MAB News Archive

Conrad Returns to Grand Rapids Airwaves

WOOD-TV reported that longtime WBCT-FM Morning Personality Dave Conrad (known on air as simply “Conrad”) has returned to the air in Grand Rapids on AM station/FM translator combo WYGR-AM/W235BN, known as “Jethro FM.” Conrad began his new show “Conrad’s Country Bunker” on October 1, airing weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Conrad told the TV… read more

Former WNEM GM Julie Zoumbaris Joins Nexstar in Erie

Nexstar Broadcasting Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., announced this past Tuesday (9/29) that it has appointed Julie Zoumbaris as Vice President and General Manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Erie, Pa. (DMA #152), overseeing WJET-TV (ABC),, and their related mobile and social media channels. Zoumbaris will also… read more

2020 NAB Radio Show Online October 5-9

Despite COVID-19, the 2020 Radio Show will go on….albeit virtually this year.  The show is produced by the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Advertising Bureau. There will be two online “channels,” with Channel B devoted to technical topics, presented from 3:30 to 4 p.m. ET each day. Channel “A” sessions of the Radio… read more

Delta Broadcasting Announces New Brand, New Name: Delta College Public Media

Delta Broadcasting, based at Delta College, has announced a new brand and name:  Delta College Public Media.  The change took place in late August to better align its stations as a service of Delta College. The name of the TV station (WDCQ-TV), formerly Q-TV, is now Delta College Public Media. The radio station (WUCX-FM), formerly… read more

O’Rielly Pushes for More Broadcast Deregulation as He Nears FCC Exit

Outgoing FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has made a final push for more broadcast deregulation as he prepares to exit the regulatory organization. In a September 25 blog post, O’Rielly, whose re-nomination was recently withdrawn by President Donald Trump after he criticized a social media regulatory effort  backed by the White House. He praised FCC chairman… read more

Federal Judge Orders Census Counting to Continue to October 31

A federal judge in California on Thursday (9/24) ruled that the 2020 Census will not end on September 30 as previously planned, but will and instead be extended to conclude on October 31. The Trump administration filed a notice on Friday (9/25) to appeal that decision, according to a report on NPR. Michigan Census 2020… read more

WKAR Presents COVID Diaries: On the Front Line | American Portrait

On October 1 at 10 p.m., WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) will present “COVID Diaries: On the Front Line,” a WKAR original special produced as part of the PBS American Portrait project. Produced under social distancing and other health and safety guidelines required during a pandemic, the story is told through video captured remotely through… read more

WLNS Hosts Congressional Debate

On September 21, Nexstar Broadcasting’s WLNS-TV (Lansing) hosted a debate with candidates for the 8th Congressional District.  Incumbent Democrat Elissa Slotkin and Republican challenger Paul Junge took part in a one-hour broadcast hosted by WLNS anchor Sheri Jones. The station invited questions from listeners.  In addition, WLNS Capital Correspondent Tim Skubick provided analysis of the… read more