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Things To Consider Before Accepting Cannabis Advertising

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By: Scott R. Flick, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Editor’s note: Washington broadcast attorney Scott Flick has given us permission to reprint a recent post he shared with members of the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Association (NASBA). Here are Scott’s points: Marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, and since broadcast stations rely on federal…

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Earlene McMichael to Leave WMUK

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Western Michigan University’s WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) announced that veteran journalist and local Morning Edition host Earlene McMichael is leaving the station after a 9-year run.  McMichael will be joining Kalamazoo Valley Community College as its Marketing Project Manager, effective November 1, where she will apply her journalistic skills to publications, social media and much more. Over…

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Allen Media Group Completes Acquisition Of WJRT-TV

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On September 24, Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, LLC (AMG) division Allen Media Broadcasting announced that it has completed its $70 million cash acquisition of broadcast television station WJRT-TV, the ABC affiliate for the Flint-Saginaw market. With the closing of this cash purchase from Gray Television, Allen Media Broadcasting now owns and operates 32 broadcast…

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NAB: Help Your Community Navigate COVID-19

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With the COVID-19 Delta variant continuing to wreak havoc on our country, the NAB is once again asking broadcasters to do all they can to encourage listeners and viewers to protect themselves. Research from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) shows that a significant portion of adults who were initially hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine have…

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New Radio Station at GVSU Helping Students Gain Experience

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Future broadcasters are taking advantage of the arrival of a new radio station on the Grand Valley State University campus.  WLXS 900 AM is giving students a real-life breakdown of the industry. “We created the station because we wanted the students to get an experience that was much more in line with what they’re going…

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Kevin Dietz Named Permanent Midday Host at WJR-AM

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Former WDIV-TV (Detroit) reporter Kevin Dietz, who has been hosting the 9 a.m. to noon slot on WJR-AM (Detroit) since June 1, has been named permanent host for the time slot.  He replaces longtime WJR personality Frank Beckmann, who retired in March.  Dietz made the announcement this past Tuesday on his Facebook page. Dietz began…

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Star Country 106.7 Signs On in Northern Michigan

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Following its acquisition by MacDonald Garber Broadcasting, WSRT-FM (Gaylord) has returned to the air as “Star Country 106.7.”  The new format launched September 17 following a week of stunting including Christmas music and Classic Rock songs.  According to press reports, the 100kw FM is focusing on country hits of the 80s through early 2000s.  Core…

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