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It is with a sad heart that the MAB pass on the news that MAB Past President (1974) Peter Kizer passed away August 24, 2016 at the age of 86.
Mr. Kizer was one of the founders of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NAPTE), former owner of Federal Broadcasting, which owed WWJ-AM Radio along with 8 other TV and radio stations and former General Manager of Channel 4 Detroit (then WWJ-TV).
He is the beloved husband of 59 years to Kay Kizer. Loving father of James (Rebecca) Kizer, Robert (Joel Cheng) Kizer and Jennifer (Don) Fuller. Grandfather of David, Kathryn, Nathaniel, Patrick, Abigail (Jon), Eleanor (Mike), Christopher, Blair (Tim), Matthew and Nicholas.
Mr. Kizer was born in Princeton, Illinois on November 19, 1929. He was a former resident of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and most recently was living in Naples, Florida.
A Memorial service will be held at 10 AM, Wednesday, August 31 at Northbrook Presbyterian Church, 22055 W. 14 Mile Road (at Lahser Rd.), Beverly Hills, Michigan. Memorial contributions can be made to Evans Scholars Foundation.
Stations: The FCC has released a new EAS Handbook (2016 Edition). A copy of the Handbook must be located at normal duty positions or EAS equipment locations when an operator is required to be on duty and be immediately available to staff responsible for administering EAS tests.
Download here: http://buff.ly/2bPW98j
The FCC recently released changes that may require some stations to update their present EAS equipment. The changes go into effective July 30.
For a summary of these changes, click here.
SAGE USERS: Note This Firmware Update
Sage Alerting Systems has released a mandatory firmware update for its Sage Digital ENDEC model 3644. This update will enable users to comply with the Federal Communications Commission’s Sixth Report and Order on the Emergency Alerting System, involving the national location code and NPT event processing. You must install the update to continue to receive IPAWS messages. Compliance with Part 11 rules requires implementation by July 30.
As part of the MAB Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, August 30-31, we're happy to announce that Tim Skubick, 46-year veteran senior capitol correspondent and host of the award-winning public broadcasting show Off The Record since 1972, will join the our line of speakers.
Guests include: Zoe Clark, Michigan Radio; Chad Livengood, Detroit News; and Chuck Stokes, WXYZ-TV.
Details: With Michigan "in play" in the presidential sweepstakes this year, attention on the state will be above normal which means what happens here could determine the next president of the United States. To get the inside skinny on how this will play out, MAB is presenting a "live" edition of Off the Record On the Road. Join Senior Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick and his OTR panelists, as they take your questions and offer their insights on all things political in Michigan including which party will control the Michigan House and they'll dive into the next race for governor, too. It's a great opportunity to get up to speed on what's hot and what's not at the state capitol. Learn Where will the largest battles rage and what will that mean to broadcasters.
Registration and hotel information here.
Please click HERE to find the official list of candidates in the primary election. The links are provided through the Secretary of State website.
For a link to the candidates' campaign managers, please click HERE (members only section)
Award to be presented to Congresswoman Miller during the Awards Banquet at the MAB Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, August 30-31 at The Inn at St. John's. Details here.
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors is proud to present the 2016 Lifetime of Distinquished Public Service Award to Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-10). This prestigious award is given to a lawmakers and/or other public official for their dedicated service to the Michigan Broadcasting industry. This person is selected by the MAB Executive Committee and approved by the MAB Board of Directors.
Representative Miller has been firm in her unwavering support of the over-the-air broadcasting, including her continuous co-sponsorship of the Local Radio Freedom Act, which opposes performance taxes on local over-the-air radio stations. The Congresswoman also stood with the television broadcasters during the spectrum auction legislative debate to ensure that over-the-air broadcasters can continue serving their communities in delivering local news, emergency information and entertainment.
Please join the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Political Action Committee (MABPAC) for the Detroit Tigers v. Chicago White Sox baseball game and fundraiser on Monday, August 29, prior to the 2016 MAB Summer Advocacy Conference.
Guests will enjoy the game and picnic-style dinner and drinks in one of the private party suites located by third base.
What: Tigers vs. White Sox
When: Monday, August 29 – Suite opens at 6 p.m.; Game time is 7:10 p.m.
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit
Reserve your spot by clicking HERE.
Space is limited and is available on first come, first served basis. Reserve your tickets today!
NOTE: In compliance with the Michigan Campaign Finance law, only personal checks/payments can be accepted. No corporate checks, please.
Questions? Contact Elena Palombo at Palombo@michmab.com8 or 517-484-7444.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the game!