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Former WXYZ VP/GM Jeanne Findlater Pens Op-Ed in Detroit Free Press

Ross Biederman with Jeanne Findlater at the MAB Summer Advocacy Conference in 2015.

Former WXYZ-TV Vice-President and General Manager (1979-1987) Jeanne Findlater recently penned an op-ed piece for the Detroit Free Press celebrating the elevation of women to key roles in media and other corporate environments.  Headlined “One responsibility of women leaders in the 1980s – don’t spoil it for other women.”  In her post, Findlater writes about…

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Reece Cole Joins WXMI-TV Weather Team

Reece Cole

WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that Meteorologist Reece Cole has joined the station as the newest member of the Fox 17 Weather Team.  Reece made his on-air debut during Sunday’s (1/16) 10 p.m. newscast.  He will appear on-air weekend evenings and some newscasts during the week. Cole joins the station from KSWO-TV in Lawton, OK, where…

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GMR Settlement: FAQ for Broadcasters

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The Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC) and Global Music Rights (GMR) have released a FAQ document to assist broadcasters with the recently announced GMR conditional settlement offer.  Broadcasters are reminded that to participate, your submission to GMR is required by January 31, 2022. 1. How were rates determined, and why wasn’t a revenue-based model used?…

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MacDonald Broadcasting Brings Seth Justice to Nights at WKCQ

Seth Justice

MacDonald Broadcasting’s WKCQ-FM (Saginaw) has announced the hire of Seth Justice for the station’s evening shift. Justice arrives from WRKZ-FM/The Blitz (Columbus, OH). “Seth is a bright, talented up-and-comer,” said WKCQ OM Jason Adams. “In a time when it’s very challenging to find and develop the next generation of radio stars, we feel lucky to…

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WDRQ Moves Kennedy to Afternoon Drive

Kevin Kennedy

Cumulus Media’s WDRQ-FM (Detroit) has moved midday personality Kevin Kennedy to afternoons.  He replaces Bill “Broadway” Bertschinger, who left the station last week.  Kennedy arrived at WDRQ in December of last year after having worked with Cumulus Detroit Director of FM Programming David Corey in Boston, doing afternoons at Country WKLB-FM for four years until…

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Former Michigan Radio Broadcaster Keith Curry Passes

Keith Curry

AllAccess reports that veteran programmer and personality Keith R. Edwards (Curry) has died.  As of press time, no details on the cause of his death have been made public. Curry spent quite a few years of his career in Michigan, working at Cumulus’ WKFR-FM (Kalamazoo) and WDRQ-FM (Detroit).  He also spent time at iHeartMedia’s WSNX-FM…

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Hot Topic for 2022: Tech Regulation

Jonathan Cohen

By: Jonathan Cohen, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP My law firm partner, Jonathan Cohen, has been closely monitoring the developments in the regulation of social media and other big tech platforms by the current administration.  He offers these thoughts on likely areas of legislative and regulatory action in this area in the coming year – David…

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