Category: March 2017

Miss GLBC 2017? Take a Look at the Highlights

Even the wind storm didn’t shut down MAB’s GLBC 2017! Of all the past Great Lakes Broadcasting Conferences, this one was the absolute best.  More than 850 Individuals attended GLBC this year, held March 7 & 8 at the Lansing Center. GLBC is the MAB’s most popular events. Members in attendance raved about the sessions, and… read more

MAB in Washington this Week

This week, MAB staff and members of MAB’s Board of Directors are in Washington, D.C. for the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference. The MAB will be meeting with members of the Michigan Congressional delegation and their telecommunication staff to discuss: (1) the need to ensure that the repacking timeline and relocation funds… read more

CBS Radio’s WYCD in the News Again!

Last week, your MAB News Briefs shared the story that WYCD-FM (Detroit) Program Director Tim Roberts was named one of America’s Top Country Program Directors by RadioInk.  But there’s been more news! Since then, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) unveiled (2/22) its winners in the Station of the Year and On-Air Personality of the… read more

Gonzalez Joins WLEN-FM

Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) has announced that Ashley Gonzalez has joined its staff.  Gonzalez, an Adrian native, will be an integral part of the advertising, marketing and promotions department at the station. She most recently worked at County National Bank and First Federal Bank in Adrian. Gonzalez has a bachelor’s degree in business from Siena Heights University and a… read more

The Robinson Report: Hire Smart

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

WJBK-TV’s Ron Savage Passes

The MAB is sad to announce that longtime WJBK-TV (Detroit) anchor and reporter Ron Savage passed away this past Saturday, February 25.  He was 63 years old. Savage suffered a heart attack during training exercise with the Milford Fire Department where he volunteered. WJBK-TV (Fox 2) General Manager, Mike Renda released this statement: “We are shocked and saddened… read more

WFQX Launches MeTV in Northern Michigan

MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television, America’s #1 All Classic TV Network, launched today (March 1) in Northern Michigan, airing on WFQX-TV channel 32.2 (Cadillac). At this time, MeTV covers more than 90% of the country and has 100 affiliates. MeTV’s library includes almost 100 series from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, CBS Television Distribution, NBCUniversal Television… read more