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A Look at Developments in SoundExchange Webcasting Royalties (Including for Broadcast Simulcasts) From the End of 2021

David Oxenford

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP As 2021 wound down, there were significant developments on SoundExchange royalties for webcasters – including broadcasters who simulcast their on-air programming through IP channels (such as on their websites and on mobile apps).  While we covered many of these matters in our weekly Sunday updates on regulatory matters of importance to broadcasters,…

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WZZM’s Brent Ashcroft Leaves TV For New Career

Brett Ashcroft

After 31 years in television, all of it in West Michigan, WZZM-TV’s (Grand Rapids) Brent Ashcroft has retired from the business to pursue a second career as a buyer and seller of coin collections.  The station made the announcement on December 23. “It’s been quite the 31 years in the West Michigan TV business,” said…

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Former WILX-TV Chief Engineer Mike Winsky Passes

Mike Winsky receiving the Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award from MAB President/CEO Karole White in 2012.

The MAB was saddened to hear over the holiday break that longtime Lansing broadcast engineer Mike Winsky passed away on December 26 at age 66.  Winsky was known for years as Chief Engineer of WILX-TV (Lansing); and prior to that served in the same capacity at WLAJ-TV (Lansing), a station he helped build with the…

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