Category: July 2021

Melissa Kibler Named General Manager at MacDonald Broadcasting/Lansing

InsideRadio reports that Alpha Media Amarillo, TX Market Manager Melissa Kibler is joining MacDonald Broadcasting in Lansing as General Manager. Kibler joined Alpha Media’s Amarillo cluster in 2017, having previously worked for Cumulus Media in WilkesBarre, PA. MacDonald owns eight stations in Lansing and Saginaw.  Kibler was named small market GM/Market Manager of the year… read more

WMMI/WCZY Receives Congressional Recognition

Latitude Media’s WMMI-AM/WCZY-FM (Mt. Pleasant) has received Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman John Moolenaar, in honor of receiving the 2020 Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award.  Moolenaar wrote that “under the leadership of Laurie and Bob Peters these two stations have continued to grow, providing quality entertainment and pertinent information to area residents. … read more

New Legislation to Impose Sound Recording Performance Royalty on Over-the-Air Radio – What Does It Provide and What Would the Royalty Cost?

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Last week, Congressmen Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced the American Music Fairness Act (see their Press Release for more details) which would impose a new music royalty on over-the-air radio stations.  The royalty would be payable to SoundExchange for the public performance of sound recordings.  This means… read more

WXYT-AM Becomes “1270 The Bet”

Previously airing on three Audacy-owned stations around the country, the company has expanded its Sports Betting “BetQL Network” to seven additional stations, including WXYT-AM in Detroit.  The network debuted on June 21. The company will also plan to distribute the network via affiliate opportunities with additional network providers. Details to be announced in the coming… read more