|Successful State of the State Broadcast; Thank you Members!|
On January 23, 32 radio stations and 27 television stations across Michigan aired Governor Rick Snyder's final State of the State address to the citizens of the state. The broadcast was a combined effort of the MAB, WCMU Public Media (which supplied the satellite uplink), WKAR Public Media (which supplied technical assistance as well as streaming video and audio), The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters and the Michigan Public Radio Network.
The broadcast was coordinated by MAB's Dan Kelley. Special thanks to CMU's Ken Kolbe, Shawn Hoskey and Darel Vanderhoof.; WKAR's Julie Sochay, Gary Blievernicht and Brant Wells.
This year's broadcast was a challenge due to the construction around the Capitol, but sufficient pre-planning allowed a smooth setup and broadcast.
Stations should look for a post-broadcast survey from the MAB regarding the broadcast. Your suggestions for next year are welcome.