MAB News Archive

WILX-TV Raises $14k For Capital Area Diaper Bank

Gray Television’s WILX-TV’s (Lansing) March Make an Impact was held March 21-25 in support of the Capital Area Diaper Bank. Thanks to viewer donations, the event will help more than 2,200 babies with the the diapers and cash raised. The Capital Area Diaper Bank is a non-profit, operated completely by volunteers, that supplies baby diapers… read more

ABIP Inspections Scheduled for April 25-30! Sign up NOW!

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters is hosting Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) inspections the week of April 25. In collaboration with the FCC, the ABIP ensures compliance with federal regulations and to avoid surprise inspections. ABIP certifications are conducted by knowledgeable experts who review technical and regulatory requirements. During the inspection, the MAB inspector reviews… read more

Former NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith Joins Beasley Media Group’s Board

Former National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) President and Chief Executive Officer Senator Gordon H. Smith has been nominated by the Beasley Media Group Board of Directors to be added to the slate of Directors to be presented at the annual shareholders meeting on May 25th. The official unanimous vote took place during the company’s Board… read more

PBS and Member Stations Named “Most Trusted” Media Organization for 19 Consecutive Years

WKAR Public Media alerts us that PBS was recently named the most trusted media organization for the 19th year in a row, according to a nationwide survey. PBS continues to outscore government institutions and media sources— such as broadcast, cable, streaming and social media— in both value and trust, respectively. According to survey results, 80%… read more

This Week in Regulation For Broadcasters

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week (April 2-8), with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations. Broadcast operations that use uninterruptable power supply (UPS) devices as either… read more

Matt Shafer Powell to join Michigan Radio as Program Director

Michigan Radio has announced the hiring of Matt Shafer Powell as the station’s new Program Director. As the Program Director, Matt Shafer Powell will help lead the station’s on-air hosts, manage the station’s program schedule and be responsible for the overall sound of Michigan Radio, the state’s largest public radio service. He will also engage… read more

WLEW News Director Craig Routzahn Retires After 46 Years

WLEW-AM/FM (Bad Axe) News Director Craig Routzahn signed off for the final time following the station’s 1 p.m. newscast last Friday (4/1).  Routzahn holds the record as the longest serving continuous on-air personality at the station with 46-1/2 years behind the microphone. Routzahn joined the station in the fall of 1975, hired by Station Manager… read more

Lynn Montemayor Named General Sales Manager at Beasley Media Group Detroit

Beasley Media Group has announced that Lynn Montemayor has been named as the General Sales Manager of the company’s Detroit-based radio properties, including WRIF-FM, WCSX-FM, WMGC-FM, WDMK-FM, Detroit PRAISE Network and Motor City Sports Talk The ROAR. She most recently spent four years as a Partner & Chief Marketing Officer of Fortysix/5, a Motor City-based… read more