Category: August 2017

TEGNA Launches ‘Texas Cares’ Initiative to Raise Money for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Is your station or company doing something to help the hurricane victims in Texas?  Let us know about it! Email  [email protected] On August 28, TEGNA Inc. launched Texas Cares, an initiative to support those in need following Hurricane Harvey. All money raised by TEGNA’s stations will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund…. read more

Hilary Golston Joins WJBK-TV

Detroit native Hilary Golston will be joining WJBK-TV (Detroit) as  a reporter beginning September 5. Most recently, Golston was a reporter, anchor and multimedia journalist for WKYC Cleveland. Previously, she was a weekend evening anchor at WVTM Birmingham, Ala. Golston began her career at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. “I come from a family committed to… read more

Beasley Detroit Market Manager Mac Edwards Named Company’s Market Manager of the Year

At ceremonies on August 25, Beasley Media Group has announced its 2017 Operating Achievement Awards Winners.  The celebration honors the achievements and contributions made by individual employees and radio stations of the company over the preceding twelve months. Each year, the Operating Achievement Awards are presented to deserving candidates in several categories. Taking home “Market… read more

EMU’s ‘All E Show’ Returns to WTKA

WTKA-AM (Ann Arbor) will once again air Eastern Michigan University’s All E Show this season.  The program is a weekly 30-minute football coaches’ show hosted by EMU Associate Athletic Director Greg Steiner. With the season underway, the program debuted August 23. Cumulus Media, which owns WTKA, will also air air EMU cross-promotions and marketing on… read more

A Big Thank You to our PAC Supporters

The MAB Political Action Committee (MAB PAC) Board of Directors would like to thank all the members who attended our annual PAC fundraiser on August 21 at Crystal Mountain Resort. The event featured a reception, private Clipper Chairlift Rides. We also were joined by Rob Elhenicky of Kelley-Cawthorne and John D. Pirich of Honigman Miller… read more

Complaints Filed Against TV Stations for Public File Violations on Political Issue Ads

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP Last week, the Campaign Legal Center and Issue One, two political “watchdog” organizations, filed FCC complaints against two Georgia TV stations, alleging violations of the rules that govern the documents that need to be placed into a station’s public inspection file regarding political “issue advertising” (see their press… read more

FCC Watch: Two Michigan Stations Surrender Licenses

Here’s the latest Michigan-related FCC broadcast filings. August 29:  Marion R. Williams was granted a license to cover changes for WSMK-FM (Buchanan).  The station relocated its transmitter site, changed HAAT and ERP. August 28:  Educational Media Foundation filed an application to cover minor changes for FM Translator W296CG (Detroit).  The translator rebroadcasts the HD2 channel… read more

3 Disruptive Ways Generation Z Will Transform the Workplace

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Ryan Jenkins Next Generation Speaker / Columnist Generation Z promises to bring even more unique traits to the modern workforce. Here’s what executives can expect… read more

Broadcasters Foundation Expediting Emergency Grants for Texas Broadcasters

As local Radio and TV stations across Texas mobilize their communities to help their fellow Texans hurt by Hurricane Harvey, the Broadcasters Foundation of America is expediting $1,000 grants for individual broadcasters personally harmed by the record devastation wreaked by the storm. The Broadcasters Foundation’s emergency relief program distributes one-time grants of $1,000 each after… read more