Category: December 2019

Latest National EAS Test Results Released

The Federal Communications Commission has released a public notice (here) reporting the results of the 2019 Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System, which took place August 7.  The notice indicates that more than 84% of radio broadcasters successfully received the National Periodic Test alert, and then 82.5% of those retransmitted the code, averaging slightly… read more

The Lost Art of Air Checking

By: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting If you are a regular reader of my articles, there’s one thing you know for sure; I believe in being “brilliant with the basics.” One of the most basic (and important) jobs a PD can do is critique talent. But with today’s busy PD schedules, this often gets ignored…. read more

More on Required Public File Disclosures of Issue Ads – Comment Dates on NAB Petition for Reconsideration and Another Admonition for Inadequate Disclosures

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The FCC on Friday (11/29) issued a Public Notice seeking comment on a petition for reconsideration by the NAB and several broadcast groups seeking review of the FCC’s October decision, deemed a “clarification” of the public file disclosure rules for federal political issue ads requiring that all candidates and… read more

Legislative Leaders and Governor Read Deal on Budget

On Wednesday Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and legislative leaders were able to come to an agreement on a supplemental budget that would restore funding to some of the vetoes that occurred back in October. The deal that passed will fund high priority items such as schools and public health and safety. Pure Michigan and hospitality workforce… read more

WCZY/WMMI Record Year with ‘Fill-a-Mayflower’

Latitude Media’s WCZY-FM/WMMI-AM (Mt. Pleasant) held their annual “Fill a Mayflower” drive on November 22, raising a record number of non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations to be given to area food pantries.  The event began at 6 a.m. and continued through 6 p.m. In an article posted in the Morning Sun, station… read more

Entercom Unveils New Programming Lineup for WWJ News Radio 950

On December 2, Entercom’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) announced that the station will pair celebrated journalists and on-air hosts Jackie Paige and Jason Scott as their new afternoon drive team, effective December 9. Paige and Scott will be heard on air, weekdays from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Subsequently, on-air host Brooke Allen will continue to keep listeners… read more

WCMU Raises $65K with ‘Warm Hearts, Warm Homes’

WCMU Public Radio (Mt. Pleasant) has announced that its sixth annual Warm Hearts, Warm Homes campaign raised $65,000 during the month of November.  The campaign provides home-heating assistance programs across central and northern Michigan.  When a listener donates to WCMU during Warm Hearts, Warm Homes campaign, they trigger matching funds from Consumers Energy and Isabella… read more