Send your engineering, IT or security leader to the only cybersecurity conference targeted specifically to the needs of broadcasters. And take advantage of a State Association Member Discount on registration. It’s the Cyber Security for Broadcasters Retreat, February 20-21, 2019 in Orlando, FL. TVNewsCheck’s Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat gathers engineering, IT and security managers to… read more
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced that her first State of the State Address will be Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. from the House Chamber of the Michigan Capitol. The MAB has traditionally provided members with a raw, unanchored feed of the address. Details coming soon.
The MAB has been closely watching the partial government shutdown and its impact on broadcasters, especially with the FCC. Despite the shutdown happening on December 22, the FCC continued with operations until January 3 at 12 noon Eastern Time, at which point the Commission announced it would begin shutdown of its operations. On January 4,… read more
The MAB and MAPB is proud to announce that 27 Michigan Television Stations and 24 Michigan Radio Stations aired our broadcast of the 2019 Gubernatorial Broadcast on New Year’s Day as Governor Gretchen Whitmer took the oath of office. The MAB would like to thank AT&T/Michigan for partially underwriting the broadcast. Without their participation, the… read more
The MAB has posted the monthly RMT schedules for 2019 it has received so far. The schedules indicate the date and time of the RMT in each region and who the originator of the test will be (usually a local primary station, though in some instances the test may be originated at the local emergency… read more
The MAB and MAPB are happy to provide its members with coverage of the Gubernatorial Inauguration on January 1, 2019 with a live broadcast from 11 a.m. to Noon. It is vital that in the first few days of the new administration we demonstrate the power and popularity of broadcast media. Airing the Inauguration program… read more
FCC Reminder About Activation of the Online Public Inspection File – Potential Impact of Noncompliance at License Renewal Time
By March 1 of 2018, all radio stations were to have activated their online public file. If the FCC finds itself activating your public file, they may note that they had to do so, and that may have consequences for license renewals that will be filed for radio starting next year. For any stations that… read more
The MAB is excited to announce that CBS “60 Minutes” Correspondent Lara Logan will headline the 2019 Great Lakes Media Show when she deliver’s the keynote address at Michigan’s premier annual broadcast industry event. Lara Logan’s bold, award-winning reporting has earned her a prominent spot among the world’s best foreign correspondents. Named a full-time 60 Minutes… read more
The MAB has announced its 2019 list of Third Thursday webinars. Sales, Programming, Engineering, Management and Digital webinars are scheduled through the year. Speakers include experts such as Paul Weyland, Kevin Robinson, David Oxenford , Chris Lytle, Jeff Welton and others. For a complete list of webinars, click here.
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is offering Broadcasters who may be shifting channels as the result of the repack, tools to help communicate these changes with viewers. This includes a checklist of activities to ensure they are meeting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) education requirements and aware of best practices recommended by NAB. Some tools are… read more