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WHTC’s “Alegria Latina” Founder Lupita Reyes Retiring

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Lupita Reyes created Holland’s first Spanish-language radio show at WHTC-AM/FM’s studios on Central Avenue in Holland more than 57 years ago. On December 31, 2021, she’s retiring. Reyes wanted a Spanish-language show to serve Holland’s growing Latino community and asked the station’s then-manager, Bill Gargano, to make it happen. After some back-and-forth — and Gargano’s…

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MAB Salutes Traffic Directors from Across Michigan

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This past Tuesday (11/2), The Michigan Association of Broadcasters was honored to recognize Traffic Directors from across the state on National Traffic Professionals Day, which was the 101st anniversary of the first commercial broadcast. Their hard work is often unseen but is critical in ensuring viewers and listeners in Michigan get the important news, information…

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Could Australian Decision Giving Broadcasters the Right to Collectively Bargain with Tech Companies Be a Preview of Things to Come in the US?

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By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Last week, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission approved an application for Commercial Radio Australia to collectively bargain with Google and Facebook over the carriage by these tech platforms of news content from Australian radio broadcasters (press release here, application and approval here).  This approval is an outgrowth of the…

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WMUK finalizes purchase of WKDS 89.9 FM

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Western Michigan University has announced that it has finalized purchase of WKDS-FM from Kalamazoo Public Schools.  The station was purchased on behalf of the University’s WMUK-FM, after approval was granted by the governing boards of both bodies. The total purchase is valued at $186,000, including a three-year tower lease agreement. WMUK has been operating WKDS…

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40th Annual WLUC-TV Canathon Underway

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The annual WLUC-TV (Marquette) TV6 Canathon kicked off this past Monday (11/1).  The Canathon is a month long effort to collect donations of canned goods to help feed a hungry neighbor.  This is the 40th year for the event and organizations like the Salvation Army say it’s an important effort at a time of year…

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