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WOLY’s Battle for License Renewal Ends

On March 30, the FCC issued a final order in the case of former broadcast station WOLY-AM (Battle Creek).  The station’s former licensee, Christian Family Network (CFN), has been trying to get the FCC to reverse its dismissal of both a license renewal and a request for Special Temporary Authority. According to the Memorandum Opinion and… read more

Dr. Charles Ganzert Passes

The MAB is sad to share the news that Dr. Charles Ganzert, a professor in Northern Michigan University’s (NMU) Communication and Performance Studies department, passed away early Thursday morning, March 31, with his spouse by his side.  Dr. Ganzert was 63 years old. Dr. Ganzert was past Chairman and Honorary Board Member of the MAB… read more

WKAR-FM, Interlochen Public Radio Offer Live In-Studio Music Broadcasts

In the last several weeks, we’ve noticed a couple of instances that are reminiscent of the days when radio stations featured live musicians in their studio.  Both WKAR-FM (East Lansing) and Interlochen Public Radio (Interlochen) shared some examples recently through social media and regular websites. On March 24, WKAR-FM presented a performance of Brahms Scherzo in c-minor… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Jennifer Lozen Thunder Bay Broadcasting (Alpena)

Jennifer Lozen  Thunder Bay Broadcasting, Alpena Jennifer Lozen is the Traffic Director and Program Director for WBKB-TV/WBUP-TV/WBKP-TV, based in Alpena, where she has been for the last eight years. Q1: What is your favorite comfort food? Jennifer: Nachos Q2: When I’m not working, I’d rather be… Jennifer: With friends and family, relaxing. Q4: If I had the chance,… read more

Legislation Creates Open Government Commission

State Representative Martin Howrylak (R-41) introduced HB 5488, legislation to establish an Open Government Commission within the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR). Howrylak’s bill would establish the Commission to receive and investigate citizen complaints regarding responses to request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Commission may refer complaints to the… read more

House Passes IPAWS Modernization Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a public warning improvement bill — the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act. The legislation, S. 1180, introduced by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Senator Claire McCaskill, (D-MO), integrates multiple communication systems like EAS and wireless alerts, promotes local and regional… read more