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WNFA Port Huron Shifts from Music to Teaching


Ross Bible Church has flipped Christian CHR “Power 88.3” WNFA-FM (Port Huron) to Christian Preaching/Worship “Thrive Radio“.  In a press release, the church announced that the station has shifted formats to provide the Blue Water Area with a station of worship, teaching and talk; focusing on multiple different ways for individuals in our community to…

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WZMQ Marquette Renovating Downtown Building for New Studio


Newscast Studio reports that Lilly Broadcasting’s WZMQ-TV (Marquette) has announced that it will open a new studio and office in a building that was formerly an Irish pub-style restaurant. The station is taking over a building at 142 West Washington Street in downtown Marquette. Plans call for a studio on the second floor along with…

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Weaver Promoted to Station Manager at WMJZ


Radio veteran programmer Rob Weaver has been promoted to Station Manager at WMJZ-FM (Eagle 101.5) (Gaylord).  He will assume his new position July 1. “Rob is the glue that keeps things going around here and it just makes sense to give him the proper credit,” said Bryan Hollenbaugh, President of 45 North Media and owner…

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This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters

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David Oxenford By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week (6/11-17), with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. Comment dates have been announced in the Federal Register for the FCC’s…

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Michigan Learning Channel Launches their 2022 Summer Learning Program

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The Michigan Learning Channel (MLC) has announced its Summer 2022 program.  The free eight-week program, which runs through August 14 encourages kids to “Learn, Do, and Explore” with literacy and math lessons, hands-on science and fitness activities, career exploration and virtual field trips. MLC can be seen on digital subchannels of all Michigan Public Broadcasting…

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FCC Notes: Marks Stations Transferred; WMPA Sale Closes

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Some items of note from the FCC files this past week include the transfer of stations owned by the late Stephen Marks were transferred to Mary Marks, as personal representative under his will. In Michigan, this includes WBKB-TV (Alpena), WBKP-TV (Calumet), WBUP-TV (Ishpeming), WHKB-FMWCCY-AM/WOLV-FM (Houghton) and WIKB-FM/WFER-AM (Iron River). Marks also owned television and radio…

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