Category: July 2016

Advocacy Conference Early-Rate Deadlines Approaching

Don’t miss the speakers at this year’s Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, August 22-23 at Crystal Mountain Resort.  Register today to take advantage of discounted room rates at Crystal Mountain (through this Friday, July 21) as well as early-bird conference rates (through July 31). MAB members will hear policy and advocacy updates as well as… read more

Jacobs Media to Present Free Webinar

This Thursday (7/28), Jacobs Media will present a FREE webinar titled: “Facebook Live for Radio Broadcasters.”  How can your radio station use the new Facebook Live feature to connect with its audience? Jacobs Media Strategies’ “Digital Dot Connector,” Seth Resler, will introduce you to Facebook Live and offer best practices for using this tool. Learn… read more

The Looming Engineering Age Crisis

By: Chris Tarr, CSRE, DRB, CBNE Broadcast companies are standing on the train tracks, watching a train from a mile away making its way towards them. “Boy, that thing’s going to kill us! Should we jump? Should we run? Well, I’m pretty busy…I sure hope someone pushes us out of the way before the train hits… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Rose Dunlap

Rose Dunlap is in the  Traffic Department at WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM in Grand Haven, MI. Rose has been in traffic for over 2 years now and with her present company for 16 years. Q1: What is your favorite comfort food? Rose:  Fritos. Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why? Rose:  Wonder Women! I have always admired her… read more

A Good Faith Disconnect on Retrans

By: Scott R. Flick, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman There is an old vaudeville routine I’ve found more useful for understanding lawmaking in Washington than any textbook.  It goes something like this: (Scene: a nighttime street corner illuminated by a single streetlight; a short man (Joe) is frantically searching for something near the base of the… read more

MAB On-The-Road With Legislative Meetings

The MAB has started its summer series of in-district congressional meetings with Congressman Justin Amash (R-3) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-12). The focus of the meetings is to update lawmakers on the status of the incentive spectrum auction, discuss co-sponsorship of the Local Radio Freedom Act and advocate for preserving ad tax deductibility in any… read more

MAPB Announces Public Media Impact Award

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) is pleased to announce the 2016 Public Media Impact Award Donor Recipient, Ms. Bucky Love. Bucky Love has a heart for, and has given from the heart, to WGVU Public Media for over 30 years – her nonprofit of choice when it comes to a champion for the… read more

FCC: No New Rules on Retrans

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced via a blog post that the FCC will not be taking any new regulatory actions on retransmission consent as a result of its investigation into its good faith rules. Specifically, Wheeler stated that the FCC “will not proceed at this time to adopt additional rules governing good… read more