Category: 2021

Advisory: Stations Should Check With Web/IT Providers on New Apache Vulnerability

Member stations are advised to check with their IT, web and cloud services providers to be certain they are patched for a new Apache vulnerability.  The vulnerability, first discovered late last week, is severe because it is in a system that underlies most company systems around the world, and has been in use for decades. … read more

Townsquare Grand Rapids Ups Ken Evans to Director of Content

Ken Evans will now serve as Director of Content for Townsquare Media Grand Rapids, effective immediately. In his new role, Evans will oversee all of the on-air and online content creators in the market for Active Rock WGRD-FM, Hot AC WLHT-FM, Classic Hits WFGR-FM, Adult Contemporary WTRV-FM and Hip Hop WNWZ. “Ken’s leadership was evident… read more

Hyper-Local News Coming to WWJ-TV in 2022

WWJ-TV (CBS 62), the ViacomCBS-owned station in Detroit, will build from scratch a full-scale, hyper-local news department in 2022. The announcement was made December 14 by Wendy McMahon, President, and Co-Head, CBS News and Stations; Adrienne Roark, President, CBS Stations; and Brian Watson, Vice President and General Manager of WWJ-TV and sister station WKBD-TV (CW50)…. read more

iHeart West Michigan Raises $490,377 For Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

On December 9 and 10, iHeartMedia’s STAR 105.7 (WSRW-FM) and B-93 (WBCT-FM) aired the 22nd Annual Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Radiothon, sharing patient stories about how The Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital annual fund supports over 20 different programs like the center for child protection, the Pediatric Oncology Resource Team (P.O.R.T.), the Peter and Joan Secchia… read more

Record Amount Raised At WJR SAY Detroit 10th Annual Radiothon

On December 9, Cumulus Media’s WJR-AM (Detroit) presented its 10th Annual SAY Detroit Radiothon, hosted by Mitch Albom. The live broadcast originated from the Somerset Collection in Troy. The 15-hour event (6 a.m. – 9 p.m.) gathered a record $1,650,540 through donations, auctioned items and purchased autographed memorabilia. All proceeds went directly to charity —… read more

Auction of New Over-the-Air Full-Power TV Stations to Occur in 2022 – First New TV Stations in More than a Decade

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP An auction of construction permits for 27 new TV stations is scheduled to occur in June 2022, as we noted in one of our weekly updates on regulatory activities for broadcasters.  This auction will be the first auction of new TV channels in over a decade – and the first in over… read more