Category: April 2016

Michigan Talk Network (MTN) Now Offering State Newscasts

As a follow-up to our March 24 story on the closure of Lansing-based Michigan Radio Network, MAB has learned that Michigan Talk Network (MTN) is now offering hourly newscasts to affiliates throughout the state. Based in Lansing at Townsquare Media’s WJIM-AM, the service offers two-minute state-focused newscasts each weekday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  In addition, MTN… read more

Associate Member Spotlight: The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency

The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency’s early beginnings date back to 1874 when the state’s first insurance commissioner created an insurance agency to serve the needs of the citizens. Today, the Lyman & Sheets Agency is a full-service insurance firm offering property, general liability, workers’ compensation, builder’s risk, auto, crime, directors and officers liability, professional liability,… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Lisa DeAngelo

Lisa DeAngelo  Krol Communications, Owosso Lisa DeAngelo wears many hats at WJSZ-FM in Owosso.  Not only is she the Operations and Office Manager, she is also the Traffic Director, Production Director, and Midday host on the station.  Lisa has been with Krol Communications since December 2009.  She began her radio career in 1992 at WYCD-FM… read more

Why is My Station Not Featured in MAB News Briefs?

If your station has not been featured in MAB News Briefs, we need you to send us information about your events and activities.  We’re always looking for information on community service events, new personnel hires, format changes, and whatever is going on at your station. We also love photos!  Lots of photos! We want to… read more

WKAR-FM, Interlochen Public Radio Offer Live In-Studio Music Broadcasts

In the last several weeks, we’ve noticed a couple of instances that are reminiscent of the days when radio stations featured live musicians in their studio.  Both WKAR-FM (East Lansing) and Interlochen Public Radio (Interlochen) shared some examples recently through social media and regular websites. On March 24, WKAR-FM presented a performance of Brahms Scherzo in c-minor… read more

Dr. Charles Ganzert Passes

The MAB is sad to share the news that Dr. Charles Ganzert, a professor in Northern Michigan University’s (NMU) Communication and Performance Studies department, passed away early Thursday morning, March 31, with his spouse by his side.  Dr. Ganzert was 63 years old. Dr. Ganzert was past Chairman and Honorary Board Member of the MAB… read more