Category: April 2017

Save the Date for the 2017 MABF Golf Fundraiser!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Michigan Who’s ready to PAR-TEE!? Make plans to join us up north at the MAB Foundation Golf Fundraiser, which supports our young broadcasters. Playing 18 holes of golf with your industry colleagues is the perfect end to your time away at the… 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

Final Call for Nominations

This Friday, April 28 is the deadline for nominations for the annual Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards.  The awards will be presented during the Awards Banquet at the MAB Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, Tuesday, August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. Click here for more information on the qualifications and… read more

MAB Board Profile: Shannone Dunlap

MAB News Briefs is pleased to bring you profiles of your MAB Board of Directors. Shannone Dunlap is Market Manager for Alpha Media and its cluster of stations in Saginaw. A 30-year marketing/media veteran, Shannone was hired in August of 2007 to lead the local radio stations then owned by NextMedia, with over 40 employees… read more