Category: August 2020

MHSAA Issues New TV Broadcast Rules; No Changes for Radio

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) has notified Athletic Directors around the state that they’ve updated their rules on live video broadcast/streaming of events with limited spectatorship.  While radio rules remain the same, these changes loosen the rules for television and local over-the-air TV stations and cable channels may now broadcast games live. The… read more

Michigan Ag Today Continues Growing, Adds New Affiliates

Michigan Ag Today (MAT) announced this week that several leading radio stations have joined its growing farm radio network. These stations will bring the timely, relevant and credible programming on MAT to the farming community in north central and northwest Michigan. WMMI-AM-FM (Mt. Pleasant), added 3 MAT programs to its strong local informational programming. WBRN-AM/FM… read more

C-band Earth Station Licensee Can Elect Lump Sum Reimbursement Payments for Repacking Costs by September 14 – NAB Webinar Helps Clarify the Choice

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Many broadcasters who receive satellite-delivered programming do so through satellite dishes picking up transmissions from spectrum referred to as the C-band. Part of that spectrum is to be auctioned to wireless users for 5G service starting in December. Because of that auction, those using the band to receive satellite-delivered… read more

GOP Group Pumping $4.5 Million into Michigan for Senate Race Advertising

One Nation, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the GOP super PAC Senate Leadership Fund, reserved $4.5 million in television, radio time and cable advertising that began airing across Michigan on Wednesday (8/19), according to a report in Roll Call. It is the group’s first advertising buy this cycle in Michigan’s Senate race between incumbent Democrat Gary… read more

WWJ-AM Celebrates 100 Years On The Air!

This week, Entercom’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) celebrated a century of service to Southeast Michigan.  It was August 20, 1920 when experimental station 8MK began broadcasting and has continued to broadcast news, information, sports and entertainment each day since. Not only was WWJ Detroit’s first radio station, it was the first commercial broadcaster in the country. It… read more

Lowest Unit Rate Window for the November Election Opens on September 4 – Thoughts on Computing Your Lowest Unit Charges to Political Candidates

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP With the lowest unit charge window for the November elections going into effect on September 4, just two and a half weeks from now, we thought that it was a good idea to review the basic FCC rules and policies affecting those charges. In this election, with the Presidency and… read more

Michigan Radio’s Stateside Highlights Station Alum Jenn White

In conjunction with NPR 1A host Jenn White’s appearance as a one-day “takeover” host of  the station’s Stateside program this past Tuesday, Stateside interviewed White to talk about about her career and public radio.  White is a veteran of Michigan Radio and was longtime local host of  All Things Considered before leaving for Chicago’s WBEZ-FM… read more

WKHQ’s Robby and Rochelle Host 100th Episode of Morning Show

This past Tuesday (8/18), Robby and Rochelle (Robby Bridges and Rochelle Gagnon) hosted their 100th episode of the The 106 KHQ Morning Show on MacDonald Garber Broadcasting’s heritage Adult Top 40 WKHQ-FM (Traverse City). The duo presented highlights of their favorite moments on the show so far and featured some surprises and special guests calling… read more