MAB News Archive

NAB President Gordon Smith ‘Expected to Make a Full Recovery’ Following Stroke

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith suffered a stroke Tuesday evening (8/4), according to a statement released on Wednesday by the National Association of Broadcasters. “He is responding well to treatment, is stable and alert, and is resting comfortably,” the statement said. “His prognosis is good, and he is expected to make a full recovery…. read more

U.S. Sen. Stabenow, Congressman Upton to Speak at Annual Business Meeting – Register for Free

U.S. Sen. Stabenow, Congressman Upton will Provide Federal Updates at Annual Business Meeting Rob Elhenicky will Give Insight on the Primary’s Impact on Political Advertising Budgets The Annual Business Meeting of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters will be hosted on Zoom this year. Join us to gain valuable insight into Congressional efforts toward economic recovery… read more

Sinclair Appoints Jennifer Rieffer as Flint VP/GM

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that Jennifer Rieffer has been promoted to Vice President/General Manager for WSMH-TV (FOX) in Flint, effective August 3. She also will oversee Sinclair’s provision of services to WEYI-TV (NBC) and WBSF-TV (CW) under joint sales agreements. Rieffer is currently Vice President/General Manager of WDKY-TV (FOX) in Lexington, Ken. The announcement… read more

Congressman Moolenaar Adds Name to LRFA

U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar (R-4) on Wednesday (7/30) became the sixth Michigan Congressman to cosponsor H.Con.Res 20, known as the Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA). Congressmen Moolenaar joins Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-12), Fred Upton (R-6), Tim Walberg (R-7), Paul Mitchell (R-10) and Bill Huizenga (R-2) as one of the 225 bipartisan LRFA cosponsors. The resolution… read more

House Members Seek to Expanded COVID-19 Aid for Local Broadcasters

A bipartisan congressional duo has called on Congress to take care of broadcasters in the next COVID-19 aid package by allowing individual stations that are part of larger groups to qualify as local businesses eligible for the money, according to a report in InsideRadio. Reps. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) and Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), co-chairs of the Congressional… read more

House Dems Match GOP In Funds Raised For Period, Far Behind In Cash on Hand

State House Democrats remain woefully behind their Republican counterparts when it comes to cash on hand heading into the general election but kept fundraising close in the second quarter of 2020, according to a report from Gongwer. The Michigan House Democratic Fund raised $788,692 and The House Republican Campaign Committee raised $794,685 between April 21… read more

Lexi Krupp Joins IPR as Science Reporter for Northern Michigan

Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) has announced that Lexi Krupp has been hired as the station’s new science and conservation reporter. Krupp comes to IPR from Gimlet Media, where she helped the “Science Vs” podcast team distinguish what’s fact from what’s not, and has written for a range of publications including Audubon and Vice. She will… read more