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SBA’s PPP Loans Extended to May 31

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On March 30, President Biden signed into law the two-month extension to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. As a refresher, the legislation extends PPP through May 31 and allows 501(c)(6) organizations and others more time to pursue a second PPP loan. Further, if eligible organizations apply by May 31, the Small Business…

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David Corey Joins Cumulus Detroit as Director of FM Programming

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Cumulus Media has announced that it has appointed David Corey as Director of FM Programming for its Detroit cluster, overseeing radio stations 96.3 WDVD-FM (Hot AC) and New Country 93.1 WDRQ-FM (Country). Corey most recently served Beasley Media Group as Country Brand Manager and was Program Director for WKLB-FM in Boston from 2017 to 2020.…

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Entercom Becomes Audacy

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Entercom Communications Corp. announced March 30 that it is transitioning its brand name to Audacy, effective immediately.  Entercom operates 230 stations nationwide, including six in the Detroit market. In a press release, the company writes: Over the past three years, the company has purposefully evolved into a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment organization with…

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WCFX to Present Drive-Through Easter Event

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On Saturday, April 3, Grenax Broadcasting’s WCFX-FM (Clare/Mt. Pleasant) will host the Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation Great Egg Rec N’ Ramble, a drive-thru Easter event for community members to enjoy. The event is presented by Graff Mt. Pleasant and takes place from 1-4 p.m. Community members can drive to different locations to get goodie bags…

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Bipartisan Congressional Voices Back Media Diversity Efforts

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There is fresh bipartisan backing in Congress for advancing media diversity, according to a recent InsideRadio report. Resolutions have been introduced in the House and Senate that call diversity a “core tenet” of the public interest standard in the government’s media policy. The House resolution (H.Res.277) also pledges to work with media companies to develop…

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FCC Adopts R&O To Start Round 2, COVID-19 Telehealth Program

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On Wednesday (3/30) the FCC voted to formally adopt a Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration to establish Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program, a $249.95 million federal initiative that builds on the $200 million program established as part of the CARES Act. The FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program supports the efforts of health…

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WEMU Hosts Pop Up Fundraisers

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By: Molly Motherwell General Manager, WEMU Broadcast media had to pivot quickly when the pandemic hit and everything shut down. In addition to trying to adjust to work from home, soothing an anxious staff and audience, and trying to handle the avalanche of news and information that came our way, WEMU and other public broadcasters…

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WSGW Fills Former Limbaugh Timeslot with ‘Markley, Van Camp & Robbins’

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Alpha Media’s WSGW-FM (Saginaw) “FM Talk 100.5” has tapped “Markley, Van Camp & Robbins” to fill its 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. slot most recently occupied by the Premiere Networks-syndicated “Rush Limbaugh Show,” according to reports in InsideRadio. The trio is based at the company’s news/talk KXL-FM in Portland, Ore. “WSGW wanted a show that would…

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