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Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your MAB Membership?

Karole White

By: Karole L. White, MAB President/CEO The MAB Sales and Leadership Helpline just launched last month is available to all MAB Member stations and staff. I thought you should see some of the great comments from people after they have spoken with Mark Levy, Revenue Development Resources, the person behind the MAB Sales & Leadership…

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Supreme Court Reinstates 2017 FCC Changes to Broadcast Ownership Rules Including the End to Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-Ownership Ban – But Radio Changes Yet to Come

David Oxenford

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP On April 1, The United States Supreme Court released its decision upholding the FCC’s 2017 changes to its ownership rules in the FCC v Prometheus Radio Project case (see our summary here).  Those rules had been put on hold in 2019 by a decision by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals which…

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WDIV’s Larry Spruill Honored among Michigan Chronicle’s ’40 Under Forty’

WDIV Larry Spruill

On April 1, the Michigan Chronicle honored 40 professionals who inspired others through vision and leadership, exceptional achievements and community service participation.  WDIV-TV (Detroit) reporter Larry Spruill, was one of those recognized during the virtual ceremony. Spruill was nominated because of his extensive coverage during the George Floyd Protests in the summer of 2020 as…

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WKHM’s Scott Clow Wears Dress to Raise Money for Charity

WKHM's Scott Clow

In an effort to promote Covid-19 vaccination on the first day it becomes eligible to anyone 18 and over, while also raising money for a good cause, WKHM-FM’s (Jackson) Scott Clow of the K-105.3 Morning Show took a celebrity up on a special challenge. Comedian Amy Schumer recently donned a formal evening gown when she…

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Radio Free Hillsdale Hour College Show Gets National Salem Network Distribution

The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour, Hillsdale College’s national, weekend radio show, is now being distributed via the Salem Radio Network. The show, which launched in 2019, is one-hour long and divided into four segments. Each episode features multiple guests, including Hillsdale faculty members, speakers who visit one of the College’s campuses, alumni and others. Topics…

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Future Journalists to Join Tim Skubick in Special ‘Off The Record’

Future Journalists to Join Tim Skubick in Special 'Off The Record'

This weekend, on a special edition of WKAR (East Lansing) Public Media’s Off The Record program, three current students in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University talk with senior capitol correspondent and Off the Record anchor Tim Skubick about why they are motivated to enter this profession, how they view the role social…

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FCC Announces Freeze on FM Minor Change Applications Beginning April 28

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The FCC’s Media Bureau has announced that it will not accept FM commercial and noncommercial educational (NCE) minor change applications during the Auction 109 Form 175 application filing window. This window will open on April 28, 2021, and close on May 11, 2021. In Auction 109, scheduled to begin on July 27, 2021, the Media…

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NAB Announces Leadership Transition: Curtis LeGeyt Named President & CEO

Gordon Smith

On April 7, National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Gordon H. Smith announced his plans to transition to an advisory and advocacy role effective Dec. 31, 2021. The organization’s Chief Operating Officer Curtis LeGeyt has been named the next president and CEO of NAB effective Jan. 1, 2022. In a video message to members,…

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WDET Launches ‘The Don Was Motor City Playlist’

the don was motor city playlist

WDET-FM (Detroit) has announced that Blue Note Records President, six-time Grammy Award Winner and music industry powerhouse Don Was is launching a weekly broadcast program Friday, April 16 in his hometown of Detroit. On the new two-hour show, “The Don Was Motor City Playlist,” Was will dig deep into his music archives to curate playlists…

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