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WDET Reaches Out to Listeners with Zoom Town Hall

Mary Zatina

While not the only public broadcaster faced with budget concerns over the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, WDET-FM (Detroit) General Manager Mary Zatina hosted a virtual town hall on Zoom to explain WDET’s situation with its listeners. Like so many businesses and non-profit organizations, WDET has lost a substantial portion of the funding that helps…

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Blarney Stone Broadcasting Q100 Set to Become One Giant Super Q


Q100  WQON-FM (Grayling)  is raising its voice, dramatically expanding its reach throughout central and northern Michigan. Branded by Blarney Stone Broadcasting as “The Only Place for Rock & Roll,” Q100’s new signals will deliver deep cuts spanning 60 years of Rock & Roll and will be heard across Northern Michigan from Clare up to Sault…

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Lansing Community College Defunds Radio Station

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Press reports surfaced this past week that Lansing Community College, as the result of the financial stress with the COVID-19 pandemic, has discontinued funding for the college’s radio station, WLNZ-FM.  The station will cease operations at the end of the month. WLNZ has been operating with just automation since the school’s campus was closed in…

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Michelle Duke Named NAB Chief Diversity Officer

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National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) President and CEO Gordon Smith announced Thursday (618) that Michelle Duke will assume the role of Chief Diversity Officer, effective July 1. In the newly created position, Duke will spearhead NAB’s internal efforts to further equity and inclusion at all levels of the organization and elevate NAB’s external role as…

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FCC rules vacant space not for NextGen TV

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Broadcasters will not be allowed to use vacant channel space for NextGen TV deployment, the Federal Communications Commission has ruled and he National Association of Broadcasters has thanked the FCC for clarifying regulations, saying its members are eager to launch the improved services NextGen technology will facilitate. According to a report in Broadcasting+Cable, the FCC…

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No Wholesale Pricing Disclosures to be Required in Drug Advertising – Appeals Court Upholds Lower Court Rejection of HHS Requirement

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By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP It appears that there will be no requirement imposed on television and cable ads to include disclosures revealing the wholesale prices of prescription drugs in any advertising for those drugs. We wrote about the decision from the US Department of Health and Human Service to impose such a requirement…

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