Category: 2017

WSGW Raises Nearly $50K for Rescue Mission

Alpha Media’s WSGW-AM/FM (Saginaw) raised $49,380 on December 13 for the City Rescue Mission with its 12th Annual “Sharing Hope” Radiothon.  This exceeded the event’s goal of $45,000! From 5:30 a.m. through 6:00 p.m., stations asked listeners to prayerfully consider making a $30 gift which is enough to provide for a night of hope and… read more

Request Filed for Rehearing of Court Decision on Multilingual EAS Alerts

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, BroadcastLawBlog.com As we wrote here, a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently reached a 2-1 decision upholding the FCC’s decision to not impose obligations on broadcasters to broadcast multilingual EAS alerts. However, MMTC, the public interest group seeking the imposition of… read more

Broadcaster Bill Thompson Hangs Up His Headphones

On December 12, longtime Michigan broadcaster Bill Thompson, surrounded by family, friends and colleagues, celebrated a 40-year radio career with a retirement party in Lansing. Thompson’s career began as a weekend announcer and DJ at WFYC-AM (Alma) in 1975 and after graduation from Central Michigan University in 1978, moved on to WSOO-AM (Sault Ste. Marie) as… read more

The Robinson Report: The Interview

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media “Don’t ever do an interview … make it a conversation.” That’s the advice Jack Paar gave to Dick Cavett. It almost seems… read more