Category: January 2022

Streaming High School Sports: MAB’s Sam Klemet Chats with Josh Trust, COO of Heritage Broadcasting

Michigan broadcasters can now stream high school sports after the MHSAA changed its policy due to the efforts of the MAB and our members. Josh Trust, COO of Heritage Broadcasting in Traverse City, was instrumental in working on making the changes a reality. He sits down with MAB President Sam Klemet to talk about what… read more

64 Michigan Stations Air Governor Whitmer’s State of the State Address

We are proud to announce that 64 Michigan broadcast stations – 30 television and 34 radio – carried the Governor’s 2022 State of the State address this past Wednesday (1/26) night. The list of stations includes members of the MAB as well as the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB). The MAB provided commercial television… read more

WNEM-TV Welcomes Elisse Ramey

Former WJRT-TV (Flint) Anchor/Reporter Elisse Ramey has joined WNEM-TV (Saginaw) as Anchor/Reporter.  Ramey will be co-anchoring the station’s 5:30 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She spent over four years at WJRT.  Prior to mid-Michigan, Ramey was an Anchor/Reporter for WITN-TV in Washington, North Carolina. Ramey also was Anchor/Reporter/Producer at WXVT-TV in Greenville, Mississippi; and also served… read more

“Smokin’ Joe” Joins Krol’s WJSZ

Longtime Lansing air personality Joe Schneider has joined the airstaff of Krol Communication’s WJSZ-FM (Ashley/Owosso) as afternoon (3-7 p.m.) personality. A 2002 graduate of Specs Howard School of Media Arts, Schneider got his start at then-oldies WJIM-FM (Lansing), hosting the 60’s at 6 and 70’s at 7 as Smokin’ Joe. He later moved on to… read more

The Clock is Ticking Towards the Super Bowl: 2022 Update on Super Bowl Advertising and Promotions

By: Mitchell Stabbe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP via the Broadcast Law Blog There was record viewership for the last-second victories in each of the 2022 NFC and AFC Divisional Round games.  Thus, the interest in this year’s Super Bowl game may be unprecedented and advertisers may want to take advantage.  For the last six years,… read more

WYCD Scores Two Nominations in ACM Radio Awards

The Academy of Country Music® announced this past Monday (1/24) Radio Awards nominees for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™, including a double nomination for Audacy’s WYCD-FM (Detroit).  WYCD was nominated for Major Market Radio Station of the Year.  Its morning show, Josh, Rachael & Grunwald In the Morning with Josh Holleman, Rachael Hunter… read more

CBS Affiliate Swap in The U.P.

On January 20, Nexstar Media Group’s WJMN-TV (Escanaba) announced that effective January 21, the station will no longer be affiliated with the CBS Network.  In a story on its website, the station said it will “continue to provide the news, weather, sports and entertainment that we have for over 50 years across the Upper Peninsula.” … read more

WFQX Adds Three New Subchannels

Cadillac Telecasting’s WFQX-TV (Cadillac), which is operated by Heritage Broadcasting Group (WWTV/WWUP-TV) through a shared services agreement, has announced that it has added three new subchannels to its roster.  WFQX, a dual Fox/CW affiliate, has added Newsy, Court Mystery and Defy TV for viewers in northern Michigan. The station says, “Newsy offers coverage of top… read more