Category: April 2017

MAPB Partners with WGVU for LZ Michigan

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) has partnered with WGVU Public Media to present LZ Michigan, an event scheduled for September 23, 2017 at Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids.  The event will honor all veterans, including those who were killed or declared missing in action. In addition to MAPB and WGVU Public Media,… read more

Rick Jones

State Senator Working on Bills to Block ISPs, Search Engines from Selling Info

Senator Rick Jones (R-24) announced that he is working on legislation to protect the privacy of Michigan residents using the internet in light of the federal government’s recent actions to repeal internet privacy rules.  The rules would have required internet service providers to get consent before using or selling certain data for targeted advertising. Jones… read more

State Legislature Back in Session

The Michigan State Legislature is back in session in Lansing this week after two-week long spring recess. Several committee hearings have been scheduled. To see the full listing of the currently scheduled committee meetings, please click here.

FCC Releases Post-Auction Relocation List

According to a report from TVNewsCheck, the FCC has released details on the incentive auction results. Over $10 billion will be awarded to 175 winning broadcasters that elected to participate in the incentive auction. According to the FCC, 957 stations that did not participate in the auction will have to change channels. The first set… read more

Amplifi Media and Jācapps Align To Form SonicAi

New company to develop “skills” for emerging Amazon Echo and Google Home Devices Two of radio’s leading visionaries, Steve Goldstein and Fred Jacobs, and their companies, Amplifi Media and jācapps, have teamed together to form SonicAi, a joint venture dedicated to strategizing and creating voice command solutions for the radio and podcasting industries. Initial development… read more

Michigan Radio Staff Accepts Scripps Howard Award

Via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio  Members of Michigan Radio’s news team were in Cincinnati April 12 to accept the station’s first-ever Scripps Howard Award for the station’s on-going coverage of the Flint water crisis. The Scripps Howard – Jack R. Howard Award for Radio Coverage honors the best in-depth and investigative reporting of a single… read more

Are Any of Your Salespeople Hooked on This?

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: Chris Lytle, Content Developer InstantSalesTraining.com Let politicians deal with the opioid epidemic. Sales managers need to address this career-threatening addiction: “Hope-ium.” Salespeople get hooked on it…. read more

WDIV-TV Receives NABEF Service to America Award

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) has announced that Graham Media Group’s WDIV-TV (Detroit) is the recipient of its 2017 Service to America Television Award.  This award recognizes a television station for the totality of its efforts and its commitment to excellence in serving its community. In a press release, the NABEF writes… read more