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The CW Moves Down the TV Dial in Detroit

With little advanced public fanfare, Adell Broadcasting’s WADL-TV (Detroit) has picked up the programming of the CW Network as of September 1.  That was the date CBS previously announced that it would drop the CW affiliations from its owned and operated stations nationwide, including Detroit’s WKBD-TV. 

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Paul “Uncle” Buck Joins Black Diamond’s Bear

Black Diamond’s Northern Michigan Classic Rock “The BEAR” simulcast of WGFN-FM (98.1 & 95.1) and WWSS-FM (95.3)has announced that, in addition to The Bob & Tom Show back on the air in northern Michigan, mid-day slot will be filled by Paul “Uncle” Buck.

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Blarney Stone Donates Grayling AM to Relevant Radio

On August 31, Blarney Stone Broadcasting filed an application to transfer the license of its WMQU-AM (Grayling) to non-commercial religious operator Relevant Radio. Relevant Radio is a radio network in the United States, mainly broadcasting talk radio and religious programming involving the Catholic Church.

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WFDF-AM Announces Second Format Flip

Adell Broadcasting’s WFDF-AM (Detroit), which in August dropped its local-based talk programming in favor of ESPN Sports programming, has announced another format change.  Effective September 5, the station is now featuring a conservative-talk format featuring a local morning show hosted by long-time WOOD-AM/Grand Rapids host Justin Barclay

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WKAR’s Melanie McGuire Selected to Participate in Public Media Diversity Fellowship Program

Melanie McGuire of WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) joins other distinguished public media leaders from across the country to participate in the Public Media Diversity Leaders Initiative (PMDLI), a program of the Riley Institute at Furman University offered in partnership with South Carolina ETV and modeled after the Institute’s award-winning South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative.

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September Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Regulatory Fees, HD Radio Power Increase Comments, EAS Filings, and Preparation for Many October Deadlines

David Oxenford

On the surface, September appears to have few scheduled regulatory filing dates and deadlines, but it is period in which many broadcasters will be busy with deadlines that occur in early October and into the rest of the Fall.  TV stations should be finishing their decision-making on must-carry/retransmission consent elections, which need to be in their public files by October 2.

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