MAB News Archive

MAB Has a New Headquarters Building

By Karole L. White, MAB President/CEO At their last meeting the MAB Board voted to purchase an existing building at 222 N. Chestnut St. in downtown Lansing, rather than build a new building from the ground up. You may recall that MAB owned 5.5  acres of land on Ottawa Street that was purchased from the… read more

Radio Has Strong Partnerships in the Ionia County Area

By: Jim Carlyle, Co-Owner/Manager WION On Friday, October 18, WION (Ionia) held it’s annual broadcast with the “Link Crew”; students of Ionia High School just ahead of the homecoming game. This annual event raises money for the students of the Link Crew who are known for their mentoring and leadership roles with other younger students… read more

Michigan Radio Named Recipient of Google News Innovation Challenge

Google News Initiative (GNI) announced that Michigan Radio (WUOM-FM/WFUM-FM/WVGR-FM)(Ann Arbor) has been named a 2019 recipient of their first NorthAmerica Innovation Challenge, an international program that funds projects bringing new ideas into the news industry. The Google News Initiative is a global effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in a… read more

WJLB Presents 36th Annual Coats for Kids

iHeartMedia’s WJLB-FM (Detroit) will hold its 36th annual Coats for Kids event this Saturday, November 2 from Noon to 6 p.m. at Allegiant One Stop in Warren.  The station is working with the Salvation Army of Eastern Michigan to make sure everyone stays warm this winter.  Anyone who donates a coat or cash will receive… read more

WSGW Launches Food For Families Campaign

Alpha Media’s WSGW-AM/FM (Saginaw) has launched its annual Food for Families campaign, designed to raise non-perishable food donations to help those in need served by Salvation Army offices in its coverage area. The station is asking listeners to donate food items and in exchange, those donating will receive a free copy (while supplies lasts) of… read more

Mojo in the Morning Kicks off the “Breaking and Entering Christmas Wish”

iHeartMedia WKQI-FM (Detroit) morning personality Mojo has kicked off “Mojo’s Breaking and Entering Christmas Wish” again for 2019 in an effort to provide Christmas for those in need.  This will be the 16th year of the campaign. According to the station website, Mojo was inspired by a morning show in another city that began this… read more

Fred Remley, Former WUOM Intern, UM Media Faculty Member, Dies at 90

via MichiganRadio.org Frederick M. Remley, age 90, died peacefully at his home in Ann Arbor on October 22, 2019. Fred had enjoyed a lifelong career in radio and television at the University of Michigan. He was also a leader in international video standardization efforts, and in the production and distribution of educational television programming that… read more

4 Michigan Stations Finalists in 2019 NETA Awards

The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) has released its list of finalists for the 2019 NETA Awards. Each year, the NETA Awards honor public television’s best work in education, community engagement, marketing/communications and content. Four Michigan public television stations are up for a total of seven awards. “We are excited to kick off the NETA… read more