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iHeartMedia Detroit Crew Cycles for Make-A-Wish Foundation

This past Thursday through Saturday, iHeartMedia (Detroit) SVP/Programming and WKQI-FM Program Director Tony Travatto, Mojo In The Morning VP of Digital Impact Joey “Radio” Namou, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Ashley and iHeartMedia (Detroit) Account Executive Hassan Fawaz biked 300 miles, 100 miles a day, from Traverse City to Marshall in the single largest fundraising… read more

StoryCorps to Begin Recording Interviews with Residents of Flint on August 6

StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Flint from August 6 to September 6 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected over 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collections of human voices ever recorded. The… read more

2019 NAB Congressional PSAs – Now Available

Since 1985, NAB has hosted the Congressional PSA program in off-election years, inviting members of Congress and their families to appear in up to two 30-second television and radio PSAs. This year, more than 300 members of Congress and their family members participated in the program!  In Michigan, the following lawmakers participated: Sen. Debbie Stabenow… read more

Detroit Public Television Receives 2019 Governor’s Service Award

On July 26, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Detroit Public TV (DPTV) as the winner of a 2019 Governor’s Service Award as an Education Service Leader for its work in early childhood education, providing parents, educators and other caregivers with the skills and resources they need to prepare children for school and life. Gov. Whitmer and… read more

25 Years of Bayview Races make WPHM’s Dennis Stuckey an ‘Old Goat’

Veteran Port Huron Sportscaster Dennis Stuckey reached “Old Goat” status this July by covering his 25th Bells Beer Bayview Mackinac Sailboat Race. Those who sail in the annual Port Huron to Mackinac yacht race for a quarter-century earn the prestigious title of “Old Goat” from the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit. WPHM-AM now has an… read more

FCC Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Improvement Proposal Submitted by Broadcasters

A coalition of 82 broadcasters is asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to streamline certain Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) rules to reduce what they call “burdensome paperwork” and create a more equitable playing field. Womble Bond Dickinson telecom attorney John Garziglia is working with the group of mostly small broadcasters. Inside Radio recently discussed their… read more

Another Warning Letter on CBD Promotional Copy – and Some Ideas on Timing of Government Clarity on Rules on Legal Hemp Products

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP CBD has been a hot topic for media companies – trying to decipher what products are legal and which can be advertised. We have written a number of articles on CBD, hemp and other cannabis advertising issues (see, for instance, our articles here, here, and here). Each of these… read more

mediaBrew Closes on Acquisition of Marquette Stations

mediaBrew Communications, led by veteran radio executive Chuck Williams, has closed on the purchase of seven radio outlets and translators from Great Lakes Radio in Marquette.  The announcement was made July 31. Included in the deal were WRUP-FM (98.3), WFXD-FM (103.3) and WKQS-FM (101.9) along with four FM translators: W260AG (99.9), W248BU (97.5) W291CJ (106.1)… read more