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  • MAB: “Local Journalists Are a Conduit Between Government and the Public”

    Michigan broadcasters shared the importance of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and access to public records with the Michigan House Oversight Committee on Thursday (10/14). “Local journalists are a conduit between government and the public and it’s essential that they have access to public records to protect the promise of transparency and accountability by… read more

  • NAB Announces Virtual 2021 Marconi Awards; Radio Show Change

    The presentation of the 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards and the State of the Industry Address by National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) President and CEO Gordon Smith will take place virtually on November 10, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST at NAB.org/watch and will be available on-demand on NAB Amplify. NAB also announced plans to integrate the… read more

  • WKAR Launches New Podcast: “Life, Meet Tech”

    WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University has announced (10/13) the launch of “Life, Meet Tech,” a new weekly podcast exploring the ways in which our daily lives intersect with technology and the impact technology has on us. The podcast is hosted by social scientist and technology enthusiast Prabu David, dean of the College of… read more

  • WXSP-TV Begins Live Local Hockey Team Coverage

    This Friday night (10/15), Nexstar Media’s WXSP-TV (Grand Rapids)(sister station to WOOD-TV) begins airing the home games of the Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey Team.  A total of 10 home games will air live on the station this season. The Griffins are the AHL affiliate to the NHL Detroit Red Wings. Griffins announcer Bob Kaser returns… read more

  • WILX-TV Holds Telethon To Find Bell Ringer Volunteers

    This past Wednesday (10/13), Gray Television’s WILX-TV held a different type of telethon; one that wasn’t intended to directly raise money, but rather intended to find volunteers in the community to help the Salvation Army this upcoming hollday season.  Every year, Salvation Army volunteers are out ringing bells and collecting toys to help make sure… read more

  • Big Ten Conference Announces The Lisa Byington Award

    The Big Ten Conference announced last week (10/7) that it will recognize a female student broadcaster each year with the introduction of the Lisa Byington Award. Michigan native Byington, a graduate of Portage Northern High School and Northwestern University has been called “a trailblazer in the industry.” She was just named the first woman to… read more

  • Got a Great Idea? Take These Digital Steps to Lock It In

    By: Seth Resler Jacobs Media Strategies Every now and then, you probably find yourself struck by a flash of inspiration — a brilliant idea that you don’t have the energy to invest in at the moment, but that you would like to return to when the time is right. Perhaps it’s a radio station for… read more

  • Al Allen Inducted Into 2021 Class of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

    On October 10, Al Allen, a radio and TV reporter on the streets of Detroit for 50 years, joined 6 other journalists with induction into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Conference Center. Allen moved to Detroit from his hometown in Little Rock, Arkansas and started… read more

  • Former Congressman Dale Kildee Has Died

    Former Michigan Rep. Dale Kildee, who represented his hometown of Flint and the surrounding area in Congress for 36 years, died Wednesday (10/13) at 92. His death was announced by his nephew, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI 5th District), who succeeded him after his 2012 retirement. Dale Kildee, also a Democrat, was elected to the House… read more

  • Non-Commercial FM Filing Window Opens November 2

    MAB Washington Counsel David Oxenford writes that the FCC issued a Public Notice on October 4 to remind potential applicants of the upcoming filing window for applications for construction permits for new noncommercial educational FM stations. The application window will open at 12:01 am Eastern Time on November 2 and close at 6:00 pm Eastern… read more

  • MAB’s Rachel Krause Named Executive Director of Programs

    The MAB is pleased to announce that Rachel Krause has been promoted to the position of Executive Director of Programs. Rachel has served the MAB in different capacities since 2016 as a Program Coordinator. Most recently she Managed much of MABF’s programming including Scholarships, BEA and Lifetime Achievement Awards, Student Awards,Committee planning, Student Advisory Committee,… read more

  • MAB Building Dedication to be Held in Conjunction with Great Lakes Media Show

    The newly remodeled MAB Great Lakes Media Center at 222 N. Chestnut Street in Lansing is open and the MAB staff is all settled in. This fun modern existing building has quite a story to go with it. During the final stages of due diligence in preparation to build a new office building for the… read more

  • 2022 Great Lakes Media Show Dates Move: Now March 2 & 3!

    ATTENTION MEMBERS, SUPPLIERS AND FRIENDS: THE GREAT LAKES MEDIA SHOW IS BACK AND IN PERSON! The dates for the 2022 Great Lakes Media Show have been moved by one day.  New dates are now March 2 & 3, 2022. This was done to accommodate the NAB State Leadership Conference. Mark your Calendar NOW! Exhibit information… read more

  • Reminder: Biennial Ownership Report Filing Window Open

    MAB Washington Counsel David Oxenford alerts us to a Public Notice released last week by the FCC, reminding broadcasters that a two-month biennial ownership report window opened Friday, October 1 and will stay open through Wednesday, December 1. All licensees of commercial and non-commercial full power television, Class A television, low power television, AM radio… read more

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