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WXMI Announces New Initiative to Combat a Rise in Youth Crime

In response to the pressing issue of youth crime, Scripps Media’s WXMI-TV/FOX 17 (Grand Rapids) is taking a proactive approach by spearheading A Path Forward. Rather than simply reporting on the increase in youth crime, this initiative aims to be part of a broader solution. By uplifting young people, FOX 17 seeks to connect families with crucial resources, address obstacles, celebrate successes, and create lasting change.

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FCC Seeks Comments on Proposed Annual Regulatory Fees – Proposal Includes a Decrease in Fees To Be Paid By Broadcasters

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In recent years, there has been significant debate over the amount of fees paid by broadcasters, with broadcast interests arguing that the FCC’s allocation of its workforce overestimated the number of employees working on broadcast matters.  In the proposal released this week, the FCC appeared to agree, allocating to other industries the work done by certain employees who were at least partially counted against broadcasters in the past. 

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WKAR Premieres New Season of Curious Crew for 2023

WKAR Public Media has announced the season premiere of Curious Crew, the station’s original science show for kids.  Premiering May 20, the debut episode had host Dr. Rob Stephenson and the Crew explore curveball curiosities and the physics of baseball at Jackson Field, the home of the Lansing Lugnuts.

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Reminder: EEO Reports Due June 1

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Radio and television station employment units (SEUs) located in the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming with five or more full-time employees must prepare by Thursday June 1, 2023, an annual EEO Public File Report (PFR). The report must be posted on the website belonging to each station in the SEU and uploaded to its online public inspection file at the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s or Commission’s) website.

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Ford Now Committed to Keeping AM Radio in Vehicles

“NAB commends Ford for committing to keep AM radio in their vehicles, which will keep Americans safe and informed, particularly in times of emergency. With tens of millions of listeners, AM radio continues to serve as a vital lifeline to the public and a critical source of community news and exchange of diverse ideas.”

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