Category: January 2021

Detroit SMPTE Presents ‘Adventures in Channel Combining’

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Detroit Section will host a free virtual meeting open to all members, guests and non-members on Tuesday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be “Adventures in Channel Combining.” Guest speaker is Jim Stenberg of American Tower. This presentation will familiarize the audience with some… read more

Michigan’s U.S. Senators Could Chair Committees With Dem Majority

Both of Michigan’s U.S. Senate members could end up chairing committees soon with a razor-thin majority in the chamber once Georgia’s runoff elections that were held Tuesday are certified as the two Democratic candidates there are projected as winners, according to a report in Gongwer. U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Township) is the ranking member of… read more

A Broadcaster’s 2021 Regulatory Calendar – Looking at Some of the Important Dates for the Year Ahead

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Here we are, in a new and hopefully more “normal” year – wondering what will be ahead.  Each year, at about this time, we put together a look at the regulatory dates ahead for broadcasters – or at least the primary ones that we already know.  This year is… read more

Radio Simulcast Fight Could Provide Hint at New FCC Majority’s Plans

According to a Thursday report in InsideRadio, an early test for a new Democrat-controlled Federal Communications Commission on how it will treat radio regulations may come not over a hot-button issue like radio ownership, but rather the arcane Radio Duplication Rule. That is because the decision to abolish the rule limiting station simulcasts was made… read more