Category: October 2020

WSYM to Build Local News Staff in 2021

The E.W. Scripps Company has announced that it will expand its commitment to Michigan audiences early next year by producing its own local newscasts at WSYM-TV, its FOX affiliate in Lansing. The introduction of local news operations at WSYM builds on Scripps’ footprint across Michigan: its three markets reach approximately 81% of the state’s TV… read more

Entercom Announces New Morning Co-Hosts for WYCD, WYXT

Entercom has announced that Josh Holleman has been added as morning co-host for WYCD-FM (Detroit). He’ll join co-hosts Rachael Hunter and Steve Grunwald as part of “Josh, Rachael and Grunwald in the Morning,” weekdays from 5-10am ET, effective immediately. Holleman’s previously serving as an air personality for sister station WDZH-FM from 2015 to 2016. He… read more

WWTV/WWUP Holds Virtual JOBfest

On September 30, Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) held a virtual JOBfest on the 9&10 News Facebook page.  The JOBfest was a streaming presentation by prominent employers from across Northwestern Michigan! Viewers were invited to login to Facebook to explore new opportunities.  Participating employers include: My Green Fills/Member Boxes; Blarney Castle Oil and Propane; Northern Michigan… read more

WDET Announces Programming Changes to ‘On Point,’ Adds ‘1A’ to Schedule

WDET-FM (Detroit) has announced changes to their schedule.  The popular show On Point, produced by WBUR in Boston and broadcast every weekday on WDET and NPR stations nationwide — will now air from 10 to 11 a.m. After internal and external review with staff and listeners, WDET decided to add the show 1A to immediately… read more

Radio Hall of Fame Goes Virtual October 29, Detroit’s Donnie Simpson Among 2020 Inductees

Induction ceremonies for the 2020 Radio Hall of Fame go virtual this year with host Elvis Duran hosting the two-hour program from New York City.  This year’s inductees include Donnie Simpson, who began his career in Detroit at age 15 at WJLB.  The complete list of inductees include: Mark & Brian – KLOS-FM, Longstanding Local/Regional… read more

WKDS License Transfer Filed

A formal application for license transfer of Kalamazoo Public School’s WKDS-FM to Western Michigan University was filed October 5 at the FCC.  This follows a meeting held April 30 when the Kalamazoo Public Schools board voted to sell the district’s radio station to Western Michigan University, who presently operate WMUK-FM. WMUK began operating the station… read more

FCC Announces Plans to Authorize All-Digital AM Radio at October 27 Open Meeting

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The FCC this week released its agenda for its October 27 open meeting.  At that meeting the FCC will consider a number of issues of relevance to broadcasters, including enhanced white space use in the TV band and an expansion of the requirement for audio description of video programming. … read more

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear FCC Appeal to Deregulate Broadcast Ownership

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal by broadcasters and the FCC of an appeals court’s rejection of the regulatory commission’s most recent attempt to deregulate broadcast ownership, according to a recent report in Broadcasting+Cable. In April, broadcasters and newspaper publishers petitioned the nation’s high court to review the Third Circuit Court of… read more