Category: February 2017

WNWN Raises $65k for St. Jude’s

On February 2-3, Midwest Communication’s WNWN-FM (Win98.5 Battle Creek) raised $65,110 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the station’s annual Radiothon. Listeners were encouraged to call in and become a “Partner In Hope” for St. Jude kids, donating $20 a month.  In addition, the station aired stories of patients of the hospital throughout the… read more

Save $$!! GLBC Registration Discount Deadline Extended through Friday, February 24!

Don’t miss out on your chance to save some money on registration to this outstanding event. You will leave the conference reinvigorated and also learn concrete information you can use in your job today. Register Here  Speaker Highlights include: SBE’s Ennes Broadcast Engineering Workshop: this all-day program will feature multiple topics and speakers that provide… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Gary Langley (Interlochen Public Radio)

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Gary Langley is Chief Broadcast Engineer at Interlochen Public Radio (WIAA/WICA/WICV/WLMN/WHBP/WIAB/W234BU). He joined Interlochen Public Radio on September 9, 2016 after four years at WPBN/WTOM/WGTU/WGTQ. Q: Please share with us a brief engineering resume: Gary:  I signed up for the US Marines in 1992, on an… read more

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

FCC Lifts Quiet Period for Broadcasters

According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, the FCC lifted the quiet period and enabled broadcasters who participated in the incentive auction to talk freely and negotiate among themselves to buy or sell their stations. In January of 2016, the FCC imposed the gag order to prevent broadcasters from colluding before or during the… read more

Senate Committee Passes FOIA Exemptions

Information on bids, quotes or proposals involved in a procurement process would be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) until after the contract is awarded under Senate Bill 69, which was voted out of the Senate Government Operations Committee. The information would be publicly available after a vendor is selected, but trade secrets,… read more

What Amazon Could Teach Radio

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:  Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC Dick Taylor Blog https://dicktaylorblog.com/ I can’t think of a more competitive marketplace than one that offers infinite choice. This is the marketplace that… read more

WWJ-AM Raises 1.45 Million+

On February 10, CBS Radio’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) held its 14th annual Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW (The Heat and Warmth Fund), raising more than $1.45 million to help thousands of families in southeastern Michigan who cannot afford to heat their homes or keep their lights on this winter. The one-day event had the station broadcasting… read more