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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

Robert Liggett Jr. Scholarship Announced

Radio station entrepreneur and former Big Boy restaurant chain owner Robert Liggett Jr. died July 12, 2019 at 76 years old. Liggett was born in 1943 in Beaumont, Texas, and lived most of his life in Michigan. He began working at a radio station at age 14, gearing up for a long career that led… read more

WDET Hires Civic Reporter to Cover City Meetings with Detroit Documenters

WDET-FM, Detroit’s public radio station, has announced the hiring of Eleanore Catolico as Civic Reporter, working with Citizen Detroit, Outlier Media and WDET’s Detroit Documenters program to report on public meetings and related city activity. The Documenters program recruits area residents to attend meetings and take notes on matters of public interest. The program trains… read more

Brian Hatfield Joins MacDonald Broadcasting as Operations Director

Veteran radio programmer and Michigan native Brian Hatfield has been appointed Operations Director for MacDonald Broadcasting in Saginaw effective immediately. He also becomes Program Director for Country WKCQ-FM, while overseeing operations of Adult Hits WMJO-FM and AC simulcast partners WSAM-AM and WSAG-FM. Most recently, he headed Hatfield Media and was National Sales Director for the… read more

WCRZ Roof Sit 2019 Nets $48,000

Townsquare Media’s Cars 108 WCRZ-FM (Flint) held its 4th annual three-day “Roof Sit” for the Whaley Children’s Center July 17-19 at a Grand Blanc McDonald’s restaurant.  Despite temperatures in the low to mid 90s, morning personalities Pat and A.J., along with Mindy Williams, CEO of the Whaley Children’s Center were on the roof from 6… read more

WKHM Raises Nearly $7K for Jackson Area Charities

Jackson Radio Works’ WKHM-FM (K-105.3) and WKHM-AM (NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM) held their annual Live Radio Charity Auction on this past Tuesday, July 23 from 7 to 10 a.m.  Forty-one area businesses and individuals participated by donating items for listeners to place bids on by calling in to the radio stations. Sixty-eight total auction items included both fun… read more