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Flint Radio Veteran Larry Loynes Passes

The MAB has learned that Lawrence Dee “Larry” Loynes of Flint passed away on Tuesday, May 3 at age 60. Larry graduated from Michigan State University and was an on-air personality in the Flint market for many years. He was most recently in radio sales, as well as host of “Race Talk Radio” with Townsquare… read more

Legislation Speeds Up Public Notice For Contaminated Water

Under the new legislation proposed by State Representative Sheldon Neeley (D-34), state regulators will have two business days to notify residents of water contaminants such as arsenic or lead, instead of the 30 days in current law. House Bill 5120, taken up by House Government Operations Committee, shortens the window in which the Department of… read more

Appeals Court Rejects Open Meetings Claims Against U of M

According to the Michigan Court of Appeals, informal meetings of the University of Michigan Board of Regents do not violate the state’s Open Meetings Act. The unanimous decision, in Detroit Free Press v. University of Michigan Regents (COA docket No. 328182), upheld a finding by the Court of Claims that the constitutional provision giving the… read more

FCC Looking to Change Public File Obligations

The FCC released the tentative agenda for its May 25 Open Meeting. Topping the agenda is an item that could lift a burden from commercial broadcasters.  The FCC will vote on adopting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to eliminate the requirement that commercial broadcast stations retain copies of letters and emails from the public in… read more

E. Harold Munn, Jr: 1928-2016

The MAB is sad to share the news that E. Harold Munn, Jr. passed away Tuesday, April 26. Munn’s name is familiar to most MAB members as head of the longtime broadcast engineering consulting firm, E. Harold Munn, Jr., and Associates, based in Coldwater. Munn received his Federal Communications Commission (FCC) radio license at age… read more

2015 BEA Winners Announced!

On May 2, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) and the MAB Foundation (MABF)  presented the annual Broadcast Excellence Awards during ceremonies held at the Lansing Center.  Hosted by Kolt Communications President/CEO Robert Kolt, both commercial and public radio and television stations throughout the State of Michigan were honored for their accomplishments in 2015.  Every win demonstrated… read more

Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards Announced

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented its most prestigious engineering award to a pair of Michigan broadcasters who, combined, have served in the industry for over six decades. The Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards were presented during the MAB’s annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo (GLBC) held on May 3 at… read more

MABF 2016 Student Broadcast Awards – Station/Program of the Year Awards

On Tuesday, May 3, the MABF honored the winners of the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards. The program received over 637 entries from 40 different high school and college institutions in Michigan. The awards were presented at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference with several hundred media professionals in the audience. The MAB and MABF congratulates all… read more

MAPB Elects New Officers

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) elected the 2016 Officers of the Board of Directors during a board meeting held on March 7. The newly elected officers include: President: Eric Smith, Director of Broadcasting, Northern Michigan University Public Broadcasting Vice-President: Gary Reid, Michigan State University Public Broadcasting Treasurer: Steve Schram, Michigan Public Media Secretary:… read more