MAB News Archive

Rob Parker

WMYD-TV Names New Sports Personality

Sports personality Rob Parker (pictured right) is bringing his unique brand of sports reporting to WMYD-TV20 (Detroit). Parker has been a trailblazer in sports media.  He was the first African-American sports columnist at both Newsday in New York and at the Detroit Free Press, where he started working in 1993.  He was also an award-winning… read more

Snyder’s Budget Focuses on Flint, DPS

Last week Governor Snyder proposed the $54.9 billion 2016-2017 budget titled, “We Are One Michigan.” Snyder identified fixing the Flint water crisis and Detroit Public Schools (DPS) as the top priorities for the spending plan. The $54.9 billion budget includes $10.2 billion in General Funds and $12.5 billion in School Aid Funds.  The largest single share… read more

Small Business Big Game

Small Business Opportunity For Radio

By: Paul Jacobs, Jacobs Media Our recent blog post focuses on an amazing story that unfolded this past Sunday during the Super Bowl.  Intuit, the huge company who created QuickBooks and TurboTax, recently held a contest (“Small Business Big Game”) that gave away a $5 million ad in the game.  As you’ll read in the blog… read more

WZZM Water for Flint

WZZM-TV Launches Project to Help Flint

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has launched a project to help their neighbors in Flint. The “Water for Flint” campaign is a partnership with Sleep Doctor stores. They are collecting cases and jugs of bottled water, and have sent several truckloads of water to Flint already. Their campaign has inspired additional efforts by a number of local… read more

Michigan Radio’s Coverage of Flint Water Emergency

By: Kristen Loszewski, Michigan Radio Marketing Over the past few weeks, Flint’s water crisis has exploded as a huge national news story. Michigan Radio (91.7 FM Ann Arbor/Detroit, 91.1 Flint, 104.1 West Michigan) has been covering the story from the very beginning, including the April 2014 water supply switch to the Flint River, the first citizen… read more

MAB Testifies on a Drone Bill in Senate Transportation Committee

Last week, MAB Government Relations Manager Elena Palombo testified in the Senate Transportation Committee in opposition to Senate Bill 432 – legislation that prohibits drones from operating within 1,000 feet of Mackinac Bridge. The MAB asked the committee to consider amendatory language to the bill, which will allow FCC-licensed TV and radio stations, and their… read more

Senate Panel Reinstates Some Tax Credits

The Michigan Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved a four-bill package to reinstate some of the tax credits that were eliminated in 2011 when Governor Snyder’s (R) tax reform was enacted. The bills would: Allow a taxpayer to claim an income tax credit of up to 50 percent of charitable contributions he or she made to public… read more