Category: August 2017

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

MAB celebrates Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017 Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductees

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award and welcomed four other outstanding individuals into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Tuesday, August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort. The highest award given by the MAB, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors Michigan broadcast pioneers who have dedicated the majority of their professional careers to broadcasting… read more

MAB Honors Sen. Debbie Stabenow With Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) honored Sen. Debbie Stabenow with its 2017 Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award on Tuesday, August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort. This prestigious award is given to a lawmaker or other public servant for their dedicated service to Michigan citizens and the Michigan broadcasting industry. This recipient is nominated by the MAB executive… read more

Snyder Creates a New Opioid Council

Gov. Rick Snyder signed an executive directive on August 15 forming a new Council on Opioid and Prescription Drug Enforcement and named Lt. Gov. Brian Calley as its chair. In a statement, Snyder said the council will work to develop and maintain relationships between local, state and federal agencies that work in enforcing laws and… read more