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Urgent: DHS Site Access Letters for Michigan Broadcasters

Tom Bosscher
 

Very important email from the MAB.  Watch the underlined sentence that explains that local law does not have to honor these letters.

Tom Bosscher


-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Urgent: DHS Site Access Letters for Michigan Broadcasters
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:22:27 -0400
From: Karole White (MAB) <kwhitemab@...>
Reply-To: dkelley@...
To: Dan Kelley <dkelley@...>


March 19, 2020


Dear Michigan Broadcasters:

What a time for our industry to shine.  Thank you for the terrific job you are doing to make this terrible situation better for the Michigan Public through your local coverage of the Coronavirus.

IMPORTANT: Attached are two letters from the Department of Homeland Security's Cyber-Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) which are meant for you to facilitate access to your studios and transmitters if there are more government mandated closures due to Covid-19.  Road closures could be ordered and large area of your community quarantined.  One letter addresses access, the other letter addresses fuel. Please only share these letters with key personnel who may use them in the line of duty in keeping the station on the air and to get messages out about the ongoing health crisis. 

Please also be aware of a federal law that allows broadcasters on-going access to their facilities. 42 U.S.C. § 5189e (a)(1)(A)(i) and (b) defines broadcasters as "essential service providers".  The statute allows essential service providers access to their places of operation in order to "respond to an emergency or major disaster".  This means that essential station personnel and only essential personnel required to keep the station on the air and information flowing should be allowed access to their studios, transmitters, towers, and other places of business for purposes of communicating with the public.  This however is a federal level law.  Local law enforcement does not have to honor these letters or the federal law.  The MAB is working with the Governor’s office, MSP and The Michigan Association of Emergency Managers to ratify the Essential Service Provider designation for broadcasters here in Michigan. 

 

We recommend that, essential personnel carry station identification with them.  If asked, they should say they are a broadcast employee traveling to the station, which is an essential service provider under federal law and which is required to provide EAS information to the public.  They can also display the attached letters.  We also recommend that stations stay in contact with local Emergency Management Directors and send them a copy of the Homeland Security letters as soon as you can.  

 

The MAB has a Michigan specific webpage on Coronavirus for members.  It has state resources, PSA’s, social media posts and story ideas that you may use in your local coverage of COVID 19 showing the wonderful things neighbors and businesses are doing to help one another.  Visit http://michmab.com

 

Please send your special coverage on COVID-19 to us. Send copies of your TV and Radio coverage, photos and news releases on Coronavirus.  We need all we can get to show how responsive you have been to this state emergency.  

 

In the coming weeks, with the help of Michigan’s top State Associations we are launching a section on our COVID-19  webpage containing story ideas from around the state of how people are helping people, how companies are standing behind their employees and business is surviving while helping others. We hope this will help to change the narrative so their will be more confidence in the economy coming out of our current emergency which will not only help the economy recover faster but will help to bring back our own business. 

 

Stay Healthy,

Karole L. White
President/ CEO
karolewhite@...

Upcoming Event: SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thu, 03/19/2020 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SBE102 Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, 19 March 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine

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Description: Due to the concerns of the Corona virus, and the fact that we meet at a public buffet, it has been decided to cancel the March and April meetings of the SBE 102 Monthly

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Reminder: SBE102 Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, 19 March 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT-04:00) America/New York

Where:SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine

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Description: Due to the concerns of the Corona virus, and the fact that we meet at a public buffet, it has been decided to cancel the March and April meetings of the SBE 102 Monthly

Upcoming Event: SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thu, 02/27/2020 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SBE102 Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, 27 February 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine

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Description: This will be a special SBE 102 luncheon. We moved it back to the 4th Thursday so Dave Grant can attend.
Dave is leaving us to move to Dallas Texas. Something about the weather.
Please make a special attempt to make this lunch and say goodbye to Dave Grant and to thank him for his decades of work for the SBE.

SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine 12 noon

Upcoming Event: SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thu, 02/27/2020 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SBE102 Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, 27 February 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine

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Description: This will be a special SBE 102 luncheon. We moved it back to the 4th Thursday so Dave Grant can attend.
Dave is leaving us to move to Dallas Texas. Something about the weather.
Please make a special attempt to make this lunch and say goodbye to Dave Grant and to thank him for his decades of work for the SBE.

SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine 12 noon

Monthly meeting pushed back one week..

Tom Bosscher
 

Normally you would be getting the automated announcement of the SBE luncheon this week. (On the 3rd Thursday of the moth).

The meeting has been pushed back to next week Thursday, February 27.

This will be a special luncheon as we say good bye to Dave Grant, who is moving to Dallas.

Dave has been a key person for us in the SBE in Grand Rapids. I'm sure he has been the certification officer for at least two decades, if not three.

Please put February 27 at 12 noon at the Golden Corral at 12 noon on your calendar.





Tom Bosscher

Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [SBE102] Western MI RMT test from WSRW?

BASS, RICH
 

All,

WSRW FM did not send a RMT 1/16/2020 due to a scheduling oversight. We have addressed the issue by using email reminders to our staff so this does not

happen again.

 

 

From: SBE102@groups.io <SBE102@groups.io> On Behalf Of George Lake
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 4:36 PM
To: SBE102@groups.io
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [SBE102] Western MI RMT test from WSRW?

 

We also did not receive the RWT from WSRW last week.

 

On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 11:17 AM Dave Spoelhof <DAVE.SPOELHOF@...> wrote:

Did WSRW send the RMT on 1/16/20 @ 10:47 am?  We did not receive it at WVHF.

 

Thanks!

 

Dave <><


David R Spoelhof, Chief Operator & Engineer

Holy Family Radio, Grand Rapids, MI

WVHF & W252DG, WVAV, WSPB, WLCV

810-348-2369, Cellular

616-361-0033, Office


 

--

George A Lake
Chief Engineer

91.3 WCSG
1159 E Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-5898
Office 616-942-1500 x2866

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Re: Western MI RMT test from WSRW?

George Lake
 

We also did not receive the RWT from WSRW last week.


On Mon, Jan 20, 2020 at 11:17 AM Dave Spoelhof <DAVE.SPOELHOF@...> wrote:
Did WSRW send the RMT on 1/16/20 @ 10:47 am?  We did not receive it at WVHF.

Thanks!

Dave <><

David R Spoelhof, Chief Operator & Engineer
Holy Family Radio, Grand Rapids, MI
WVHF & W252DG, WVAV, WSPB, WLCV
810-348-2369, Cellular
616-361-0033, Office



--
George A Lake
Chief Engineer

91.3 WCSG
1159 E Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525-5898
Office 616-942-1500 x2866

Western MI RMT test from WSRW?

Dave Spoelhof
 

Did WSRW send the RMT on 1/16/20 @ 10:47 am?  We did not receive it at WVHF.

Thanks!

Dave <><

David R Spoelhof, Chief Operator & Engineer
Holy Family Radio, Grand Rapids, MI
WVHF & W252DG, WVAV, WSPB, WLCV
810-348-2369, Cellular
616-361-0033, Office

Upcoming Event: SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thu, 01/16/2020 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SBE102 Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, 16 January 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine

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Description: SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine 12 noon

Upcoming Event: SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thu, 01/16/2020 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SBE102 Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, 16 January 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine

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Description: SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine 12 noon

Upcoming Event: SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thu, 12/19/2019 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SBE102 Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, 19 December 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine

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Description: SBE 102 Holiday meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine 12 noon . Very Special Meeting.
I've heard from our illustrious leader that this coming SBE 102 lunch get together at 12:00 noon at the Golden Corral on Alpine this Thursday, December 19, will be our annual Holiday get together.

If you have worked 45 hours by Thursday at 11 am, you deserve a break.

If you've been called out on a weekend in the last year, you deserve a break.

If you've had management with a pay grade above yours ask you to make an announcement that you are off the air, you deserve a break.

You don't have to be a member of the SBE to attend. We let anyone in.

Someone asked, are we going to pull names for our prize closet leftovers?

We can. Bring the coffee mugs, the baseball caps, the leftover TCR-100, the tickets to a condo in Hawaii.

Maybe we can convince Santa Grant to host the give-aways, using his not-so-lovely assistant.

Do yourself a favor and show up this Thursday. Raid the prize closet, the back room, and come on down and join the rest of us.


For Sir Mark Wittkoski,

Re: Holiday get together, this Thursday at 12 noon.

Andy Low
 

I will try to be there with a handful of gifts, as long as I survive the rally tonight in BC...


On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 4:08 PM Dave Grant <dave.grant@...> wrote:
I can confirm that Santa Grant raided the prize closet so there will be lots of fabulous, never before seen gifts to be handed out!

Dave Grant
Regional Director of Engineering
Cumulus Radio Station Group | Grand Rapids
O: 616.855.8305
M: 616.304.2468

Dave.Grant@...

-----Original Message-----
From: SBE102@groups.io [mailto:SBE102@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Bosscher
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:52 PM
To: sbe102@groups.io
Subject: [SBE102] Holiday get together, this thursday at 12 noon.

I've heard from our illustrious leader that this coming SBE 102 lunch get together at 12:00 noon at the Golden Corral on Alpine this Thursday, December 19, will be our annual Holiday get together.

If you have worked 45 hours by Thursday at 11 am, you deserve a break.

If you've been called out on a weekend in the last year, you deserve a break.

If you've had management with a pay grade above yours ask you to make an announcement that you are off the air, you deserve a break.

You don't have to be a member of the SBE to attend. We let anyone in.

Someone asked, are we going to pull names for our prize closet leftovers?

We can. Bring the coffee mugs, the baseball caps, the leftover TCR-100, the tickets to a condo in Hawaii.

Maybe we can convince Santa Grant to host the give-aways, using his not-so-lovely assistant.

Do yourself a favor and show up this Thursday. Raid the prize closet, the back room, and come on down and join the rest of us.


For Sir Mark Wittkoski,







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-Antony "Andy" Low
Midwest Communications
Office: (269)488-3824

Re: Holiday get together, this Thursday at 12 noon.

Dave Grant
 

I can confirm that Santa Grant raided the prize closet so there will be lots of fabulous, never before seen gifts to be handed out!

Dave Grant
Regional Director of Engineering
Cumulus Radio Station Group | Grand Rapids
O: 616.855.8305
M: 616.304.2468

Dave.Grant@...

-----Original Message-----
From: SBE102@groups.io [mailto:SBE102@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Bosscher
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:52 PM
To: sbe102@groups.io
Subject: [SBE102] Holiday get together, this thursday at 12 noon.

I've heard from our illustrious leader that this coming SBE 102 lunch get together at 12:00 noon at the Golden Corral on Alpine this Thursday, December 19, will be our annual Holiday get together.

If you have worked 45 hours by Thursday at 11 am, you deserve a break.

If you've been called out on a weekend in the last year, you deserve a break.

If you've had management with a pay grade above yours ask you to make an announcement that you are off the air, you deserve a break.

You don't have to be a member of the SBE to attend. We let anyone in.

Someone asked, are we going to pull names for our prize closet leftovers?

We can. Bring the coffee mugs, the baseball caps, the leftover TCR-100, the tickets to a condo in Hawaii.

Maybe we can convince Santa Grant to host the give-aways, using his not-so-lovely assistant.

Do yourself a favor and show up this Thursday. Raid the prize closet, the back room, and come on down and join the rest of us.


For Sir Mark Wittkoski,







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Re: Holiday get together, this thursday at 12 noon.

Tom Bosscher
 

Gary,

From all of us in the west Michigan area, thank you for the note, and the leadership from you. We'll have an extra piece of some high cuisine item in your name !

Tom Bosscher



On 12/17/2019 4:00 PM, Gary Blivernicht via Groups.Io wrote:
I don't usually make it to GR for the SBE meetings.  And, unfortunately won't be able to make this one either due to scheduling conflict.

I wish you all a great lunch, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

Re: Holiday get together, this thursday at 12 noon.

Gary Blivernicht
 

I don't usually make it to GR for the SBE meetings.  And, unfortunately won't be able to make this one either due to scheduling conflict.

I wish you all a great lunch, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.



On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 02:52:31 PM EST, Tom Bosscher <tom@...> wrote:


I've heard from our illustrious leader that this coming SBE 102 lunch
get together at 12:00 noon at the Golden Corral on Alpine this Thursday,
December 19, will be our annual Holiday get together.

If you have worked 45 hours by Thursday at 11 am, you deserve a break.

If you've been called out on a weekend in the last year, you deserve a
break.

If you've had management with a pay grade above yours ask you to make an
announcement that you are off the air, you deserve a break.

You don't have to be a member of the SBE to attend. We let anyone in.

Someone asked, are we going to pull names for our prize closet leftovers?

We can. Bring the coffee mugs, the baseball caps, the leftover TCR-100,
the tickets to a condo in Hawaii.

Maybe we can convince Santa Grant to host the give-aways, using his
not-so-lovely assistant.

Do yourself a favor and show up this Thursday. Raid the prize closet,
the back room, and come on down and join the rest of us.


For Sir Mark Wittkoski,







Holiday get together, this thursday at 12 noon.

Tom Bosscher
 

I've heard from our illustrious leader that this coming SBE 102 lunch get together at 12:00 noon at the Golden Corral on Alpine this Thursday, December 19, will be our annual Holiday get together.

If you have worked 45 hours by Thursday at 11 am, you deserve a break.

If you've been called out on a weekend in the last year, you deserve a break.

If you've had management with a pay grade above yours ask you to make an announcement that you are off the air, you deserve a break.

You don't have to be a member of the SBE to attend. We let anyone in.

Someone asked, are we going to pull names for our prize closet leftovers?

We can. Bring the coffee mugs, the baseball caps, the leftover TCR-100, the tickets to a condo in Hawaii.

Maybe we can convince Santa Grant to host the give-aways, using his not-so-lovely assistant.

Do yourself a favor and show up this Thursday. Raid the prize closet, the back room, and come on down and join the rest of us.


For Sir Mark Wittkoski,

EAS Required Monthly Test was not sent

Mike Maciejewski
 

WLHT-FM was scheduled to originate the RMT on 12/16/19 at 1:47am. 

Due to operator error the test was not sent. 


Mike Maciejewski

Market Technology Manager

 

Townsquare Media

WFGR, WGRD, WLHT, WNWZ, WTRV

37 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 500

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

 

(616) 633-7703


Upcoming Event: SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thu, 12/19/2019 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SBE102 Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, 19 December 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine

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Upcoming Event: SBE102 Monthly Meeting - Thu, 11/21/2019 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: SBE102 Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, 21 November 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT-05:00) America/New York

Where:SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine

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Description: SBE 102 Monthly meeting, Golden Coral, Alpine 12 noon