Month: November 2018

WJR’s Tom O’Brien to Retire

Cumulus Media has announced that Vice President/Market Manager Tom O’Brien will retire at year-end after a brilliant 40-year career as a Detroit radio fixture. O’Brien joined WJR-AM( Detroit) in 2004 as Director of Sales and was promoted to Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus’ three-station cluster in 2011. “Working with the team at WJR, The Great Voice… read more

The Importance of Assessing the Safety and Security of Broadcast Stations and Their Personnel

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, A topic not much discussed among broadcasters, but one that should be paramount in the future planning of all broadcast companies, is insuring the security of their stations and the safety of their employees. This is an issue on which all broadcasters should be focusing. Last month, the Wisconsin… read more

Future Broadcasters Engage with Professionals at #BCBC18

The MAB Foundation hosted its annual Broadcasting Career Builder Conference at Lansing Community College’s West Campus on November 16. More than 160 high school and college students participated this year! Over 65 professionals were on hand to engage the future broadcasters with session presentations, sharing their expertise as speed-networking mentors and hosting career fair booths…. read more

MIOSHA Changing State Rules for Federal Regulations

The Snyder administration is rescinding state rules in favor of making reference to the federal regulations when it comes to the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration (MIOSHA). The agency submitted 27 rules packages over the past few weeks that rescind various state rules in favor of the reference notation. “The focus has not been… read more

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Kevin Dunaway

Kevin Dunaway began his career as a news producer for 9 & 10 News/Heritage Broadcasting in September of 1998. After producing Michigan this Morning and 9 & 10 News at Noon, Kevin moved to assignment manager in December of that same year. After four months of working the desk in the newsroom handling assignments and… read more

Follow-Up: WION’s ‘Treasures for Troops’ Sends 260 Boxes to Deployed Soldiers

This is a follow-up to an article that appeared in MAB NewsBriefs two weeks ago. In it’s fifth year of the annual event, WION-AM’s (Ionia) “Treasures for Troops” has provided Michigan Chapter #188 of the Blue Star Mothers with enough collections for more packages to go overseas than any other year since the drive began!… read more

45 North Media Takes Over WMTE

On November 12, 45 North Media has begun operating Mitten Media’s WMTE-FM  (Manistee), flipping the station’s format to Classic Hits as “Eagle 101.5“. According to an article published on RadioInsight.com, WMTE-FM is duplicating the branding and format of 45 North Media’s WMJZ-FM (Gaylord) but separate programming. Scotty Mac, who had been hosting mornings on the… read more

WLUC, WDBC, WYKX Team Up For Annual Can-a-thon

WLUC-TV (Marquette) teamed up with WDBC-AM/WYKX-FM (Escanaba) for their annual Can-a-thon drive.  Collections took place at four locations in the Gladstone and Escanaba areas. While officials don’t have any final numbers at this point they are saying that thanks to the generosity of area residents and the efforts of dozens of volunteers, it appears that the… read more