Category: 2019

Grant A. Santimore: 1944-2019

The MAB is sad to report the passing of former Michigan Broadcaster Grant A. Santimore, who passed away January 13 at the age of 74.  Santimore’s career in broadcasting began in the early 70’s as Sales Manager, then General Manger of WFMK-FM (Lansing), when it was owned by Bob Liggett.  He later went on to stations… read more

Michigan Broadcaster Tony Flynn Passes

The MAB has learned that broadcast legend, Anthony F. “Tony” Flynn, 92, of Hillsdale passed away on January 21. Flynn is best known for owning and operating WCSR-AM/FM in Hillsdale. Flynn was born November 15, 1926 in Escanaba, Michigan to William and Loretta Flynn. On July 17, 1947, he married Marian M. Menard and they… read more

Innovation Stage Highlight: Learn to Turn Digital into Dollars with SoCast’s Eric Eisen

Eric Eisen will show you how to turn digital into dollars on the MABshow Innovation Stage. Everyone is looking for real and proven ideas to drive digital revenue and grow their digital audience.  Learn how SoCast Broadcast partners are successfully using their digital tools to drive meaningful results. He will share secrets and practical ideas… read more

Reduce Your Company’s Cybersecurity Risk in 2019: Take Advantage of a Member Registration Discount

Media industry companies are more likely to be targeted by cyber criminals than companies in other industries, according to a 2018 report by Accenture. Send your engineering, IT or security leader to the only cybersecurity conference targeted specifically to the needs of broadcasters. And take advantage of a State Association Member Discount on registration. It’s… read more

Longtime U.P. Broadcaster Norman Koski Dies

The MAB has learned that Norman Koski, longtime Upper Peninsula broadcaster, passed away January 9 at the age of 80.  Koski, along with three partners, purchased WHDF-AM in Houghton in 1979, changing the call letters to WCCY-AM.  He sold the station in 1983. Koski was known to the community simply as “Mr. Norm.” After selling… read more

Presser Joins WSNX as PD

iHeartMedia has announced that it has moved WZEE-FM (Madison, WI) APD/MD Aly Presser into the program director position at co-owned WSNX-FM (Grand Rapids).  All Access reports that Presser will eventually take on afternoon on-air duties as well. Presser told the publication, “I am so excited to join the SNX and iHeart/Grand Rapids team. I wouldn’t… read more

2019: Does Talent Really Matter?

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: Tim Moore, Managing Partner Audience Development Group Tim Moore will be speaking at the Great Lakes Media Show, March 5-6, 2019 in Lansing.  For more information… read more