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DHS Site Access Letter Addendum Available


In March and again in June, the MAB distributed letters to stations from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber-Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).  The letters are a precaution with the current COVID-19 emergency and grants broadcasters access to studio and transmitter facilities in the event of a shelter-in-place order or road closures. It was…

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NAB Partners with Journalism Institute to Promote COVID-19 Inoculation

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The National Association of Broadcasters has  joined forces with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism institute on a project to identify effective COVID-19 vaccine education messaging so local broadcasters can help encourage listeners and viewers to get inoculated, according to a recent report in Broadcasting+Cable. The research project aims to develop a toolkit for local TV…

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PPP Loan-Funded Expenses Nondeductible If Borrower Has “Reasonable Expectation” Loan Will Be Forgiven

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By: C. Brian Wainwright, James T. Chudy, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides for loans to individuals and businesses with the unique feature that the loans could be forgiven, under certain circumstances, to the extent that advanced funds were…

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In the Conversion to NextGen TV, Who is Responsible for the Content of the Simulcast Streams?

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By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In one of those weird little quandaries in the broadcast legal world, the FCC just asked for comments on a petition for declaratory ruling filed by the NAB seeking a clarification as to who is responsible for the content of simulcast streams provided to comply with the ATSC 3.0 conversion rules.  Under those rules, for a station…

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WDET Launches Season 3 of ‘Created Equal’ Podcast

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WDET-FM (Detroit) has announced the debut of Season 3 of its podcast series Created Equal. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson in one-on-one interviews that were recorded throughout 2020, “Created Equal” pulls apart the strings of inequality that run through the American experience. Each episode explores the question — How did we arrive at…

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Entercom’s WOMC Raises $326K for Children’s Miracle Network

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On November 19, WOMC-FM (Detroit) hosted its third annual Radiothon to benefit Beaumont Children’s Hospital/Children’s Miracle Network.  This year the effort raised nearly $326000!  Anchoring the 12-hour broadcast were station personalities JoAnne Purtan, Jim Johnson, Beau Daniels and Aricka McCauly. Stories of local patients and families treated at Beaumont Children’s were featured throughout the day.…

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Townsquare’s WFGR Hires Casey Daniels for Morning Show

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Townsquare Media Inc. Grand Rapids, has announced the arrival of new morning show co-host Casey Daniels to Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR-FM. She debuted this past Tuesday.  Daniels joins the station’s successful current morning host JoJo Girard, to form the Casey & JoJo Show. Townsquare Director of Product Development Doug Montgomery says, “We’re excited for Casey to…

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WBET Raises More Than $101K for Local United Way

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Super Hits 99.3 WBET-FM (Sturgis) recently held their 11th Annual St. Joseph County United Way RadioThon, raising a much needed $101,931.18 for area United Way agencies! The on-air event, usually held on the Thursday just before Memorial Day weekend, was pushed back to the Fall of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 RadioThon…

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Kirk Montgomery Joins WGHN

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The WGHN (Grand Haven) family of radio stations is proud to announce that Kirk Montgomery has joined the company.  Kirk is providing listeners with up-to-date news, partnering with Mary Ellen Murphy on WGHN-FM’s Good Morning Grand Haven show. “This is a great addition to our fine staff. Teaming Kirk Montgomery with Mary Ellen Murphy will…

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WCSX Presents 6th Annual People Helping People Campaign

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Beasley Media Group has announced that its WCSX-FM (Detroit) is presenting The 6th Annual People Helping People campaign in an effort to assist families in Metro Detroit who are facing challenges during the holidays. The campaign began on November 23 and continues through December 11.  Listeners are encouraged to nominate families in need on the…

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