MAB News Archive

Michigan’s Broadcasters To Honor Rep. Candice Miller

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) and the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) will honor Representative Candice S. Miller (R-10th) with the Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award during the Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award ceremonies, Tuesday, August 30. The awards ceremony wraps up the 2016 Advocacy Conference, held August 30-31 at the Inn of… read more

Mark Libke Joins Jackson Radio Works

Jackson Radio Works, Inc., operators of WKHM-AM/FM, ESPN Sports 101.9, and Power Cow 95.9 are pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Libke as Director of Sales. Sue Goldsen, Owner and Vice-President said, “We are so happy to have Mark on our team. His experience with broadcasters and advertisers from around the state will be a… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Gary Blievernicht, MSU/WKAR-AM/FM/TV (East Lansing)

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Gary Blievernicht Engineering Supervisor, Michigan State University-WKAR-AM/FM/TV, East Lansing.  He has been at MSU since 1992. Gary is also Chairman of the State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC), which oversees the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in Michigan. Brief Engineering Resume: Gary:  Attended the Purdue University extension in… read more

WWCK Gives Back to Flint with Music Video

Cumulus Media’s WWCK-FM (Flint) is giving back to its community with a feel-good positive music video to help the city get through its water crisis.  WWCK-FM morning show hosts Mike McDonald and Stephanie K put the idea for a music video into play after realizing that Flint needed “something uplifting for the city.” See the… read more

This Old House Comes to Detroit

In its forthcoming 37th season, the public television program This Old House will air a series of episodes recorded in Detroit.   The program traveled to the Motor City to work with retired firefighter Frank and his family as they renovate their classic brick home. The 1939 two-story property was one of thousands of abandoned structures… read more

Longtime Broadcast Engineer Ren Flagg Passes

The MAB has learned that Renwood Carl “Ren” Flagg passed away on June 14 at the age of 78.  Flagg was a longtime broadcast engineer in Michigan, starting in 1961 as a transmitter engineer with WWTV/WWUP-TV in Cadillac and Sault Ste. Marie. In 1967, he joined WJRT-TV in Flint as an engineer overseeing studio operations… read more

WQON-FM Hosts Radio Forum on Energy

On June 17, Blarney Stone Broadcasting’s WQON-FM (Grayling) hosted an on-air forum on energy moderated by station co-owner Jerry Coyne, featuring local leaders from the energy community. Sheryl Coyne, President of Blarney Stone Broadcasting, said her radio network is proud to serve as host of such an important event designed to educate listeners on the… read more

Stand Out From The Crowd

By: John C. Lund The Lund Consultants, Inc. www.lundradio.com Many companies make cell phones and computers, but Apple managed to cut a unique path that led to sales numbers all other companies covet. In the process, the Apple name gained strength as the “i” moniker became a marker for innovation. Apple has mastered standing out in… read more