Category: February 2017

Are You Doing the Same Thing the Same Old Way? Break Out!

By: Debbie Kenyon, MAB Chairman and Senior VP/Market Manager, CBS Radio Detroit Break out of the old mold!  Be sure you register for the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo (GLBC) March 7-8 in Lansing. As I mentioned in the personal email I sent last week, few of us get to attend national conferences anymore.  GLBC… read more

MABF GLBC Career Fair – Is Your Company Signed Up?

It’s time for the MAB Foundation’s most popular and highly attended career fair and we want YOU to be a part of the action! You’re going to be at GLBC anyway, right? Your station should participate in this career and networking fair because it attracts students statewide that will offer your company different views, ideas… read more

CBS Sells No Full-Powered Stations in Auction

With the quiet period lifted, broadcast groups from around the country are slowly announcing their profits (or not) from the recently completed FCC Reverse Spectrum Auction. We covered a few broadcast groups in our last newsletter here.  As of this writing, only one Michigan full-power station announcing that it will go off the air as… read more

On Point Visits WDET

On February 17, WDET-FM (Detroit) hosted NPR and WBUR Public Radio’s On Point  program, as host Tom Ashbrook broadcast 2-hour program live from WDET’s Midtown Detroit studios. The program airs on 290 stations nationwide. During the broadcast, host Tom Ashbrook spoke with a number of guests from in and around Detroit, including local politicians, activists… read more

$32,500 for St. Jude’s at WYTZ/Benton Harbor!

Last week, Midwest Family Broadcasting’s WYTZ-FM (975YCountry Benton Harbor) raised $32,500 in its annual Country Cares Radiothon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The two-day radiothon wrapped up on Friday Night (2/17) with a brand new record, and  station staff thanked all of its partners in hope who contributed money to help. The station supplemented… read more

WYCD’s Roberts Named One of America’s Best

Tim Roberts, Program Director of CBS Radio’s WYCD-FM (Detroit) has been named one of the 30 Best Program Directors In Country Radio in a new list, released February 13 by RadioInk. Roberts was ranked at #4! RadioInk notes that “A successful Country PD has to execute the format flawlessly in markets where there is typically more than… read more

The Robinson Report: Same As It Ever Was

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. Kevin Robinson will be speaking at this year’s Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC), March 7-8, 2017 in Lansing.  Kevin will present two sessions: “Coaching The Coaches” and… read more