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Jason Addams Appointed OM of MacDonald Broadcasting Saginaw

Jason Addams

Jason Addams joins MacDonald Broadcasting (Saginaw) as Operations Manager and Program Director of its four-station cluster.  Addams will oversee Country WKCQ-FM, Adult Hits WMJO-FM and AC WSAM-AM/WSAG-FM.  He’ll also handle afternoons at WKCQ. Addams returns to MacDonald, after serving as OM for the Lansing, MI cluster from 2003-2005 and PD for Top 40 WHZZ from…

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IPR Welcomes MSU’s Cassidy Hough as Environmental News Intern

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Interlochen Public Radio has announced a new environmental news intern, Cassidy Hough. Houghy is a junior at Michigan State University, double majoring in environment, science and health reporting journalism and environmental studies and sustainability. A recipient of the Michael and Sandra Clark scholarship in environmental journalism, she also received the Meeman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate…

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COVID-19 Relief Paycheck Protection Bill Passes Senate for Presidential Signature

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The Senate passed on Wednesday (6/3) the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which tweaks the CARES Act’s program that provided forgivable loans to small businesses if they spent them on keeping workers employed, according to a report in Broadcasting+Cable. The bill, which previously passed in the House, is now expected to be signed into law…

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WGVU to Acquire Grand Rapids FM Translator


Grand Valley State University’s WGVU-FM has struck a deal with Goodrich Radio, LLC to acquire FM translator W237CZ (Grand Rapids).  The application for license transfer was filed with the FCC on June 3. The translator presently rebroadcasts Goodrich’s WPRR-AM in the market.  With the sale, the primary station will switch to WGVU-FM.  In an amendment…

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NAB Condemns Violence Against Journalists, Provides Resources for Stations

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National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Gordon H. Smith on Monday (6/1) publicly condemned recent reports of violence against journalist and offered resources for stations to defend their First Amendment rights and to help keep news teams safe. Click here to visit the NAB’s “Defending Journalists” resource page. “I am gravely concerned about recent…

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The President’s Executive Order on Online Media – What Does Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Provide?

David Oxenford

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP When the President issues an Executive Order asking for examination of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which permitted the growth of so many Internet companies, broadcasters and other media companies ask what effect the action may have on their operations. On an initial reading, the impact of…

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WWMT Celebrates 70 Years on the Air in Kalamazoo

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Sinclair Broadcast Group’s WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo) is celebrating 70 years on the air.  On June 1, 1950, the station signed on as WKZO-TV, West Michigan’s CBS affiliate, running out of the Old Burdick Hotel, now the Radisson Plaza Hotel.  WKZO-TV was West Michigan’s 2nd television station after WLAV (WOOD), which signed on 8/15/49, and the 2nd…

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