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  • Bruce Goldsen Elected Radio Board Second Vice Chair

    Elections were held at the NAB Board of Directors meeting, June 11-12 in Washington and Michigan’s own Bruce Goldsen, President/Co-owner of Jackson Works, Inc., was elected Radio Board Second Vice Chair. Also at the meeting, Jordan Wertlieb, President, Hearst Television, Inc., was elected chairman of the NAB Joint Board of Directors, NAB announced today. Wertlieb takes… read more

  • Elections 2020 are Coming … This Panel Has You Covered at #MABsummer

    Four of Michigans top political broadcasters will be on hand to offer their insights into the state’s political landscape as the 2020 election cycle looms on the horizon during the MAB’s Advocacy Conference & Annual Business Meeting on August 5-6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. The panel will include WOOD-TV Political Reporter Rick… read more

  • WPHM’s Caleb Gordon Goes on a UP Tour

      Caleb Gordon, News & Program Director for Liggett Communication’s WPHM-AM (Port Huron) visited two MAB member stations in the Upper Peninsula in May to gather interviews for his station’s local morning talk show. Gordon visited Taconite Broadcasting’s WMQT and WZAM in Marquette and Aurora Media’s WYKX and WDBC in Escanaba to meet with local… read more

  • WILX Teams Up with United Way for Diaper Drive

    Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) has teamed up with Capital Area United Way to assist with the organization’s Diaper Drive to help low-income families who can’t afford to buy diapers for their children. Baby and adult diapers, along with wipes can be donated until June 21, but diapers will be accepted until the end of the… read more

  • Congressman Tim Walberg Presents WLEN with National Award for Community Service

    Congressman Tim Walberg (R-7) presented WLEN Radio with the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation’s  Service to Community Award on Tuesday evening (6/11) at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Lenawee  Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) was recognized for its based annual “Thank a Vet” effort. “I was proud to recognize the WLEN team, led by Julie Koehn,… read more

  • Plan to Swap Sales Tax for Fuel Tax Headed to House Floor

    MLive reports that House Republicans continue to push a budget plan that would replace the state’s 6-percent sales tax on gasoline with a fuel tax to be allocated to infrastructure. The House plan calls for all the funds currently collected as sales tax to be shifted to roads, generating an estimated $830 million. Currently, the… read more

  • WEMU Wins Best of Washtenaw Honors

    Ann Arbor-based Current Magazine, an arts, food, business and music, publication for Washtenaw County just concluded its 2019 Best of Washtenaw contest, as voted by readers.  Best radio station award went to Eastern Michigan University’s jazz-formatted WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti). Voting ended April 19 and winners were announced June 3.  Congratulations to Molly Motherwell,  Michael Jewett, Patrick Campion,… read more

  • Beasley Media Grows in Detroit with Purchase of WDMK

    Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. announced June 10 that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WDMK-FM and three translators in Detroit, Michigan from Urban One for $13.5 million in cash. Excluding one-time transaction costs, the acquisition of WDMK-FM is expected to be immediately accretive to Beasley’s free cash flow without materially altering the Company’s… read more

  • Governor Creates Committee For Accurate Census Count; MAB’s Karole White Appointed

    The AP reported on Wednesday (6/12) that Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order creating a committee aimed at encouraging an accurate federal census in the state next year. MAB President/CEO Karole L. White has been appointed to the committee. “Not only does the state depend on the census as the basis for… read more

  • Jackson Radio Works’ Bruce & Sue Goldsen Will be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

    Bruce and Sue Goldsen, owners of Jackson Radio Works, have been named as the MAB’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. The longtime Michigan broadcasters will be honored during the #MABsummer Awards Banquet on August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids.  Both Bruce and Sue are past Presidents of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. … read more

  • Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Announced

    Grand Rapid’s Janet Mason, Detroit’s Bill Proctor and Lansing’s Tim Staudt to Enter the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame! These three distinguished broadcasters will be welcomed as the 2019 inductees into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame. They will be honored during the #MABsummer Awards Banquet on August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand… read more

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