Issue #77 October 5 , 2017 | View online
Top of the News:

* Time is running out to be a part of the Fall Career Fairs
* Bill to Ban Medical Marijuana Billboard Advertising Passes Committee
* Alpha Media's Gordon in NABEF Webcast
* MAB Will Offer Two Free Webinars with David   Oxenford in November
* Preparing Future Broadcasters: WDIV's Mara   MacDonald will Address Students as BCBC'17 Keynote   Speaker

All this and more below
October 10: Repacking Transition Progress Report Due
October 10: Issues/Programs List for Q3-2017 Due in                               Public Inspection File
October 10: Children's Television Reports Due
October 10: Class A Television Station Documentation Due



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FCC Reminder to Video Programming Distributors - Including Broadcasters - on Accessibility Obligations
By: David Oxenford, 
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP,
With the recent hurricanes and the tragedy in Las Vegas, the FCC Public Notice issued last week reminding all video programmers of the importance of making emergency information accessible to all viewers seems very timely.
Read more here...

State/Legistlative Update

Bill to Ban Medical Marijuana Billboard Advertising Passes Committee
The Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation that bans billboard advertising for medical marijuana.   Read more here...

Federal/Congressional Update

FCC Chair Calls on Apple to Activate FM Chips
According to a report in InsideRadio, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called for Apple to activate the inactive FM chips in the company's iPhones to promote public safety. Read more here...

FCC Considers Dropping Paper Copy Rule
The FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that eliminates rules requiring broadcast and cable entities to keep paper copies of FCC rules.   Read more here...

Alpha Media's Gordon in NABEF Webcast
Caleb Gordon, Market Engineer for Alpha Media's Saginaw cluster, recently co-hosted an NAB Education Foundation webcast for its Technology Apprenticeship Program.  Read more here...

Bar Retires from WXYZ-TV
Glenn Bar, Senior Executive Producer at WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has retired.  Bar joined the station in 1985 as an intern and, for the next three decades, steadily rose through the ranks, from production assistant to writer, then producer and, in 2003, he was named Assistant News Director.  Read more here...

Cumulus Re-Signs Robby Bridges in Detroit
Cumulus Media has announced that it has re-signed Robby Bridges as Director of FM Programming in Detroit.  Bridges oversees WDRQ-FM, WDVD-FM, Classic Country WDRQ-HD2 and is also heard afternoons on WDVD.  Read more here...

Regular Television Viewing Up by an Hour
A new study by JD Power shows that while consumers are satisfied with over-the-top streaming TV services compared with traditional cable TV offerings, they also are spending nearly an hour more a week watching regularly scheduled programming than they did two years ago Read more here...

WYCD Teams Up With Red Cross
CBS Radio's WYCD-FM (Detroit) has teamed up with the American Red Cross, supporting  its blood drive efforts for those who were injured in the Las Vegas and in need of support elsewhere.   Read more here...

Webinar: The Changing Face of the FCC's EEO Rule in 2017 (October 18)

While the FCC's paperwork-intensive EEO Rule hasn't changed in more than a decade, the FCC's interpretation of what it requires continues to evolve. In this webinar, Pillsbury's Lauren Lynch Flick , part of the Pillsbury legal team that successfully challenged the two prior iterations of the FCC's EEO Rule on constitutional grounds, provides an overview of the current EEO Rule, including the increased flexibility broadcasters have recently been given in meeting their EEO obligations, the FCC's latest EEO enforcement actions and the prospects for streamlining the EEO Rule's paperwork burdens in a deregulatory FCC.

Wednesday, October, 18, 2017
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. ET

MAB Member cost: FREE!!!

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Webinar: P1 Learning's MAB Fall Enrollment: Time Management with Speed (October 31)

  In this 30-minute webinar, P1 Learning CEO, Speed Marriott, will provide you with a three tiered system for making the most of your time. We are all granted the same 24/7 week, but it's what you do with your time that counts. In addition to registering for this webinar, we'll also update your information for the  MAB's free online on-demand training campus from P1 Learning. So congrats, you'll be accomplishing two tasks at once!

Tuesday, October, 31, 2017
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. ET

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David Oxenford
MAB Will Offer Two Free Webinars with David Oxenford in November

The Online Public File Is Coming for All Radio Stations March 1 - Will You Be Ready?

November 9, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET 
On March 1, 2018, all radio stations (both commercial and noncommercial) will be required to have fully activated their FCC-hosted online public inspection file. Do you know what is required to be in compliance with the FCC rules?  Click here to learn more.

Preparing for the 2018 Elections - Refresher on the FCC Rules on Political Broadcasting

November 30, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m. ET

With all of the seats in the US House of Representatives up for grabs, and several likely battles for Senate seats, as well as many state and local elections, 2018 is bound to be a very active year for political broadcasting.   Click here to learn more.  

P1 Learning Training Course: 
Negotiating: 09. Evaluating Your Performance

Course Description: Great, you've reached an agreement! Now, before you go on your celebratory vacation, you need to evaluate your performance. This will allow you to bring the lessons from this time to the table next time. We'll go through the questions you should ask yourself in several different areas, and then close with some final tips.   Click here to log in and watch this course...

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40 Years Later Sales Managers Are Still Making This Silly Mistake
By: Chris Lytle, Content Developer

As a young sales manager, I actually said this in a sales meeting: "We have a new salesperson starting next week. Her name is Andrea. I need all of you to give up five accounts from your lists so I can create a new list for her.   Read more here...

The Robinson Report:
The $2.5 Million Day
By: Kevin Robinson
Robinson Media

July 5, 2008.

The Williams sisters had three short hours for both their emotions and muscles to recover.  Previously that morning, Venus dispatched Serena in short order for her fifth Wimbledon Singles Title Read more here...
5 Things to Remember When Repurposing Your Radio Station's On-Air Content as Podcasts
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Stratagies

For most commercial radio stations, the first step into the world of podcasting is to take their on-air content and publish it online as a podcast. Unfortunately, in most cases, it's not just simply a matter of uploading a straight recording of a five-hour show.   Read more here...
Preparing Future Broadcasters: WDIV's Mara MacDonald will Address Students as BCBC'17 Keynote Speaker
The MAB Foundation is excited to announce that Mara MacDonald, Reporter at WDIV-TV (Detroit), will address students as the Keynote Speaker at this year's Broadcast Career Builder Conference (BCBC) on November 10.   Read more here...
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WKAR Announces NewsTalk and New Programming
WKAR Public Media from Michigan State University has announced the launch of WKAR NewsTalk, a fresh radio lineup of new shows and longtime favorites for newshounds, talk radio junkies and global citizens of Michigan's Capital Region Read more here...

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October 18: Webinar: The Changing Face of the FCC's EEO Rule in 2017 . (1 p.m.)

October 18: Career & Networking Fair,  Western Michigan University

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October 26: Career & Networking Fair,  Specs Howard School of Media Arts

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