MAB News Archive

Former WXYZ VP/GM Jeanne Findlater Pens Op-Ed in Detroit Free Press

Former WXYZ-TV Vice-President and General Manager (1979-1987) Jeanne Findlater recently penned an op-ed piece for the Detroit Free Press celebrating the elevation of women to key roles in media and other corporate environments.  Headlined “One responsibility of women leaders in the 1980s – don’t spoil it for other women.”  In her post, Findlater writes about… read more

Reece Cole Joins WXMI-TV Weather Team

WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that Meteorologist Reece Cole has joined the station as the newest member of the Fox 17 Weather Team.  Reece made his on-air debut during Sunday’s (1/16) 10 p.m. newscast.  He will appear on-air weekend evenings and some newscasts during the week. Cole joins the station from KSWO-TV in Lawton, OK, where… read more

GMR Settlement: FAQ for Broadcasters

The Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC) and Global Music Rights (GMR) have released a FAQ document to assist broadcasters with the recently announced GMR conditional settlement offer.  Broadcasters are reminded that to participate, your submission to GMR is required by January 31, 2022. 1. How were rates determined, and why wasn’t a revenue-based model used?… read more

MacDonald Broadcasting Brings Seth Justice to Nights at WKCQ

MacDonald Broadcasting’s WKCQ-FM (Saginaw) has announced the hire of Seth Justice for the station’s evening shift. Justice arrives from WRKZ-FM/The Blitz (Columbus, OH). “Seth is a bright, talented up-and-comer,” said WKCQ OM Jason Adams. “In a time when it’s very challenging to find and develop the next generation of radio stars, we feel lucky to… read more

WDRQ Moves Kennedy to Afternoon Drive

Cumulus Media’s WDRQ-FM (Detroit) has moved midday personality Kevin Kennedy to afternoons.  He replaces Bill “Broadway” Bertschinger, who left the station last week.  Kennedy arrived at WDRQ in December of last year after having worked with Cumulus Detroit Director of FM Programming David Corey in Boston, doing afternoons at Country WKLB-FM for four years until… read more

NAB Opens Entries for 2022 Crystal Awards; Service to America Awards

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation has announced that entries are now being accepted for both the NAB Crystal Radio Awards as well as the 2022 Celebration of Service to America Awards. The NAB Crystal Radio Awards are presented annually at the NAB Show in Las Vegas…. read more

Hot Topic for 2022: Tech Regulation

By: Jonathan Cohen, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP My law firm partner, Jonathan Cohen, has been closely monitoring the developments in the regulation of social media and other big tech platforms by the current administration.  He offers these thoughts on likely areas of legislative and regulatory action in this area in the coming year – David… read more

SEJ Announces Diversity Fellowships for Journalists

The Society of Environmental Journalists and The Uproot Project are partnering to offer diversity fellowships (worth up to $2000) to support journalists’ attendance at #SEJ2022 in Houston. Conference Diversity Fellowships will provide: Complimentary SEJ one-year membership/renewal, if eligible ($70 value) Complimentary member-rate registration for #SEJ2022 inclusive of ticketed events ($550 value) Up to five (5)… read more