MAB News Archive

FCC Approves Revamped Kids TV Rules

At its July 10 meeting, the FCC updated its children’s television programming rules, providing “broadcasters greater scheduling flexibility, enables them to offer more diverse and innovative educational programming and relieves unnecessary burdens while ensuring that educational programming remains available to all children.” The commission added that the updates “reflect the myriad changes in the media… read more

State Rep. Coleman Introduces MSP Emergency Notification Program Bill

The MAB has learned that State Rep. Kevin Coleman (D-16) has introduced a bill (H.B. 4697), which would require Michigan State Police (MSP) to create an emergency notification program to “rapidly disseminate useful information in a predetermined manner to radio and television stations within in this state and to wireless devices through the existing wireless… read more

Traverse City Broadcaster Turned State Rep. Jack O’Malley Will Speak at #MABsummer

Longtime Northern Michigan radio personality and freshman State Rep. Jack O’Malley (R-101) has joined the list of speakers for the MAB’s 2019 summer Advocacy Conference on August 5 and 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. Other summer conference speakers will include Congressman Tim Walberg (R-7), the National Association of Broadcaster’s Steven W. Newberry,… read more

iHeart Promotes Cheron Sanders in Detroit

iHeartMedia/Detroit has promoted Cheron Sanders to Program Director of WMXD-FM.  She will report to Bill Black, Director of Urban Programming for iHeartMedia Detroit’s  WJLB-FM and WMXD. Sanders is a media veteran who previously served as Assistant Program Director for 97.9 WJLB and WMXD.  She joined the company in 2001 and has since held various positions,… read more

Michigan Radio Supporter Thomas Jones, Retired WEMU Music Director Linda Yohn  Honored With Public Media Impact Awards

-The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) is pleased to announce its 2019 Public Media Impact Awards. Thomas Jones and Linda Yohn will be honored August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids as part of the MAB’s annual Summer Conference. Thomas Jones,  Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor) Thomas Jones has been an exceptional supporter of… read more

FCC Releases Draft Order on Changes to Children’s Television Rules – Action Expected July 10

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In anticipation of its July 10 open meeting, the FCC last week released its draft Order making changes to its rules requiring television stations to broadcast specific amounts of educational and informational programming directed to children. The current rules require that stations air an average of three hours of… read more

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