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David Oxenford

May Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – EEO Audit Responses, Comment Deadlines on Emergency Broadcasting Matters, Effective Date for Zonecasting with FM Boosters, LUC Windows, and More

May 3, 2024

While May is one of those months that does not have any routine, scheduled FCC filing deadlines, there are still a number of regulatory dates and deadlines for broadcasters that are worthy of note. 

FCC Approves WADL Sale with Conditions

Apr 26, 2024

After a nearly 11 month wait, the FCC this week approved the sale of Adell Broadcasting’s WADL-TV (Detroit) to Mission Broadcasting, Inc.  The $75 million deal has been held up with petitions to deny from various groups as well as the FCC’s own concern about Mission’s relationship with Nexstar Media Group Inc. The approval comes with several conditions, including that Texas-based Mission financially separate itself from Nexstar.

WUPN-FM and WSBX-FM Combine Signals at “The Bridge”

Apr 26, 2024

On April 15, TSE Broadcasting’s WUPN-FM (Paradise) and Whiskey Sours Broadcasting and Productions’ WSBX-FM (Mackinaw City) began simulcasting a classic hits format as “94.5/95.1 The Bridge.”

Shawn Turner

WKAR’s Shawn Turner Appointed to Michigan Veterans’ Facility Authority Board

Apr 26, 2024

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) General Manager Shawn Turner has been appointed to the Michigan Veterans’ Facility Authority Board of Directors, the ten-member board that governs Michigan Veteran Homes. He was selected by the majority leader of the senate and appointed by Gov. Whitmer, with the advice and consent of the senate.

David Oxenford

11 States Now Have Laws Limiting Artificial Intelligence, Deep Fakes, and Synthetic Media in Political Advertising – Looking at the Issues

Apr 26, 2024

Artificial Intelligence was the talk of the NAB Convention last week. Seemingly, not a session took place without some discussion of the impact of AI.

Detroit Public Television Unveils New Name and Announces Move

Apr 19, 2024

Detroit Public Television has announced that it has changed its name to Detroit PBS “to reflect our commitment and connection to the ‘Most Important City in America.’”  The announcement was made in a release dated April 18.  In addition to the name change, the organization announced that it will “return to its roots by moving its headquarters back to Detroit.

Michigan Journalism Hall Of Fame Inductees Include WXYZ-TV’s Carolyn Clifford and WWJ-AM’s Jeff Gilbert

Apr 19, 2024

This past Sunday (4/14), ceremonies were held at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing to induct six media professionals into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.  Among those honored are two broadcasters:  WXYZ-TV anchor Carolyn Clifford and WWJ-AM automotive reporter Jeff Gilbert.

WBTI Adds Jenny Rose for Mornings

Apr 19, 2024

Back to News Radio First/Liggett Communication’s WBTI-FM (Lexington/Port Huron) has announced that Jenny Rose has joined the station for mornings.  Rose, a Detroit native, is a 1996 graduate of Specs-Howard and has worked in markets including Detroit, Windsor, Ann Arbor, Austin, Toledo, Howell, Flint and Jackson. Rose told the MAB, “I am extremely excited to…

Over 100 Visitors Tour WKAR for Take Your Child to Work Day

Apr 19, 2024

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) offered tours for Bring Your Child to Work Day on April 11, giving faculty and staff from different departments on Michigan State University’s campus an in-depth look at the station. Over 100 guests visited the WKAR-TV and radio studios located in MSU’s Communication Arts and Sciences Building.

Jacobs Media to Present the Techsurvey 2024 Results

Apr 19, 2024

Jacobs Media’s annual Techsurvey is the radio broadcasting industry’s largest survey, with this year’s study seeing participation from 500 radio stations, yielding more than 31,000 surveys from core radio listeners.



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