Category: March 2017

The Robinson Report: In Your Words

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: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media Passion is a funny and fleeting thing; and, at times, void of common sense. Colleague and Radio Genius Fred Jacobs recently reflected… read more

WRIF Introduces “iPhone Stickers”

Detroit’s WRIF-FM (“The Riff”) is the first radio station to take advantage of Apple’s new iOS stickers, with the release of the Dave & Chuck WRIF iPhone sticker pack, provided by jacapps, a Detroit-based application developer. As a result of Apple’s introduction of custom stickers to iPhone messages, WRIF listeners may begin to enjoy a selection of… read more

Lansing Lugnuts to Townsquare Media

By:  Jesse Goldberg-Strassler The Lansing Lugnuts, Class A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, and Townsquare Media have announced an exclusive partnership, with WVFN-AM (The Game 730 AM) serving as the new flagship home for Lugnuts baseball. “We are excited to bring Lugnuts baseball to our listeners,” said Zoe Burdine-Fly, Townsquare Media Regional Vice President… read more

Voters Could Ban Warrantless Searches Of Electronic Data

Under a House Joint Resolution C (HJR C), introduced by State Representative Jim Runestad (R-44), Michigan voters would get a chance to say whether the state’s Constitution should be amended to protect “electronic data and electronic communications” from warrantless searches. The constitution already states “the person, houses, papers, and possessions of every person shall be… read more

NAB Wants Changes to the FCC’s Repack Plan

According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has petitioned the FCC to reconsider its “flawed” framework and timeline for repacking TV stations after the incentive auction, saying not to do so will hurt broadcasters and their viewers. The auction’s official ending date is scheduled for the end of… read more

NAB to Present “Awareness in Reporting” Event

Join the Conversation About Reporting on Race When: 12:30pm ET 4/12/17 Where: Livestream or in-person in Washington, D.C. Local radio and TV broadcasters are part of the communities they serve. During times of unrest, they capture and reflect the voices and feelings of those around them. As first informers, trusted reporters, investigators and public servants,… read more

Blarney Stone Broadcasting Wins Best Small Business Award

Blarney Stone Broadcasting is one of 12 companies from around the state selected to receive the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s Best Small Business Award. These companies were chosen from more than 5,500 small businesses that the Michigan SBDC provided with confidential counseling in 2016. The Best Small Business award recipients were identified based on… read more

Rich Fisher Passes

Longtime Michigan newsman and Detroit TV anchor Rich Fisher has passed away. Fisher died March 24 after a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was 67. Fisher spent 7 years at WJBK-TV (Detroit) before resigning in 1997.  He later anchored a late-news broadcast at WWJ-TV (Detroit) up until 2002. Prior to WJBK, Fisher spent 12 years as… read more

Are you a Contract Engineer?

The MAB is putting together a new member resource:  a list of available contract engineers working in the state, available for stations in the event they need assistance. The list will appear on the MAB website. To be included, please send your name, company name (if applicable), location and contact information to Dan Kelley [email protected]…. read more