Category: April 2019

LSSU Launches Cannabis Business Degree Program

Editor’s note:  The MAB wants to inform its members of advertising opportunities that may occur in the future.  At the present time, the advertising of cannabis products by broadcasting licensees is prohibited by Federal law.  For more information, read David Oxenford’s post here. After successfully launching a Cannabis chemistry program, Lake Superior State University continues… read more

Hoadley To Challenge Upton in 6th Congressional District

State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-60) announced he is running for the 6th Congressional House District in Michigan which is currently held by Congressman Fred Upton (R-6). Upton held this seat since 1986. Traditionally, Michigan’s 6th Congressional is a Republican seat; however, Upton’s 2018 win was very close: 50.2 percentage compared to 45.7 percent of the… read more

FCC to Vote on FM Interference

The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month on new draft regulations that would govern FM translator interference. According to a report in RBR, the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says the proposed rules will streamline remediation procedures, more clearly outline requirements for listener complaints and better facilitate channel changes for translators.

J. Steele Joins 105.1 The BOUNCE

Beasley Media Group, LLC; a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. announces J. Steele has been named as the new afternoon drive personality at WMGC-FM (Detroit), 105.1 The BOUNCE. He will begin his new position on April 22. Steele most recently served as the program director and afternoon drive host at WAMO-FM in Pittsburgh. “We are… read more


On April 3, WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) and WTCM-FM (Traverse City) teamed up to present TC JOBfest, “the largest employee recruiting event ever held in Northern Michigan.” The event was free for job-seekers and open to the public. The media partnership offered the ability to advertise widely on both television and radio, reaching Up North audiences eager… read more

Meet your MAB Foundation Board Member of the Week: Wendy Hart

Wendy Hart is Vice President of Operations for Spartan Sports Network, Inc., the state of Michigan’s largest and most listened to sports network.  Hart helped found the Network in the early 1990s and is responsible for day-to-day operations and corporate strategy, strategic direction and branding.  She oversees the development and implementation of digital media platforms… read more

City of Norway Honors ‘The First Voice of WJNR’

On April 15, the Norway City Council recognized retired broadcast journalist Aaron Harper for his programming and community involvement with a resolution of appreciation. Harper was the first employee and news director at WJNR-FM (Iron Mountain) and well known as “The First Voice of WJNR.”  Harper retired in January from WHTO-FM/WJNR-FM/WOBE-FM. According to an article… read more

Do you know about Broadcast Compliance?

When you need to recruit candidates for an open position, Broadcast Compliance Services lets you determine precisely where your job postings go on a local, regional or national level. Then you can easily monitor, document and report your EEO efforts. The BCS system even helps you complete the FCC’s electronic filing form. Broadcast Compliance Service… read more