Category: April 2017

WDIV Detroit’s Paul Gross named Fellow of American Meteorological Society

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr., ClickOnDetroit.com WDIV-TV (Detroit) Meteorologist Paul Gross is being recognized with high honors from the American Meteorological Society. Paul has been named a Fellow of the Society and has won an Emmy from the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. The University of Michigan’s atmospheric science department… read more

FCC Finds Online Sources Satisfy EEO Requirements for Wide Dissemination of Job Openings by Broadcasters and MVPDs

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com The FCC on Friday (4/21) released a declaratory ruling making it significantly easier for broadcasters and MVPDs to meet their EEO obligations imposed by FCC rules. These rules for broadcasters and MVPDs (cable and satellite TV providers) require that these businesses, when filling job openings, widely disseminate information… read more

2017-2018 MABF Student Advisory Committee Seeking Nominations

Do you know an outstanding broadcasting, media, sales, engineering or journalism student that has great ideas and would love to become more involved in the broadcast industry? We want to hear from you! The MAB Foundation has a great opportunity for Michigan students to get involved and play an integral role in the MAB Foundation!… read more

Filmmaker Seeks Motown Radio Interviews

A filmmaker, working on a feature-length documentary on the formation and early years of Motown Records is looking for archival radio interviews from the 1960s and early 1970s with Motown stars and staffers: Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. The production’s archive researcher, Hannah Green,… read more

WXYT’s Terry Foster Retires

Terry Foster, co-host of the “Valenti and Foster” show on WXYT-FM/97.1 The Ticket (Detroit), has retired from the station, effective April 20. Foster suffered a stroke and was on medical leave for much of the second half of 2016. He returned to the show in January but has now decided to refocus his time on… read more

Michigan Radio Reporter Kate Wells named Young Journalist of the Year

Via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has named Michigan Radio reporter Kate Wells the ‘Young Journalist of the Year.’ The award was presented at the Detroit SPJ’s annual banquet April 19. In naming Wells ‘Young Journalist of the Year,’ the judges called her a “multi-talented journalist”… read more

The Robinson Report: Creation

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: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative… read more