Category: April 2017

Public Media Impact Award Nominations Now Open!

This year marks the 32nd year of honoring Michigan’s public broadcasters with the MAPB Public Media Impact Award. Two awards will be presented – one award for Donors and one award for Professionals – for their contribution to public broadcasting in Michigan. The awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Banquet as part of… read more

Reminder: Statewide Tornado Drill/Test April 19, 2017

In cooperation with the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, and with the endorsement of the MAB Board of Directors, the National Weather Service will conduct a test with the Tornado Warning EAS Code at 1:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 as part of Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. The… read more

Filing Deadline Reminder

By April 10, 2017, all commercial and noncommercial radio and television stations must prepare a list of important issues facing their communities of license, and the programs aired during January, February and March dealing with those issues. All TV stations and radio stations in the top 50 markets with five or more full-time employees must… read more

Pai Expected to Announce Ownership Rule Changes

According to NAB SmartBriefs, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is expected to release a proposal that would reverse the elimination of the UHF discount in calculating the audience reach of TV station owners. The proposed change is expected to go before the FCC in April and could lead to a series of mergers if… read more