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MAB to Offer Political Revenue Webinar in August

The political season is in full swing and broadcasters have the opportunity to learn about the opportunities available both for on-air and digital campaigns.  During the August Third Thursday (August 18), the MAB is offering a two-part webinar starting at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. In Part One, AdCellerant will discuss digital marketing revenue opportunities, tactics and… read more

CBS News Detroit Announces Talent Hires for WWJ-TV

CBS News Detroit, which will soon be launching a full-scale local news department, has announced the hiring of anchors Shaina Humphries and Rachelle Graham, meteorologist Ahmad Bajjey, and executive producer of community impact Amyre Makupson. CBS News Detroit is the hyper-local streaming and broadcast news service that is being built from scratch by CBS News… read more

WBET Raises Nearly $144k for United Way

Swick Broadcasting Company’s WBET-FM (Sturgis) recently wrapped up their 2022 and 13th annual St. Joseph County United Way Radiothon.  This year’s Radiothon raised a record total of $143,887! The total surpassed last year’s mark by over $12,000. Each year, WBET turns over its studio to the United Way for 18-hours, from 6 a.m. until midnight…. read more

WEYI/WSMH-TV Welcome New Chief Meteorologist Erik Kostrzewa

WEYI and WSMH-TV (Flint) has announced the arrival of new Chief Meteorologist Erik Kostrzewa.  Kostrzewa, a Michigan native who grew up in Novi, graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Engineering in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology. Prior to joining the Flint stations, he was a Meteorologist for WeatherNation, based in Denver. Kostrzewa… read more

MAB Lobbyist Firm Kelley Cawthorne Adds Three Partners to Leadership Team

Kelley Cawthorne, the Midwest’s leading multi-client lobbying firm, continued its rapid growth by announcing (7/14) the elevation of three team members to partnership status and promotion of another to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Government relations professionals Jim Kirsch, Jason Sheppard and David Hildenbrand have achieved partnership status at the firm as of July… read more

Public Performance Royalties for Comedy Recordings? – New PROs Claim that Additional Royalties Are Due

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In recent months, lawsuits have been filed against streaming audio service Pandora by comedian Lewis Black, the estate of Robin Williams and representatives of other comedians seeking public performance royalties for the underlying comedic work – not the recording of the comedy bit for which a royalty is… read more