Category: May 2016

Traffic Director Spotlight: Michelle Arvanitis

Michelle Arvanitis Jackson Radio Works, Jackson Michelle Arvanitis is the Traffic Director for WKHM-AM/FM, WIBM-AM/FM and Hot Country 101.5 (Jackson)  Q1: How long have you been in traffic? Michelle:  I’ve been the traffic director here for about a year and a half; but have been with Jackson Radio Works since 2007 with only two short stints… read more

Is Radio Milking The Wrong Callers?

By: Sean Ross [email protected] Twitter: @RossOnRadio It is a seemingly inevitable moment in any call-to-win contest, especially for a prize of any significance. You will hear the caller before the correct number caller. Sometimes it will be a quick groan of frustration when they’re informed. Sometimes the on-air personality feels the need to play with… read more

MABF 2016 Student Broadcast Awards – Station/Program of the Year Awards

On Tuesday, May 3, the MABF honored the winners of the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards. The program received over 637 entries from 40 different high school and college institutions in Michigan. The awards were presented at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference with several hundred media professionals in the audience. The MAB and MABF congratulates all… read more

MAPB Elects New Officers

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) elected the 2016 Officers of the Board of Directors during a board meeting held on March 7. The newly elected officers include: President: Eric Smith, Director of Broadcasting, Northern Michigan University Public Broadcasting Vice-President: Gary Reid, Michigan State University Public Broadcasting Treasurer: Steve Schram, Michigan Public Media Secretary:… read more

WXYZ/WMYD-TV Welcome New Meteorologist

Meteorologist Denise Isaac has joined WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit).  She will handle weather for “The Now” at 4 p.m. and 7 Action News at 7 p.m. on WXYZ. She will also contribute to 7 Action News at 10 p.m. on WMYD. “Weather is a critical part of the service we provide to our viewers, and we’re delighted… read more

Radio Reader Dick Estell Passes

The MAB learned this past weekend that Dick Estell, legendary voice of the Radio Reader, had passed away. According to family, via WKAR (East Lansing), Estell died peacefully Friday, May 6, 2016. Dick Estell continued broadcasting into his 90th year, retiring from the airwaves in March of 2016. WKAR has made available some stories celebrating… read more