

Back to News The NAB Foundation has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Media Sales Academy, a free six-month fellowship program that will provide participants with the tools and resources necessary to kickstart their career at any radio or television station. “There is more to local and national news than meets the…

Specs Howard Dies at 96

Sep 9, 2022

Back to News Specs Howard, the founder of Specs Howard School of Media Arts in Southfield passed away September 3 at age 96. “I am heartbroken to let you know that in the early hours this morning, Saturday, September 3, 2022, my father Specs Howard completed his journey here on Earth,” said Alisa Zee, Specs…

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Three Hillsdale College Students Finalists in College Broadcasters Awards

Sep 9, 2022

Back to News On August 26, three Hillsdale College students who work at the school’s radio station (WRFH-LP aka Radio Free Hillsdale) placed as radio finalists for the national College Broadcasters Inc. Awards.  In a post appearing on the hillsdalecollegian.com, WRFH General Manager Scot Bertram was quoted, “For CBI, this matches the highest number of…

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