Posts Tagged ‘Issue 346’
Protect AM Radio in Vehicles
Recently headlines have come out about auto manufacturers considering removing AM radio from vehicles. On behalf of more than 230 radio stations in the state, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters is working to identify ways to preserve radio in cars and make lawmakers and car manufacturers aware of how dangerous removing terrestrial radio from vehicles will be for public safety.Read More
WJR/Detroit Named Radio Home of USFL’s Michigan Panthers
Cumulus Media’s News/Talk WJR-AM (Detroit) has entered into an agreement with the United States Football League (USFL) to serve as the official radio broadcast and play-by-play partner of the Michigan Panthers for the 2023 season.Read More
Aimee Brooks Named New Nighttime Host on WRIF-FM
Beasley Media Group has announced that Aimee Brooks has been promoted as the new nighttime personality at WRIF-FM (Detroit). She most recently was heard filling in during the time slot at the station.Read More
Two Michigan Stations 2023 CMB Station of the Year Finalists
For Large Market Station of the Year, both Cornerstone University’s WCSG-FM (Grand Rapids) and Lanser Broadcasting’s WJQK-FM (Zeeland/Grand Rapids) are finalists in the category, along with three other stations in Omaha, Kansas City and Greenville, South Carolina.Read More
WEYI-TV’s Dave Bondy Retires from TV News
On April 4, WEYI-TV and WSMH-TV (Flint) News Anchor announced his retirement from television news, effective immediately. Bondy made the announcement during the station’s 6 p.m. newscast, saying “It’s time to step aside from TV news and live a more normal life.”Read More
NAB Releases New “We Are Broadcasters” Spots
In a release, the NAB writes, “As we celebrate more than a century of radio and television, we must continue to remind policymakers that local broadcasting is an ever-evolving medium with staying power. We are constantly innovating to deliver trusted information and entertainment to our audiences in convenient, modern and familiar ways.”Read More
Using AI to Replicate the Voice of a Celebrity – Watch Out for Legal Issues Including Violating the Right of Publicity
The advent of artificial intelligence poses interesting and often challenging legal issues because the law is still “catching up” with the technology. Consider the impact of new AI platforms that can learn a person’s voice, then speak whatever text you submit to it in that person’s voice.Read More
Associate Member Spotlight: MDHHS & MET Fostering Futures Fundraiser April 14!
The Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund has been helping youth who have experienced foster care achieve their dreams of a college education for more than 10 years. Join them April 14 for their Grand Rapids fundraising dinner.Read More
Traffic Director Spotlight: Martha VanCamp, Business Manager, WGRT-FM (Port Huron)
MAB: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Martha: Talk to a financial advisor.