Category: April 2016

The Radio Road Trip Lives

By: Sean Ross [email protected] Twitter: @RossOnRadio You don’t have to go on a road trip to hear small-town radio anymore. Not every small-market station streams, but I come across interesting small-market stations in my various listening apps on a regular basis — often discovering them in the course of searching for some other station. You… read more

Day One Engineering Sessions Preview – GLBC

The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) Engineering Sessions kick off on Monday morning: Monday, May 2, 2016 10:00am – 4:00pm Advanced IP Networking & CBNE Study Topics Presented by Wayne Pecena, Society of Broadcast Engineers Advanced IP Networking for Broadcast Engineers and CBNE Study Topics is an intensive instructor-led full-day tutorial. It is assumed that… read more

Day Two Engineering Preview – GLBC

Day two of Engineering Sessions at GLBC begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016 8:00 – 11:00am  SBE Exam for CNBT and CBNE Registration for the SBE Exams closed on April 1. 10:00 – 10:30am New Technologies and Design Concepts in Radio Automation (Not Your Dad’s Automation System) Presented by Don Backus, Broadcast Electronics… read more

Sales Sessions Preview – GLBC

GLBC Tuesday Sessions can help you generate $$$! Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10:00 – 11:00am Back to the Basics: Part 1 Presented by Speed Marriott, P1 Learning We have become practitioners of the apologetic approach to selling.  For example: I’m sorry that… I didn’t meet your C.P.P. Goals… I didn’t fulfill your value-added request… That… read more

News & Journalism Sessions Preview – GLBC

GLBC’s sessions for journalists and those in the news media are top-notch this year! Tuesday, May 3, 2016 8:30 – 9:30am Valerie Geller Presents: Get, Keep, and BUILD Your Audience! Content is king and those who create your content are what set you apart from every other “screen” or speaker you compete with. Everyone can improve… read more

Video Production Sessions Preview – GLBC

On Tuesday, May 3, GLBC offers multiple sessions for video producers: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 10 – 11:00am The Art of Interviewing for Video Presented by Steve Julin Interviewing is the foundation of great storytelling, and the stories you tell are only as good as the information you get. In this workshop, you’ll learn the… read more

Ben C. Fisher Passes

Benjamin Chatburn Fisher, a preeminent Washington, D.C. communications law attorney and investor in Mid-West Family Broadcasting, died April 14, 2016 at age 93. Fisher’s legal career spanned over six decades.  In 1952, he joined the law firm Fisher, Wayland, and Southmayd, which he father founded.  The firm later became Fisher, Cooper and Zaragoza.  Later, it… read more

WGVU Holds 5th Annual “Local Blues Matter” Fundraiser

On April 16, WGVU-FM (Grand Rapids) presented their 5th Annual “Local Blues Matters” benefit event to support the nearly 36-hours of blues programming heard each weekend on the station. The benefit concert, held at a local lounge, featured headliner Larry McCray along with West Michigan blues artists Hank Mowery, Jimmy Stagger, plus Hannah Rose and the… read more

RTNDA Announces 2016 Murrow Award Winners

The RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS ASSOCIATION (RTNDA) has announced its Regional EDWARD R. MURROW Award winners for 2016. There were 654 winners in 14 categories and 14 regions throughout the country. Congratulations to our Region 7 Murrow Award winners here in Michigan: Large Market Radio Continuing Coverage Lead in Flint Water Michigan Radio Ann Arbor, MI… read more