Category: 2017

WDET-FM and Detroit Public Television To Receive Funding for Local Journalism Engagement Efforts

The Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund awarded a total of $322,000 to media organizations as it aims to bolster local engagement and coverage of the city’s recovery.  The gift will go to six community-media partnership projects put forth by a total of 13 Southeast Michigan news and community groups, according to a news release. They include the Michigan… read more

Michigan Taskforce Recommends Drones Use Limits to Legislature

A report issued by the Michigan drone task force recommends limiting the operation of drones around such areas as correctional facilities, tourist destinations and prominent bridges. The 27-member Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force (UASTF), which includes a member of the broadcast industry, was created earlier this year to form statewide policy on the operation and… read more

Part-Time Legislature Drive Mailing Out 100K Petitions

According to a report in Gongwer, Tom McMillin, the new co-chair of the part-time legislation petition drive, launched a new effort to collect the 315,654 needed signatures to place a constitutional question on the 2018 statewide ballot. The effort included mailing out over 100,000 petitions to those on a mailing list with hopes that enough… read more

What’s Next? Media Show Keynote Discussion Will Turn Eyes Toward Future

How will broadcasters adapt in the age of debated net neutrality, voice-based technologies, NextGenTV, autonomous cars, and the Digital Dashboard? Where are the best places for broadcasters to deploy financial and human resources in the years to come? Three of the nation’s top broadcasting professionals will team up for an interactive panel discussion to prognosticate… read more

Bad Ads vs. Good Ads

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:  Duane Alverson, President MacDonald Broadcasting Company (Saginaw & Lansing) What’s the most important ingredient to the success of your advertising recipe? Is it the platform you… read more

Quizbusters Finale Tapes This Friday

WKAR Public Media has announced that the final series installment of the long-running “Quizbusters” game show will be recorded this Friday, December 8, before a live studio audience at WKAR Studio A in East Lansing. This final edition of the show will feature QuizBusters division champions meeting up in the series finale Grand Championship game! After… read more

WDVD Raises Over $95K in ‘Cares For Kids’ Radiothon

Cumulus Media’s WDVD-FM (Detroit) held its 11th annual ‘WDVD Cares for Kids’ Radiothon last Friday (12/1) at Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, raising more than $95,000 for sick and injured kids in Southeastern Michigan. “It’s both an emotional and fulfilling day,” said WDVD morning host Blaine Fowler.  “We meet so many families throughout the… read more

WCUP, WGLI, WLUC Team Up for Canathon

Eagle Radio’s WCUP-FM and WGLI-FM (L’Anse/Hancock) partnered with WLUC-TV (Marquette) in the Western UP for the station’s annual Canathon fundraiser. “We have been doing this, it seems like forever, it is one of the great things we can partner up with our people up in Marquette. We couldn’t ask for a better promotion that actually reaches… read more