Category: February 2017

Introducing our NEW Student Broadcasting Newsletter!

Career Fairs, Student Conferences, Awards Programs, Scholarships, Job and Internship Openings and more! The MAB Foundation does it all and we want to share that important information directly with students! That’s why we’re introducing a monthly newsletter that’s written by broadcasting and media students, FOR broadcasting and media students! Don’t miss out on important updates… read more

Jim Mathis

Do You Believe?

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Jim Mathis, IPCS, CSP, MDiv J&L Mathis Group, Inc. www.jimmathis.com To Those Who Say, “It Can’t Be Done” “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something… read more

Sovereign Communications Acquires WDBC-AM/WYKX-FM

Upper Peninsula based Sovereign Communications has reached an agreement with KMB Broadcasting to purchase their Escanaba radio stations, WDBC-AM and WYKX-FM. With this acquisition, Sovereign will own a total of 17 stations in the U.P. region, which includes stations in Sault Ste. Marie, Newberry, Marquette and Iron Mountain. President of Sovereign Communications Bill Curtis said… read more

Murrow Awards Deadline is Thursday

This Thursday, February 9 is the deadline to enter the prestigious 2017 Edward R. Murrow Awards. The deadline includes Murrow, Student Murrow and Kaleidoscope entries, which must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time, Thursday, February 9, 2017. Judging will take place in March, with regional winners announced in April and those winners automatically move… read more

Peter Payette New IPR Executive Director

The MAB has learned that Peter Payette has been promoted to Executive Director of Interlochen Public Radio. Payette joined the stations in 2000 and was appointed News Director in 2001.  For more than a decade, he hosted the weekly program Points North and has reported on a wide range of issues critical to the culture… read more

2017 GLBC Exhibitor Highlight: Zipwhip

Solidify local connection with Zipwhip Texting Your listeners want to text you – Let them! Over 80% of American adults text, making it the most common cell phone activity. Radio stations are rolling out texting in major markets all over the country. “Texting just creates an ultimate bond with the listener,” Chunky from Portland’s 98.7… read more