Category: August 2021

Reminder: Submit Your Final Repacking Invoices Soon

Special from David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP On August 9, the FCC issued a Public Notice reminding all full-power and Class A TV stations that were repacked in Phases 1 through 5 of the post-incentive auction repacking of the TV band (and repacked stations that were granted permission to transition prior to Phase 1) that they must submit all… read more

MIOSHA Encourages Employers to Follow Updated CDC Guidance to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is strongly encouraging Michigan employers to follow recently updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines due to the Delta variant of COVID-19. “As transmission rates accelerate rapidly in many Michigan counties, Michigan employers should monitor the spread of COVID-19 in their local communities and follow the… read more

WWJ Radio Announces New Lineup

Audacy’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) has announced a new anchor lineup, effective immediately. Jason Scott has been promoted to morning drive and will co-anchor with Roberta Jasina from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET. Tony Ortiz has also been elevated as new afternoon drive co-anchor, teaming with Jackie Paige from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. Brooke… read more

MAB Signs 50 State Tax Certificate Letter; Thank You Sen. Gary Peters

Your MAB has joined 49 other state broadcast associations in signing a letter to Congress in support for the Minority Tax Certificate Program.  During the 117th Congress, the Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act (H.R. 4871) was introduced in the House, by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04). Additionally, Sen. Gary Peters (MI)… read more

2021 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced; One Michigan Station on List

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the finalists for the 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced October 13 at the Marconi Reception, held during the 2021 Radio Show in Las Vegas. The Marconi Reception will begin immediately following Wednesday’s “Putting Podcasting… read more

Blarney Stone Broadcasting puts TC West High School Sports Back On The Air

The Traverse City West Titans’ football, boys’ basketball and select girls’ basketball games will be broadcast after a long hiatus thanks to an exclusive partnership with Blarney Stone Broadcasting. For the first time in more than 15 years, the full schedule of these sports will be broadcast on WWMN-FM (Thompsonville), operated by Blarney Stone Broadcasting… read more

Embedding Social Media Videos on Your Website? – Court Case Says Get Permission from Copyright Owner First

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Editor’s note:  On Thursday, August 19 at 1 p.m., the MAB Third Thursday webinar will feature David Oxenford speaking on “Copyright Issues for Broadcasters.”  Register for this webinar here. We’ve written before over the controversy as to whether embedding pictures or video served by a social media site on your website negates… read more

Marc Daly Returns to Jackson radio with McKibbin Media Group; Lewis Promoted

A recognizable voice is returning to the Jackson, Mich. airwaves as McKibbin Media Group (MMG) announced the hiring of veteran on-air personality Marc Daly. Daly, who officially started his second stint with Jackson-based MMG on July 26, will serve as an on-air personality and marketing/sales specialist for the iconic radio stations. Daly will be hosting… read more