Northern Michigan / UP: October 2013 Archives

Newsmakers and links: Oct. 18, 2013

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MLive.com:

Members of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO Local 54048, which represents WNEM TV-5 employees, have voted down the latest contract offer from the television station and are organizing a campaign to make the community and advertisers aware of the labor dispute, according to a news release. The union represents 50 WNEM TV-5 employees, including photographers, editors, directors, on-air talent and engineers, according to the release.

Full story: Union representing WNEM TV-5 employees rejects contract offer (Fri, 10/18)

 


 

CNet.com:

Aereo is on its way to another major metropolitan area. The upstart service, which provides cloud-based broadcast TV service to consumers for a starting price of $8 per month, is heading to Detroit on October 28. The offering will be available across nine counties around the Motor City.

Full story: Aereo to motor into Detroit on October 28 (Fri, 10/18)

 


 

Fine Tuning:

  • Selling: Armada Media, its cluster of stations in Memominee and Marinette, WI to Radio Plus Bay Cities, LLC for price to be announced. Stations in the deal include Sports WMAM AM 570, Talk WAGN AM 1340, Country WLST-FM 95.1, Adult Hits WSFQ-FM 96.3, Olides WHYB-FM 103.7.

 

Newsmakers and links: Oct. 24, 2013

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Fine Tuning:

  • CKWW AM 580 Windsor/Detroit will once again present an annual Halloween treat by airing one of the most famous radio broadcasts of all-time on its 75th anniversary. The radio adaptation of H.G. Wells "The War of the Worlds" was directed and narrated by Orson Welles and will be presented on Thursday, October 31st at 8 PM on CKWW in its entirety, commercial-free. AM580 is proud to continue the tradition of airing the original historic broadcast every year at Halloween since the early 1990's.
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  • Sold: Door County Wisconsin Christian radio stations WPFF-FM 90.5 and WNLI-FM 88.5 by Bethesda Christian Broadcasting to Educational Media Foundation, owner of the K-Love and Air-1 services heard around the country. In addition to the two full-power stations, the deal involves FM translators in Marquette, Escanaba, Iron Mountain, and Ishpeming. Sale price was $825,000.

 

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