Category: May 2021

Michigan Broadcasters Partner to Air ‘Vaccine Town Hall’ Across State

Editor’s note:  This program is now available for television and radio stations on the MAB website.  You’ll find links on the home page.  Radio and television stations throughout Michigan are setting aside competition and joining with other local broadcasters in their markets to air a special 30-minute noncommercial program entitled “Vaccine Town Hall: Answering Your… read more

Specs Howard School of Media Arts to Become Part of Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Technological University will become the new home of the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. Specs Howard has offered courses in radio and television broadcasting, graphic design, and digital media arts since 1970, and has graduated more than 15,000 alumni in these fields. Lawrence Technological University has had a relationship with the Specs Howard… read more

Michigan Radio Names Talisha Reviere-Winston as New Director of Human Resources and Finance

Michigan Radio’s Executive Director and General Manager Steve Schram announced on Monday (5/24) that Talisha Reviere-Winston will be joining the station as Director of Human Resources and Finance. She will begin her duties on June 7. As the Director of Human Resources and Finance, Talisha will lead the finance and human resource functions for Michigan… read more

Caroline Beasley Named 2021 National Radio Award Recipient

Beasley Media Group Chief Executive Officer Caroline Beasley will receive the National Radio Award during the Radio Show Opening Session on Wednesday, October 13. The Radio Show, co-produced by the Radio Advertising Bureau, will be co-located with NAB Show and held October 13-14 in Las Vegas. “We are thrilled to honor Caroline Beasley and commemorate… read more

Sanilac Broadcasting’s Eddie Fury Receives 2021 Community Mental Health Association Media Award

Sanilac Broadcasting of Sandusky (WMIC-AM/WTGV-FM/WBGV-FM) PD/Morning Host Eddie Fury has been notified that he has been recognized by the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHA) and selected for its 2021 Jim Neubacher Media Award. This honor is awarded annually to an individual(s) or media organization who demonstrates responsible reporting or otherwise shows sensitivity to… read more

Copyright Royalty Board Decision on Webcasting Royalties Expected by June 14 – What Will the Streaming Rates for 2021-2025 Be?

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The Copyright Royalty Board decision on the rates to be paid in the next 5 years by webcasters, including broadcasters who simulcast their programming on the internet, to SoundExchange for the digital public performance of sound recordings is supposed to be released by June 14.  These royalties are collected by SoundExchange from noninteractive webcasters (see… read more

Governor Accelerates State’s ‘Vacc to Normal’ Plan

On May 20, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an updated ‘Vacc to Normal’ plan, which outlines steps Michiganders can take to emerge from this pandemic. As of June 1, capacity limits will lift for outdoor events. Additionally, indoor capacity limits will increase to 50%, allowing indoor social gatherings such as weddings and funerals to move closer… read more

Join Important Statewide Immunization Town Hall Broadcast

WDIV-TV, WJBK-TV and WXYZ-TV invite you to join them in airing a noncommercial statewide immunization town hall available for airing by all Television and radio stations beginning May 27 titled “Vaccine Town Hall: Answering Your Questions.” Even though the governor has announced the expansion of gatherings and a back to work order coming soon, we… read more