Category: May 2016

Legislature Recognizes Michigan AMBER Alert Awareness Week May 15-21

Michigan celebrated AMBER Alert Awareness Week Sunday, May 15 through Saturday, May 21 to help bring more awareness to the Michigan AMBER Alert Program and to promote the importance of AMBER Alerts in recovering abducted or endangered children. The statewide AMBER Alert week was designated by the Michigan Senate in Senate Resolution 178, introduced by… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Mike Maciejewski, Townsquare Media (Grand Rapids)

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Alisha Clack at [email protected] Mike Maciejewski Market Engineering Manager for Townsquare Media, Grand Rapids Brief Engineering Resume: 1999-Present – Market Engineering Manager for Townsquare Media, Grand Rapids 1998-1999 – Chief Engineer, KTRH, Houston, TX 1994-1998 – 1st tour of duty at current job 1991-1994 – Station owner/operator, WKGH, Allegan, MI… read more

WGVU Announces Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser

WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids) will hold their annual Golf Outing Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 8 at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University.  The event involves dozens of Grand Valley State University and public media friends and supporters enjoying an annual day on the links. The event is an 18-hole best-ball scramble format, with practice… read more

NATAS Announces 2016 Emmy Nominations

On May 18, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has announced the list of nominations for the 2016 regional EMMY® Awards in Michigan. The Michigan EMMY® represents the most experienced and talented television professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from all of Michigan’s 11 television markets. The list of nominees… read more

The Robinson Report: Experience

By: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media  You know it the minute you step into a place. Vibe. You know the feeling – Target is different than Wal-Mart and WAY different than K-Mart. The file already burnt into your brain nearly pre-determines your experience. Walking through the gates of a Disney park is far different than –… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Bobbi Sansom

Bobbi Sansom WLUC-TV, Marquette Bobbi Sansom’s official title is “Copy Coordinator / Digital Sales Assistant” for WLUC-TV.  Bobbi has been in traffic for three years now. Q1: Favorite comfort food? Bobbi:  Mashed potatoes and gravy. Q2: Which Superhero would you be and why? Bobbi:  Wyldstyle:  click here.  Q3: When I’m not working, I’d rather be… Bobbi:  Traveling. Q4: If… read more

ABIP Scheduling Underway!

Is Your Station Ready for any regulatory changes coming in 2016? Can you afford a FCC fine? Take advantage of this great savings opportunity to get your station fully FCC compliant and free from a routine FCC inspection for three years. The MAB’s alternative inspection program (ABIP) is unique in that we work with your… read more

GLBC 2016: Big Success!

Were you among the nearly 900 people to attend the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo? Attendees said that this was the best group of speakers we have ever had. Evelyn Massaro WNMU, Northern Michigan University said, “I’ve attended most of the GLBC meetings and this was the best as far as variety of and… read more

WDIV-TV (Detroit) Hires First “Digital” Anchor

WDIV-TV, the Graham-owned NBC affiliate in Detroit, has hired former WJBK-TV (Detroit) reporter/anchor Jason Carr as its first digital anchor. Marla Drutz, WDIV General Manager, said “To stay relevant and to be true innovators, we have to invest not just in the technology to do all these things, but also the people. It’s not just saying how… read more