Category: May 2021

Michele DeSelms Named Anchor of WOOD-TV’s 7 P.M. Newscast

Nexstar’s WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that Michele DeSelms is moving from her current role as Community Strategy Manager to become Anchor of the station’s 7 p.m. newscast. DeSelms brings two decades of journalistic experience to her new position. “It’s been so great working with local organizations that are doing incredible things for our community,… read more

‘The Big Break’ Winner Shannon Bomia Becomes Newest Member of The BOUNCE Morning Show Team

Beasley Media Group has announced that Shannon Bomia has joined Program Director and Morning Host Zannie as the newest member of The BOUNCE’s Morning Show on WMGC-FM (Detroit). She officially began her new role on May 17. Bomia was the winner of the recent “The Big Break” on-air talent search conducted by the station. Prior… read more

Emily Scarlett Returns to Michigan on WZZM

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced the addition of Michigan native Emily Scarlett as an anchor/reporter.  Scarlett was born and raised in Southfield and got her start in broadcasting working at WILS-AM (Lansing) after graduating from the University of Michigan. Her journey to television news broadcasting began in Montana, anchoring a new nightly newscast at KFBB-TV… read more

House Passed Bill to Prevent FOIA Suspension by Executive Order Moves to Senate Floor

Members of the Senate Oversight Committee on Tuesday recommended the full Senate approve a House bill that would prohibit the suspension of Freedom of Information Act requests through an executive order in many cases, according to a report in Gongwer. Jonathan Magry, a staffer for the bill’s sponsor Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland), told the committee… read more

NAB Voices Opposition Against Proposed FCC Radio Rate Hikes

The National Association of Broadcasters is quickly pushing back against a proposal by the Federal Communications Commission to raise the annual regulatory fees on radio stations by an average of eight percent, according to a report in InsideRadio. In a disclosure filing, NAB General Counsel and Executive Vice President Legal and Regulatory Affairs Rick Kaplan… read more

FCC Extends Comment Dates on CVAA – Inquiry About Whether There is a Need to Update Video Programming and Other Accessibility Rules

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Under the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (commonly called the CVAA), the FCC has adopted many rules designed to enhance accessibility to broadcast communications, particularly those provided by television broadcasters.  In a recent Public Notice, the FCC asked for comments as to how the implementation of the CVAA… read more

Marconi Radio Awards Entries Window Closes May 31

Marconi Radio Award entries are currently being accepted until May 31. Each year, the Marconi Radio Awards give NAB member stations the opportunity to receive national recognition for overall excellence and performance in radio. Stations and on-air personalities may nominate themselves in the categories of “Station of the Year by Market Size,” “Station of the… read more

6 Public, 13 Commercial Stations Nominated in 43rd Annual Regional EMMY® Nominations

19 Michigan Television stations, both public and commercial, along with cable networks, ad agencies and production houses throughout the state have received nominations for this year’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)/Michigan 43rd Annual Regional EMMY® Awards. The nominations were announced May 19 on Facebook Live.  Award ceremonies will be held virtually on… read more

Registration Opens for October’s In-Person 2021 NAB Show, Radio Show and SMTE

New Tiered Packages Offer Attendees Flexibility and Personalized Experiences Registration is now open for the 2021 NAB Show, the premier convention for broadcasters and the broader media, entertainment and technology industries, taking place October 9–13, 2021 in Las Vegas. NAB Show co-located events, including Radio Show and NAB’s Sales and Management Television Exchange (SMTE), have… read more