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  • The BOUNCE Unwraps Details for Holiday Toy Collection to Benefit Motor City Kids

    Beasley Media Group, LLC, a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. announced 105.1 The BOUNCE (WMGC-FM) will team up with Lafontaine KIA, Community Financial Credit Union and Lady Jane’s Wicked Awesome Wishes to help provide kids with toys during the holiday season with Gello’s Big Top Toy Drop. The event will take place on Friday,… read more

  • Your Radio Station’s Homepage Has Too Much Crap On It

    By: Seth Resler, Jacobs Media Strategies I look at a lot of radio station websites, and inevitably, they almost all suffer from the same problem: They have too much crap on the homepage. This omnipresent problem is due in large part to the fact that when radio stations are looking for inspiration, they look at… read more

  • STELAR Renewal Update: Thank You Members

    Thanks to our TV members who gave an all-out effort to appeal to Senator Gary Peters asking him to let STELAR expire. Yesterday (11/14), the Senate Commerce Committee was scheduled to mark-up a bill offered by Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) that would reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELAR) for five years. NAB… read more

  • WLEN’s ‘Thank A Vet’ Fundraiser Raises $30,570.69

    On November 11, WLEN-FM (Adrian) hosted it’s 14th Annual Thank a Vet Day. This day is in celebration of Veterans Day and is an event to raise funds and awareness for homeless and other veterans in need in Lenawee County. The event raised $30,570.69 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. for the “Veterans Dire Need… read more

  • WXYZ-TV Teams Up with Art Van for 11th ‘Together We Can’ Community Food Drive

    For the 11th consecutive year, WXYZ-TV (Detroit) and Art Van Furniture are teaming up with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan to fight hunger in metro Detroit with their annual “Together We Can” food drive. They will be collecting non-perishable food donations from through Saturday, November 30. “We know every can, bag or box… read more

  • State Legislative Report

    State of Michigan issues and concerns facing broadcasters: Time Change Bill Back Again (11/12/19) The House passed a bill to stop the biannual time change leaving Michigan on Daylight Savings Time.  Representative Michele Hoitenga (R-102) introduced the bill (H.B. 4303) which now moves to House Ways and Means Committee. This bill was introduced a year… read more

  • WNMU-TV Welcomes New Producer and Host

    Northern Michigan University’s WNMU-TV (Marquette) has announced that Elizabeth Peterson has joined the station as our new Producer and Host. Peterson has worked for Northern Michigan University for the past six years as the sales manager for the Northern Center. Prior to that, she was at WLUC-TV (Marquette) where she co-anchored with Steve Asplund and… read more

  • USDA Issues Interim Rules for Hemp Production – How Does it Affect CBD Advertising?

    Editor’s note:  On Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 3 – 5 p.m., the MAB will present a live webinar “Preparing for the 2020 Elections” with David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP and Bobby Baker, FCC.  2020 is bound to be a very active year for political broadcasting. Who do you have to sell advertising time… read more

  • Two Michigan Station Sales Announced

    On November 12, two applications were filed with the FCC for transfer of license.  David L. Smith has filed to sell WCHY-FM (Cheboygan) to Michigan Broadcasters, LLC.  Michigan Broadcasters is owned by Victoria A. Bishop of Kewadin, Michigan.  The sale includes a local programming and marketing agreement.  Smith acquired the station in 2018 as part… read more

  • Senate Floats Bare Bones Renewal of STELAR, Michigan Broadcasters Urge Senator Peters to Voice Opposition

    Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, introduced a straight forward bill to renew STELAR this week. In response, MAB television members have flooded Michigan Sen. Gary Peters’ office with letters in opposition, asking him to let the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), know… read more

  • A Radio Station’s Guide to Launching a Blog

    By: Seth Resler, Jacobs Media Strategies Creating online content is a key component of a radio station’s online marketing strategy. It starts with a blog — a section of your station’s website where new content can continually be published. For some broadcasters, the idea of launching a blog can feel intimidating. In this short video,… read more

  • George Beasley to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America

    George Beasley, Founder and Chairman of Beasley Media Group, will be honored with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Golden Mike Award dinner. The gala, which is an annual fundraising event for the Broadcasters Foundation’s mission of helping broadcasters in need, will be held on Wednesday, March 4 at the… read more

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“Preparing for the 2020 Elections”

David OxenfordNovember 21, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

with David Oxenford
and Bobby Baker

The MAB Foundation prepares students for media careers!
Your future employees!