Memorial Service Announced for Former MABF Chairman Tom Scanlan


A memorial service has been arranged for former MAB Board President and MABF Chairman Tom Scanlan.

Scanlan passed away June 1 in Tucson, Arizona at age 76.

The memorial service will be held Friday July 14, 2017 at the Eagle Harbor Community Hall, Eagle Harbor, Michigan (in Michigan's Upper Peninsula). 

Together with his wife Sue, Tom Scanlan built a legacy of television excellence in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

The MAB Foundation has set up a scholarship/education fund in Tom’s name for those wishing to honor him. Under special instructions on the form please include Tom Scanlan’s name.  Tom had a passion broadcasting.  Helping young people who want to enter the business would be a fitting tribute to Tom.  To leave a memorial contrition to the MAB Foundation honoring Tom Scanlan, click here.

Read more about Tom here.

2017 Student Awards "Best of" Video


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