MAB News Archive

WXYT Names Jeff Riger as Evening Co-Host

Entercom’s WXYT-FM (Detroit) has named 18-year station veteran Jeff Riger as the station’s new evening co-host, joining Bob Wojnowski from 6 – 8 p.m. Riger, who attended Wayne State University, is also a graduate of Specs Howard School of Media Arts. He started at the station as an entry-level board-operator position, but soon developed his… read more

DPTV, Detroit Regional Chamber offer #MPCMoments highlights

With the 2020 Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference postponed because of the COVID-19 crisis, Detroit Public Television is presenting some of the most memorable #MPCMoments, highlights of past conferences combined with live panels on the best ways to move Michigan forward, moderated by One Detroit’s Nolan Finley, Stephen Henderson and Christy McDonald. On May… read more

Jacobs Media Survey Finds Radio Listening Rebounding as Stay-at-Home Orders Ease

InsideRadio reports there’s more evidence radio listening is rebounding in May following a decline due to stay-at-home orders enacted in March and April to stem the spread of the coronavirus, according to an online survey conducted in mid-May by Jacobs Media. “It’s a really, really positive story,” Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs said on Wednesday… read more

Reminder: PSAs Featuring Candidates Can Give Rise to Equal Time and Public File Obligations

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In recent weeks, with so many government officials looking to get messages out about the coronavirus pandemic, we have received many questions about issues that arise when political candidates appear on public service-type announcements – either free PSAs provided by the station or paid spots purchased by some governmental… read more

WLUC-TV Fills U.P. Food Banks with Virtual Can-A-Thon

Gray Television’s WLUC-TV (Marquette) is raising money for area food banks with the “WLUC Virtual Canathon.” Unlike past “canathons” and with social distancing in place, food banks are asking for monetary donations to be sent directly to them.  A list of participating food banks that WLUC viewers can donate to is listed on the station… read more

Nexstar Promotes Marci Daniels to Vice President and General Manager of its Lansing Broadcast and Digital Operations

Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. has announced that it has promoted Marci Daniels to Vice President and General Manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Lansing, overseeing WLNS-TV (CBS) and WLNS.com. In her new role, she will also oversee Nexstar’s relationship with Shield Media’s WLAJ-TV (ABC) and ELAJ-TV (CW) under a joint operating agreement. Ms. Daniels… read more

Interlochen Public Radio Receives Google New Initiative Grant for COVID-19 Coverage

Interlochen Public Radio has received $5,000 from Google News Initiative’s Journalism Emergency Relief Fund. The Journalism Emergency Relief Fund was founded to support the production of original journalism for local communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund provides financial assistance to small- and medium-sized news organizations around the globe producing original news for… read more