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WSYM to Build Local News Staff in 2021

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The E.W. Scripps Company has announced that it will expand its commitment to Michigan audiences early next year by producing its own local newscasts at WSYM-TV, its FOX affiliate in Lansing. The introduction of local news operations at WSYM builds on Scripps’ footprint across Michigan: its three markets reach approximately 81% of the state’s TV…

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Entercom Announces New Morning Co-Hosts for WYCD, WYXT

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Entercom has announced that Josh Holleman has been added as morning co-host for WYCD-FM (Detroit). He’ll join co-hosts Rachael Hunter and Steve Grunwald as part of “Josh, Rachael and Grunwald in the Morning,” weekdays from 5-10am ET, effective immediately. Holleman’s previously serving as an air personality for sister station WDZH-FM from 2015 to 2016. He…

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Leon Hendrix to Leave WOOD After 13 years

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WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) anchor Leon Hendrix has announced plans to leave the station after more than 13 years.  Hendrix started in the News 8 newsroom in June of 2007 as a weekend overnight associate producer. He rose through the ranks to his current role as weekend evening anchor. In a memo to staff, WOOD-TV News Director…

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WWTV/WWUP Holds Virtual JOBfest

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On September 30, Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) held a virtual JOBfest on the 9&10 News Facebook page.  The JOBfest was a streaming presentation by prominent employers from across Northwestern Michigan! Viewers were invited to login to Facebook to explore new opportunities.  Participating employers include: My Green Fills/Member Boxes; Blarney Castle Oil and Propane; Northern Michigan…

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WKDS License Transfer Filed

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A formal application for license transfer of Kalamazoo Public School’s WKDS-FM to Western Michigan University was filed October 5 at the FCC.  This follows a meeting held April 30 when the Kalamazoo Public Schools board voted to sell the district’s radio station to Western Michigan University, who presently operate WMUK-FM. WMUK began operating the station…

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FCC Announces Plans to Authorize All-Digital AM Radio at October 27 Open Meeting

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By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The FCC this week released its agenda for its October 27 open meeting.  At that meeting the FCC will consider a number of issues of relevance to broadcasters, including enhanced white space use in the TV band and an expansion of the requirement for audio description of video programming. …

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Supreme Court Agrees to Hear FCC Appeal to Deregulate Broadcast Ownership

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal by broadcasters and the FCC of an appeals court’s rejection of the regulatory commission’s most recent attempt to deregulate broadcast ownership, according to a recent report in Broadcasting+Cable. In April, broadcasters and newspaper publishers petitioned the nation’s high court to review the Third Circuit Court of…

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