Gary Baxter

Gary Baxter Elected Chairman of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters

Gary Baxter, Vice President and General Manager for E.W. Scripps Company’s Fox 47 WSYM-TV in Lansing, was elected Chairman of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Board of Directors during the organization’s Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, August 14 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Baxter is the 73rd chairman of the MAB, one of the largest and most successful state broadcast associations in the nation.

Also elected to the MAB Board of Directors executive committee were: Vice Chair/Chair-Elect Zoe Burdine-Fly, Market President, Townsquare Media (Lansing/Flint); Secretary/Treasurer Stephen A. Marks, President/CEO, The Marks Group (Alpena); and Michael Renda, Vice President/General Manager, Fox 2 WJBK-TV (Detroit).

See the complete MAB Board of Directors list here.



MAPB Honors Paul J. Ryan, Mark T. Brush with 2018 Public Media Impact Awards

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) presented its 2018 Public Media Impact Awards on Tuesday, August 14 at the Grand Hotel. The Public Media Impact Awards are given to professionals and donors for their contribution to public broadcasting in Michigan. The awards are given to recognize outstanding individuals involved in public broadcasting for their innovation and creativity, inspire others involved in public broadcasting to greater achievement in the field of public radio and television and to increase awareness of public broadcasting and the contributions talented individuals make to the industry statewide.

Recipients this year include Paul J. Ryan, WGVU Public Media (Donor Recognition) and Mark T. Brush (1968-2018), Michigan Radio (Professional Broadcaster).

Read more about our recipients here.



MAB Celebrates Lifetime Achievement Award,
2018 Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductees

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award and welcomed three other outstanding individuals into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Tuesday, August 14 at the Grand Hotel.  The highest award given by the MAB, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors Michigan broadcast pioneers who have dedicated the majority of their professional careers to broadcasting in the state of Michigan and have distinguished themselves through a lifetime of service as a top manager or owner through excellence in broadcasting.

Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award this year was Michael T. Walenta, formerly of WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids).  Inductees into the Hall of Fame this year were Bob Allison, WNZK-AM (Detroit); Sheri Jones, WLNS-TV (Lansing); and Pete Bowers, WBFH-FM (Bloomfield Hills). Read more on this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Hall of Fame inductees here.


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