Category: May 2018

SECC Meets in Lansing

On May 23, members of the State Emergency Communications Committee met in Lansing to discuss EAS changes and issues in Michigan. SECC members were updated on the progress of the Michigan State Police Emergency Alert System LPI project which began late last year.  The project is focusing on upgrading the state’s hardware for emergency reporting,… read more

NATAS Michigan Announces 40th Annual Regional EMMY® Nominations

Television stations, cable networks, ad agencies and production houses throughout Michigan have received nominations for this year’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/Michigan 40th Annual Regional EMMY® Awards. Tickets are now on sale for the EMMY® Awards ceremonies, to be held at the MotorCity Sound Board Theater on Saturday, June 16. Ticket purchase information is here…. read more

WLUC-TV Hosts Mother’s Day Craft Show

On May 11, 12 and 13, WLUC-TV (Marquette) hosted a Mother’s Day Craft Show at The Superior Dome on the campus of Northern Michigan University. The event hosted 140 vendors on Mother’s Day as moms, grandmas and families were able to spend the day shopping for unique, one-of a kind gifts. WLUC-TV hosts multiple craft shows throughout… read more

MAB Holds State Capitol Advocacy Day

On May 15, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters held its State Capitol Advocacy Day in Lansing.  MAB members met with state lawmakers to discuss the need for public notice reform, extending FOIA to the Legislature and the Governor’s Office, and to educate the lawmakers on the economic benefits of the broadcast industry in Michigan. A… read more

WKAR-TV Shares Repack Updates with Viewers

WKAR-TV (East Lansing), which is switching RF channels due to the FCC repack, is keeping its viewers updated with the latest information on the project that started on April 20. The station is moving from RF channel 40 to RF channel 33.  The station is one of the first in the country to make the move… read more

Jacobs Media to Present Techsurvey 2018 Webinar

On Thursday, May 24, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Jacobs Media Strategies will present a free webinar focused on their just-completed Techsurvey 2018. The annual Techsurvey is the radio broadcasting industry’s largest online survey. This year over 560 radio stations and 64,000 radio listeners participated. Over the course of an hour, Jacobs will share key takeaways… read more

What to Do When What You’ve Always Done Doesn’t Work Anymore

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: Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC There’s no doubt about it. We live in challenging times. The big word of the day is “disruption.” We read every day… read more

WDIV-TV, WXMI-TV Honored with Digital Innovation Awards

Two Michigan television stations, WDIV-TV (Detroit) and WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids), took home awards at the Local Media Association’s recent Digital Innovation Awards ceremony. Seventy different companies from newspapers, TV stations, radio stations and digital news sites competed for the awards celebrating creative and business advancements in the digital realm. “Our main goal is to create a website… read more