Category: April 2021

Missing Music On Streamed TV Programs Highlights Rights Issues for Podcasters and Video Producers

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Last week, the NY Times ran an interesting article, here, about how many old TV programs now available on streaming services are missing music that was featured on the original broadcast.  This was because when the music rights were initially purchased,  their use was limited to over-the-air broadcasts or… read more

6 Tips to Better Programming

By: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting 1. LOCAL YES, BUT BEING “GOOD” IS MORE IMPORTANT. Talk about people, places and events. Take advantage of traffic reports to sound local. “The accident is at Main and Second, right in front of McDonalds.” Being local is important but being good is key. Always strive for the best… read more

FREE WEBINAR: Jacobs Media to Present the Techsurvey 2021 Results, Sponsored by Veritone

Jacobs Media will present its Techsurvey 2021 results in a free webinar on Thursday, May 6, at 2 p.m. Eastern, sponsored by Veritone. This year’s annual study, “Radio in the Year of COVID,” is comprised of more than 42,000 core radio listeners from 470 participating stations and charts the impact of COVID-19 and its disruptive… read more

Mike Schram Joins WILX as News Director

Veteran News Director Mike Schram has joined Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) as News Director, effective May 3. A graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, he started his career in broadcast journalism as a newscast producer at WLNS-TV in Lansing. He then spent several years as a producer at sister Gray station WJRT-TV (Flint). … read more

Kresge Foundation Joins Listeners to Fund New Transmitter for WDET

On April 22, the Kresge Foundation and Wayne State University’s WDET-FM (Detroit) announced a foundation grant to replace the station’s aging and failing transmitter to ensure over-the-air broadcasts for years to come. Station general manager Mary Zatina said that Kresge’s grant of $150,000 complements more than one thousand donations, large and small, raised from generous… read more