MAB News Archive

FCC Adopts Rules for Online Public Files

At its open meeting on January 28, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) adopted rules requiring radio to have an online public file. The new rule will: · Require entities to only upload to the online public file documents that are not already on file with the FCC or maintained by the Commission in its own… read more

Detroit Public Television Announces Partnership with the Detroit Historical Museum to Expand Coverage of Detroit’s Stories

DPTV (Detroit) has recently signed a two-year trade agreement with the Detroit Historical Museum for over 1,100 square feet of editorial office space. DPTV will be able to expand its already robust coverage of the city’s successes, struggles, and re-emergence; and The Detroit Historical Society receives a promotional package to utilize DPTV’s available broadcast and… read more

Karole White

Members Reach Out to Help Flint

By: Karole L. White, MAB President/CEO Members all over the state are helping the people of Flint who have been impacted by the water emergency, through water donations and fundraisers. Michigan broadcasters are standing with the the city of Flint to assist in anyway that they can. Every member is to be thanked for their… read more

NEW! Student Memberships!

Are you a high school or college student interested in the broadcasting and media industry? Now you can join the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for only $15! Student membership entitles you to all the benefits of associate membership, including newsletters, contact lists, discounts at events, and more! PLUS membership looks great on a resume! Click… read more

MAB Members at SOTS 2016

MAB Brings 2016 SOS in HD to Members

The State of the State was carried live on air and on the websites of member television and radio stations in every market. Recently, you received an email asking for your web views during SOS and your viewership on air during SOS. We need to take every opportunity to show the superiority of broadcast media…. read more

Ralph Hauenstein

Ralph Hauenstein Passes Away

WGVU Public Media joins the community in mourning the death of Ralph W. Hauenstein. After a career in newspapers in Grand Rapids, Hauenstein served in intelligence during WWII under General Eisenhower. After a distinguished military career, he became a business leader in the import-export business. Hauenstein went on to become a leading philanthropist in the… read more

MI College Goal Sunday

Michigan College Goal

According to a press release by the Michigan Department of Treasury, MI College Goal is a team effort of the Michigan Department of Treasury’s MI Student Aid unit, Michigan Student Financial Aid Association, Michigan Department of Education, and EduGuide. “Students and families often experience difficulties and frustration when filling out the FAFSA,” State Treasurer Nick… read more


Back to Basics

Back to Basics: Start the New Year off with a review of your most important elements – the basics. By: Gary Berkowitz, Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting, Inc. First and foremost, air check your jocks. PD’s are busier and multi-tasking more than ever, and this art seems to be falling in-between the cracks. There is no better… read more