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WCML-FM/TV Off-Air Following Fire

The transmitter building for WCMU Public Media’s Alpena-based satellite stations (WCML-FM/TV) was labeled a complete loss after a fire this past Wednesday (2/28). All equipment in the building, including WCML transmitters as well as the transmitter for non-commercial WPHN-FM, which shared the building and tower were lost in the blaze.

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WDIV Partners with Michigan Chronicle in Effort to Elevate Local News Coverage

Graham Media’s WDIV-TV (Detroit) and the Michigan Chronicle announced a new media partnership aimed at elevating local news coverage in the Metro Detroit region. This collaboration marks a significant step towards bolstering community engagement, fostering inclusivity, and enriching the depth of coverage on issues vital to Detroit and the state of Michigan.

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Sports Rap Radio to Launch in Detroit

Veteran sports columnist, television personality and radio host Rob Parker is teaming with three former athletes to launch “Sports Rap Radio” via an LMA of Audacy’s WXYT-AM (Detroit).

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Reinstating FCC Form 395-B Reporting on the Race and Gender of Broadcast Employees – What the Action Means for Broadcasters

David Oxenford

On February 22, the FCC released an Order reinstating the requirement for radio and television broadcasters, commercial and noncommercial, to annually file an FCC Form 395-B. All station employment groups with 5 or more full-time employees would need to classify all station employees, both full-time and part-time, by race or ethnicity and gender, as well as by the type of job they perform at the station.

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