Kim Adams To Return to WDIV Weather Team

Kim Adams

WDIV-TV (Detroit) has announced that former station Meteorologist Kim Adams will rejoin the station on August 8.  The announcement was made this past Monday (6/27) by WDIV Vice President and General Manager Bob Ellis.

“We’ve been searching for someone who can serve the changing content needs of our audiences for a while now,” said Ellis. “In looking all over the country, we were searching for the exact right person to handle what the people of southeast Michigan have clearly told us they need and want on TV, on our website, and with extended coverage during important weather events. In Kim, we discovered that exact right person has been right here at home all along.”

Adams previously served as Meteorologist on the station most recently in 2009, when she left the station to become a full-time mother of her five children.

“We’re thrilled to have Kim returning to the Local 4 team,” said News Director Kim Voet. “She certainly knows southeast Michigan and the weather that comes with living here. Southeast Michigan also knows Kim, and they know they can depend on her to keep them updated across all our platforms on the changing weather.”

In addition to her role joining Devin Scillian, Kimberly Gill, Karen Drew, Jason Colthorp and Bernie Smilovitz on Local 4 News each evening on TV, Kim will be a daily contributor to clickondetroit.com, providing weather forecasts for the website and station apps, as well as providing insights through in-depth articles and a weekly weather newsletter as to why changing weather conditions are happening.

She will also serve as one of the primary forecasters on Local 4+, the station’s streaming channel, where she will be anchoring extended coverage for all of southeast Michigan.

Teamed with Paul Gross, Andrew Humphrey, Brandon Roux, and Brett Collar, Adams will help sharpen the station’s focus on covering local weather under the station’s new weather brand, 4 Warn Weather. Using the most powerful weather technology available today, which is exclusive to Local 4 News, the station will give viewers the most up-to-the-minute information pinpointed for each neighborhood, so they are always prepared.

“My job, above all, is to make sure everyone in Detroit and Southeast Michigan is ready for whatever is coming. You’ll get that on TV, on our app, website, and streaming channel. After seeing the capabilities of the station’s Exact Track 4D Radar product, I can tell you it’s a true difference maker. It will help our entire weather team warn our audience dangerous weather is coming before it happens so you can keep your family, and friends safe. This technology is exclusive to Local 4, and it allows us to see things develop even before the national weather service issues warnings,” said Adams.

WDET Celebrates 70 Years

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Walter P. Reuther, former United Auto Workers president, hoped that WDET radio would further the belief that “no group within a community can make progress except as the community moves ahead together.”

Reuther articulated that vision in his April 1952 letter to David D. Henry, then-president of Wayne University, offering the UAW-owned station to the university in service to the greater community. This was prior to the current National Public Radio station that listeners recognize as WDET 101.9-FM; however, Reuther’s words are as true today as they were 70 years ago when Wayne State University powered up the WDET transmitter June 25, 1952, after acquiring UAW’s facility, studio and equipment for $1.

WDET is celebrating this milestone June 25 through July 5 through messages and activities on-air and via other challenges. The community is invited to help continue the legacy of service by making a gift of $70. Over the last seven decades, WDET listeners have made over 1.2 million individual and matching donations totaling more than $62 million. Currently, WDET is supported by over 2,700 WSU alumni.

Mary Zatina

“Wayne State University has been steadfast in maintaining the mission of WDET through good times and bad times over the past 70 years. It is a beautiful bond between WSU and the over 220,000 listeners who tune in each month,” said WDET General Manager Mary Zatina. “The station has also grown considerably, offering commercial-free news, music and public affairs content digitally and through its over-air transmission. WDET also added a 24/7/365 radio-reading service for greater accessibility with our audience. A newer service that we trust would make Mr. Reuther proud as well. Support from WSU and from all our listeners will be essential for the next 70 years.”

Borne from Reuther’s unhappiness with the critical representation of the labor movement in newspapers and on the radio, according to WSU’s Walter P. Reuther Library, the UAW filed applications in 1944 with the Federal Communications Commission to run independent radio stations in six markets with strong labor ties. This included the UAW’s hometown of Detroit, along with Flint, Michigan; Cleveland; Los Angeles; Chicago; and Newark, New Jersey.

In addition to in-kind financial and other support, Wayne State University has always housed WDET. In the early 1950s, the station was located at 12300 Radio Place before moving in the early ‘60s to the Maccabees Building. In the late 1980s, when WDET shifted to 24 hours, it called 6001 Cass Avenue home before moving down the road in the 1990s to its current residence at 4600 Cass Avenue in the University Towers Building.

“It was 70 years ago this month when Wayne State University purchased WDET for $1 and vowed to continue the legacy of public service for the people of metro Detroit,” said WSU President M. Roy Wilson. “I am proud to say that we have delivered on that promise. This station is a source of great pride for the university and for the entire region. WDET is authentically Detroit, and we are proud of our 70 years of stewardship of this station. We look forward to the next 70 years of service and more.”

July Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters: Quarterly Issues/Programs Lists and Other Public File Obligations, Lowest Unit Charge Periods, License Renewal, Copyright Filings and More

David Oxenford

By: David Oxenford,
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

The lazy days of summer continue to provide little respite from the regulatory actions of importance to broadcasters.  The good news is that there are no license renewal or EEO  deadlines during the month of July.  Nonetheless, there will be a number of July deadlines that require attention.

On July 1, comments are due on the FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics annual call for comments on the State of Competition in the Communications Marketplace (see the Public Notice calling for these comments). The comments are used to prepare a report to Congress on communications competition issues and are sometimes referenced by the FCC itself in proceedings dealing with competition issues.  The FCC seeks comments on a list of questions about competition in both the Video and Audio marketplaces, including the impact of digital competitors on traditional providers and the role that regulation plays in the competitive landscape.  Reply comments are due August 1.

July 5 and July 18 are the comment and reply comment deadlines, respectively, for the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the FCC’s proposed regulatory fees for fiscal year 2022.  The fees that the FCC is proposing for television (full power and otherwise) and radio stations are set forth in Appendix C and Appendix G of the document.  The FCC is proposing an increase of approximately 13% for radio broadcasters.  Among other things, the FCC proposes to continue to assess fees for full-power broadcast television stations based on the population covered by a full-service broadcast television station’s contour, and it seeks comment on its mechanism for calculating the regulatory fee based on the this population-based methodology.  These fees will be set by the end of August or very early September, to be paid before the October 1 start of the government’s new fiscal year.

In addition, on or before July 10, all full-power radio, full-power television, and Class A television stations, both commercial and noncommercial, must upload their Quarterly Issues/Program Lists for the second quarter (April 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022) to their online public inspection files.  As we’ve previously noted, the lists should identify the issues of importance to the station’s community and the programs that the station aired in April, May and June that addressed those issues.  The lists should be prepared carefully and accurately, as they are the only official records of how your station is serving the public and addressing the needs and interests of its community.  See our post here for more on the importance of the Quarterly Issues/Programs List obligations.

July 10 is also the deadline by which Class A television stations must upload to their online public inspection files their documentation of continuing eligibility for Class A status for the second quarter of 2022.  It is also the deadline by which noncommercial educational stations not affiliated with NPR or PBS must upload to their online public inspection files documentation of on-air fundraising that benefitted third parties and interrupted normal programming during the second quarter of 2022.

Note that the July 10 deadline falls on a weekend, and there is FCC precedent indicating that that the deadline thus is extended to the next business day, which is Monday, July 11.  However, stations are encouraged to upload in advance of the deadline to avoid problems with upload delays or errors.

At its open meeting scheduled for July 14, the FCC will consider adopting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (a draft of which is available here) that seeks comment on whether to update the FCC’s rules to identify a new publication for determining a television station’s designated market area (“DMA”) for satellite and cable carriage purposes.  The proposed rule changes would remove references to the now defunct annual Station Index and Household Estimates and instead direct broadcasters to Nielsen’s Local TV Report.  At that same meeting, the FCC will also consider adopting an Order and Sixth Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (draft available here), which, if adopted, would update the FCC’s rules to reflect the recent termination of analog operations by LPTV and television translator stations.

As we have previously reported, the FCC recently announced that it will be decommissioning its legacy Commission Registration System (“CORES”) at 6 pm EST on July 15.  The legacy system will be replaced by the current (new) version of CORES (CORES2), which contains the same Federal Registration Number (FRN) information as the legacy system (found here ).  This change will impact how individuals, licensees and other entities doing business before the FCC obtain and manage their FRNs, and will also affect access to various FCC databases, including the Licensing and Management System (“LMS”) used for preparing and filing routine FCC applications (including children’s TV reports).   To maintain access to the information in CORES, all licensees need to register in the new system.  Tutorial videos on navigating CORES2 can found here .

Comment dates have been announced in the Federal Register for the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to authorize LPTV stations operating on TV channel 6 to continue to provide an analog audio stream that can be received on FM radios at 87.7.  Comments are due July 18, and reply comments are due August 1.  The proposal would limit that authorization in many ways, including suggesting that the authority would be restricted to those LPTV Channel 6 stations already providing such an audio service.  The Notice also asks for comments as to whether Channel 6, in geographic areas where it is not currently used for TV services, should be repurposed for FM use (see our Broadcast Law Blog article here on previous FCC requests for comment on this issue).

Television stations with locally-produced programming whose signals were carried as distant signals by at least one cable or satellite system in 2021 must file their copyright royalty claims with the Copyright Royalty Board (“CRB”) during the period from July 1 through August 1.  The CRB requires that these filings be made online through the eCRB system (further information is available here).  In addition, the CRB reminds claims filers to register for an eCRB account well ahead of August 1 if they do not already have one.

As we indicated in a prior regulatory dates reminder, the political broadcast season has arrived and thus broadcasters must be aware of the dates by which Lowest Unit Rate (“LUR”) periods begin for upcoming elections.  On July 2, the LUR period begins for the elections to be held on August 16 (i.e., Alaska (Primary), South Dakota (Primary Runoff), and Wyoming (Primary)).  On July 9, the LUR period begins for the elections to be held on August 23 (i.e., Florida (Primary), Oklahoma (Primary Runoff)).  On July 13, the LUR period begins for the election to be held on August 27 (Guam (Primary)).  And, on July 30, the LUR period begins for the elections to be held on September 13 (Delaware (Primary), New Hampshire (Primary), and Rhode Island (Primary)).

Looking ahead to early August, note that August 1 is the deadline for full power television, Class A television, LPTV, and TV translator license renewal applications for stations in California.  As we have previously advised,  renewal applications must be accompanied by FCC Form 2100, Schedule 396 Broadcast EEO Program Report (except for LPFMs and TV translators).  Stations filing for renewal of their license should make sure that all documents required to be uploaded to the station’s online public file are complete and were uploaded on time.  Note that your Broadcast EEO Program Report must include two years of Annual EEO Public File Reports for FCC review, unless your employment unit employs fewer than five full-time employees.  Be sure to read the instructions for the license renewal application and consult with your advisors if you have questions, especially if you have noticed any discrepancies in your online public file or political file.  Issues with the public file have already led to fines imposed on TV broadcasters during this renewal cycle.

Lastly, August 1 is also the deadline by which radio and television station employment units with five or more full-time employees licensed to communities in California, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin must upload Annual EEO Public Reports to stations’ online public inspection files and websites.

As always, review these dates with your legal and technical advisors, note other dates not listed here that may be relevant to your operations, and otherwise stay on top of all of your regulatory obligations.

David Oxenford is MAB’s Washington Legal Counsel and provides members with answers to their legal questions with the MAB Legal Hotline. Access information here. (Members only access). There are no additional costs for the call; the advice is free as part of your MAB membership. 

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 grow in their faith. Thrive Radio launched on the airwaves on June 22.

Station Director, Brian Smith shared: “It’s not every day you get to launch a new station so this is special for our entire team. After a year of prayer, hard work and creativity…we’re excited to see how God uses Thrive! Our prayer is that listeners would have the opportunity to grow in their faith through listening. I’m so very proud of our staff!”

The move will be the first of two changes made in the region as sister “90.7 Hope-FM” WNFR Sandusky MI will broaden its playlist to add some of the artists WNFA played such as For King & Country, Crowder, Social Club, Apollo LTD, Toby Mac and Elevation Worship. WNFA midday host Brett Hager will also move to WNFR as afternoon host.

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 office space throughout. A new entrance and windows will be added.

“We wanted a spot that’s in an iconic and convenient setting,” said John Christianson, chief operating officer for Lilly Broadcasting, in a statement. “We can look out and see the magnificent exterior of the Delft (Theater).”

Christianson also noted that the U.P. 200, a sled dog race, journeys near the building as well.

By locating the studio on the second floor, the station won’t be able to leverage the existing storefront-style windows as a background or way for pedestrians to glimpse inside of the operation.

The move gives the station a physical location with a Marquette mailing address as well as the potential for reporters and videographers to use the space as a home base when reporting from the city. The station could also opt to use the space for administration and advertising sales operations that would benefit from being in the local community.

WZMQ’s 19.2 subchannel became the U.P.’s CBS affiliate on January 20.  Following the CBS affiliation, the company announced that it would launch local news at 6 and 11 p.m. on the channel under the name “19 News: This is Home.”  Production for the newscasts currently happens primarily at the company’s Erie, Pennsylvania stations, but the station has reporters who are based in Marquette.

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 of the station. “He has been a mainstay in Northern Michigan radio for over four decades, including the past 16 with this station.”

Weaver, who hosts afternoons on the adult hits station, began his career at WGRY-AM, shortly after graduating from Michigan State University.  He had also previously hosted mornings and programmed for nearly two decades at the now-defunct CHR WKPK-FM (106.7 The Peak) before joining Eagle 101.5 in 2006.

This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters

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 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to authorize LPTV stations operating on TV channel 6 to continue to provide an analog audio stream that can be received on FM radios at 87.7. Comments are due July 18, 2022; reply comments are due August 1, 2022.  The proposal would limit that authorization in many ways, including suggesting that the authority would be restricted to those LPTV Channel 6 stations already providing such an audio service.  The Notice also asks for comments as to whether Channel 6, in geographic areas where it is not currently used for TV services, should be repurposed for FM use (a proposal that has previously been advanced by the FCC, see our Broadcast Law Blog article here on previous FCC requests for comment on this issue).
  • The Radio Music License Committee has asked a single court to decide what a reasonable license fee would be for royalties owed by commercial broadcasters to both ASCAP and BMI. Both the ASCAP and BMI licenses with the radio industry expired at the end of 2021.  As both ASCAP and BMI routinely argue in license proceedings that they have the largest share of the music played by radio stations, RMLC suggests that a combined case, arguably permitted for the first time by the Music Modernization Act, would allow for this issue to be decided in a uniform way by a single judge.  See the RMLC press release for more information.
  • The FCC’s Video Division proposed to fine a television translator permittee $6500 for filing an application for a license to cover its displacement construction permit over three years after completing construction and nearly six months after its permit expired. As no license had been filed before the permit expired, this fine also covered the unauthorized operation of the station during the six months after the permit expired. The mere fact that the FCC’s database did not reflect the cancellation of the permit after its expiration did not excuse the late filing.  When completing construction of new facilities authorized by a construction permit, a broadcaster must file a license application demonstrating that construction was completed as authorized by the permit.
  • Issues with a license application resulted in the FCC’s Audio Division rescinding the license of an FM translator. The FCC found that the licensee had falsely stated in its license application that it had completed construction at its authorized location.  The licensee had instead constructed its facilities in a recreational vehicle (“RV”) park approximately 30 yards away from its authorized site, receiving power through a permanent electric outlet shared with an RV.  The FCC emphasized that “[c]onstruction permits expire automatically and are forfeited if the facilities authorized therein are not completed by the established deadline; use of an alternate site or construction of temporary facilities does not prevent such forfeiture.” As an alternate basis for rescission, the FCC also found that the licensee had failed to comply with a condition in its license requiring continuous operation for the first year and establishing that station silence within that period evidenced unlicensable, temporary construction (the Media Bureau has placed this condition on all new radio broadcast licenses since 2015 to address perceived abusive practices in the industry).  As evidence of the temporary construction, the FCC cited, among other things, the fact that RVs are inherently mobile and also noted the absence of any written lease with the RV owner or any agreement with the landowner of the RV park.
  • The FCC’s Video Division also proposed to fine a full power television licensee $6,000 for failing to timely file its quarterly issues/programs lists and failing to report these violations in its license renewal application. Specifically, the licensee uploaded one list to its online public inspection file more than one year late, and seven lists between one month and one year late. The FCC also found, however, that the licensee’s violations did not constitute a “serious violation” warranting designation of the license renewal application for hearing, it would grant the license renewal application at the conclusion of the forfeiture proceeding if there were no other issues with the application.
  • The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau issued Notices of Illegal Pirate Radio Broadcasting to two property owners for allegedly hosting unlicensed FM broadcast stations in Queens, New York and Newark, New Jersey, respectively. The Notices each included the following language: “[Y]ou are hereby notified and warned that the FCC may issue a fine of up to $2,000,000 if, following the response period set forth below, we determine that you have continued to permit any individual or entity to engage in pirate radio broadcasting from the property that you own or manage.”

David Oxenford is MAB’s Washington Legal Counsel and provides members with answers to their legal questions with the MAB Legal Hotline. Access information here. (Members only access). There are no additional costs for the call; the advice is free as part of your MAB membership. 

Michigan Learning Channel Launches their 2022 Summer Learning Program

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 television stations.

From virtual field trips exploring shipwrecks in the Great Lakes to videos showcasing amazing animals at the Detroit Zoo, parents can find all sorts of resources on the MLC’s website. Educational videos, fun activity books, virtual events and more are available to keep students, from preschool to 6th grade engaged in learning all summer long.

“Learning should never take a vacation,” said Robin Pizzo, WKAR director of education. “This is why the Michigan Learning Channel Summer Program is packed with fun and engaging STEM activities, literacy skill development practice and exciting virtual field trips. Families can encourage learning every day.”

Parents can download the Summer 2022 Activity Book for their children with three options for different age groups (Early Learners, Elementary, Tweens). There are also individual weekly packets available for download, centered around activity themes like “When I Grow Up” and “Shoot for the Stars.”

These guides include the educational materials that accompany video lessons available to watch online or on broadcast television channel 23.5. Many pages include QR code links to student-centered lessons for parents and their children to review together.

“The Michigan Learning Channel is also excited to bring students, educators and families together with our #VirtualSummerCamp!” Said Summer Godette, MLC engagement coordinator. “In addition to the television broadcasts and activity books, families can participate in fun weekly challenges and engagement opportunities by following @MichLearning on social media!”

See more here.

Rethinking the Radio Station Promotions Kit for the Digital Age

Seth Resler

By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Strategies

Many radio stations’ street teams have a standard kit that they take to promotional appearances which includes everything they might need on site. When I was a Program Director, we packed gray rubber tubs with everything from clipboards and entry forms to banners and prize wheels.

The purpose of these Promo Kits was simple: To provide the street team with ways to entertain listeners at events. But now that we’re in the digital age, the goals of our promotional appearances have changed, and our Promo Kits should evolve to reflect these new goals.

Here are the new goals of our street team appearances:

1. Create Compelling Content
In addition to entertaining people on-site, we now have the ability to use promotional appearances to create content that entertains people online. We can do this in a number of ways, but two of the most effective are by sharing photos or live-streaming video of the event. For this content to get a reaction online, it’s going to need to be visually compelling. We need toys and games that look good on camera.

When we reevaluate the promo kit through this lens, it becomes apparent that some of our old standbys are no longer up to the task (“Goodbye, prize wheel!”), while others still make the cut (“Great job, banner roll!”).

Moreover, we may need to add some new weapons to our arsenal. While the tiny thumb-wrestling ring may no longer meet our needs, large sumo wrestling suits, Chinese dragon costumes and oversized gongs may fit the bill. Additionally, you may need support equipment to create visual content, such as camera tripods or selfie sticks. At your next Promotions Department meeting, brainstorm a list of things you’ll need to produce compelling visual content at every on-site appearance.

2. Collecting Contact Info
On-site appearances are also a great place to collect contact info — either phone numbers or email addresses — from your listeners. Don’t use pen and paper to collect email address; somebody on your team will be stuck with the thankless job of entering all of that data into the computer, which is time-consuming and prone to errors. Collecting business cards has the same problem.

Instead, get a tablet with an iPad and install an app on it which allows people to type in their email addresses. The app should upload these email addresses directly to your database. Many email service providers offer an app for collecting data this way. You’ll also want a stand that allows you to lock the iPad to your table so nobody walks off with it. Some models cover the buttons on the tablet, preventing people from exiting the email collection app.

Text messages can be a great way to collect contact info because listeners usually have their phones on them. You can set up a service that allows them to sign up for your email newsletter by text message. When they send a keyword to a specific number (such as “WKRP” to 55555), they will receive a reply asking for their email address. When people respond to the opt-in message, they will be added to the database.

To enact a text messaging opt-in program like this, you’ll want to include a short explanatory phrase (e.g., “Get our email newsletter! Text WKRP to 55555.”) on your table skirt, your banners, your hand stamps, the back of your bumper stickers, etc. The more you promote it, the more you’ll grow your database.

Text messaging has presented issues for some broadcasting companies because trolls wait for broadcasters to run afoul of the law and then pounce. Always check with your legal team before adopting any course of action involving text messaging.

The Promo Kit has been a staple at radio stations for years, but it may be time to overhaul yours. For more digital strategies that you can incorporate into your radio station’s events, check out our webinar on the topic.  Watch the webinar here.

For more assistance on digital or social media, contact MAB Member Services at [email protected] or 1-800-968-7622.

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy.

FCC Notes: Marks Stations Transferred; WMPA Sale Closes

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 stations in Forsyth, MT, Glendive, MT, Miles City, MT, Sidney, MT, Belfield, ND, New England, ND, Williston, ND, Park Falls, WI and Accomac, VA.  The immediate past Chair of the MAB passed away unexpectedly on May 11 at the age of 72.  The application for transfer was filed on June 22.

Non-commercial operator West Central Michigan Media Ministries has closed on their purchase of WMPA-FM (Ferrysburg/Grand Haven) from Will Tieman and Wendy Hart’s WGHN Inc. West Central began programming the station at 4 p.m. on June 10 with their Christian “Strong Tower Radio” network, that originates at the company’s headquarters in Cadillac.  The transfer, filed March 16, was approved by the FCC on April 29.