Category: July 2017

Michigan Radio News Staff Changes

Via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio On July 31, Michigan Radio announced two changes to its news staff. Lindsey Smith has started work as the station’s new Investigative Reporter. In this position, she will focus on news reports that may require a longer and more involved examination of the topic. Smith joined Michigan Radio in 2010,… read more

FCC Releases New EAS Handbook

The FCC has released a revised EAS Operating Handbook. A copy of the Handbook must be located at normal duty positions or EAS equipment locations when an operator is required to be on duty and be immediately available to staff responsible for administering EAS tests. The Handbook supersedes all other EAS Handbooks and must be… read more

Blarney Stone Broadcasting Announces New Line Up on WQON

Following the retirement of Dave “Big Dog” Sherbert, from WQON-FM (Grayling), Blarney Stone Broadcasting has announced a new on-air line-up for the station. The new schedule, effective this week, moves station co-owner Jerry Coyne from afternoons to the midday slot formerly occupied by Sherbert.  Coyne’s new show title will be “J.C.’s Midday Mind Trip” and will… read more

FCC Watch: WHST (Tawas City) Sold to Carroll Enterprises

Here’s the latest Michigan-related FCC broadcast filings: July 21:  The Transfer of Control application filed June 30 by Good News Media, Inc. has been approved.  The Transfer of Control covered gradual changes in the non-commercial licensee’s board of directors.  The stations affected are WLJD-FM (Charlevoix), WLJN-AM (Elmwood Township), WLJN-FM (Traverse City), WLJW-AM (Cadillac) and WLJW-FM… read more

Traffic Tidbits

Your MAB has asked traffic departments from all across Michigan to offer some memories, tips, tricks, and traffic stories for your enjoyment. Here are a few thoughts from other Michigan traffic employees in the radio and television business.  Names will remain confidential to protect the innocent: Tidbit “Every once in a while we get a… read more

How to Have Millennials Show Up to Work on Time

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 / Inc.com Columnist How often are workers late to work? Is the 9-to-5 schedule obsolete? Are employers becoming more lenient with worker tardiness?… read more

Crystal Mountain Extends Room Discounts

Uh oh! You didn’t book your room before last Friday’s discount deadline? Don’t worry … we’ve got you covered.  Crystal Mountain Resort has generously extended its discount window for MAB members and friends who book overnight accommodations for the August 22 and 23 Advocacy Conference, Awards Banquet and MAB Foundation Golf Fundraiser at the Thompsonville resort…. read more

Congresswoman Dingell will be Special Guest at Awards Banquet

Each summer, the MAB’s Advocacy Conference allows its members an important opportunity to hear from and network with broadcast industry peers as well as legislative experts and leaders. That is why the MAB is excited to announce that Congresswoman Debbie Dingell will be a special guest at this year’s MAB Awards Banquet on August 22 at Crystal… read more

Sen. Stabenow to Receive MAB Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award

Sen. Debbie Stabenow will be honored with the MAB’s “Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award” during the August 22  MAB Awards Banquet at Crystal Mountain Resort. Senator Stabenow grew up in Clare, where her family owned the local Oldsmobile dealership, and her mother was Director of Nursing at the local hospital. She graduated at the top… read more