Category: Front Page

Michigan Literacy Crisis Explored in New Documentary from WKAR

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has debuted a new documentary, Right to Read, which presents the moving story of Michigan families attempting to secure the right to read for their children.  Faced with challenging circumstances — like social inequity, Michigan’s Read by Grade Three law, and limited access to books — parents, educators and experts… read more

FCC Implements Supreme Court Order Reinstating 2017 Ownership Rule Changes, and Asks for Updating of Record of 2018 Quadrennial Review

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The Newspaper Broadcast Cross-Ownership Rule is Finally Dead – And More Ownership Rule Changes – Including for Radio – Are to be Considered Last Friday, the FCC took two actions on broadcast ownership resulting from the recent Supreme Court decision (about which we wrote here) upholding changes to the ownership rules that the… read more

Jacobs Media Announces Public Radio Tech Survey 2021

Michigan-based Jacobs Media is planning its annual Public Radio Tech survey (PRTS) in conjunction with PRPD (Public Radio Program Directors Association). The survey will take place from late June through July.  . “The goal of these PRTS studies is to help public radio stations better understand the impact change and disruption have on their operations… read more

NAB’s Service to America Award Special Offered to Stations

For the second year, The Celebration of Service to America Awards will return as a broadcast radio and television special to premiere on July 10, 2021, at 7 p.m. ET. In partnership with Trailer Park Group, Disney Media Networks and Nielsen, the NAB Leadership Foundation will provide a broadcast-quality pre-recorded special showcasing excellence in community… read more

Darrin Rockcole Returns to WILX

Former WILX-TV Chief Meteorologist, Darrin Rockcole, who retired from the station in June of 2020, is returning on a freelance basis. Rockcole will be working as Weekend Meteorologist on News 10 Today Weekend Edition 6 a.m.  – 8 a.m., News 10 at 6 p.m., and News 10 at 11 p.m. “We appreciate Darrin helping cover… read more

PILOT Opening Application Window for 2021 Innovation Challenge

Challenge winners will showcase working prototype at 2021 NAB Show in Las Vegas Proposal deadline set for 5 p.m. ET on July 9 PILOT, the NAB’s technology innovation initiative, will be accepting submissions for the PILOT Innovation Challenge through 5 p.m. ET on July 9. The program will provide mentorship and promotion to winning proposals,… read more

Cadillac-Based TV Network NewsNet Wins National Award

NewsNet, America’s first 24/7 news headline diginet, was recognized last week for its exceptional news promotion efforts at this year’s national Broadcast Production Awards. The network, which is based in Cadillac but broadcasts over-the-air in more than 50 markets across the country, was awarded for the “Best Promotional Spot for News or Sports” for its… read more