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Patti Taylor Named Director of Sales at Beasley Media Group Detroit

On April 29, Beasley Media Group announced that Patti Taylor has been named Director of Sales at the company’s Detroit-based properties, including WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM, WDMK-FM, WMGC-FM and the Praise Network. Taylor most recently served as the General Sales Manager of the Motor City-based radio cluster. Previously, she was Sales Manager at both WCSX-FM and WRIF-FM… read more

FCC Rules for All-Digital AM Radio Become Effective – Will There Be a Flood of Applications?

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The FCC’s order adopted in late October authorizing AM stations to voluntarily convert to operations in a fully-digital mode became effective yesterday when the approval of its information-collection obligations under the Paperwork Reduction Act was announced in the Federal Register.  This means that AM stations can opt for full-digital operations, which many have argued will… read more

RTDNA Report Finds 2020 was a Dangerous Year for Journalists; Calls on Congress to Journalist Protection Act, Right to Record Police Act

During the past year, the job of seeking and reporting the truth became increasingly dangerous, according to a study released Wednesday by the Radio Television Digital News Association. Journalists were threatened, assaulted and arrested at an alarming rate while on the job and faced unprecedented levels of verbal and physical violence at the hands of… read more

Michigan Treasury: Forgiven Paycheck Protection Loans Won’t Be Taxed

Taxpayers who accepted federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans will not be taxed on loans forgiven through that program, according to a press release last week from the Michigan Department of Treasury. As outlined in a notice issued by the state Treasury Department, the state of Michigan will fully conform to the federal tax treatment… read more

Michigan Broadcasters Invited to Next Alabama Engineering Webinar with Shane Toven

The Alabama Broadcasters Association invites Michigan broadcasters to participate free in their monthly engineering webinar series.  The next webinar will be held Tuesday, May 18 starting at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time and will feature Shane Toven senior broadcast engineer for Educational Media Foundation and is responsible for engineering R&D for the K-LOVE and Air1 broadcast… read more

WCSX’s Big Jim’s House ‘Ultimate Restaurant Road Trip’ Benefits Vets Returning Home

Beasley Media Group’s 94.7 WCSX-FM Morning Show Personalities Big Jim & Ryan from Big Jim’s House drove 300 miles on an “Ultimate Restaurant Road Trip” from Detroit to St. Ignace on Thursday (4/29) to help raise money to help provide meals for Veterans returning home from military service. Over the past three months, Big Jim’s… read more

WKAR to Present ‘Year of Global Africa’

Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences and WKAR-TV are collaborating with MSU’s African Studies Center to present the documentary “Year of Global Africa.”  The documentary film effort is a two-year celebration of MSU’s connection and cooperation with institutions, government bodies and communities locally and in Africa in various areas of research, teaching and… read more