Category: April 2019

Meet your MAB Foundation Board Member of the Week: Kristin Burns

Kristin Burns is a Partner Success Consultant for Futuri Media, working closely with radio partners across the country, providing strategy and insights that grow audience engagement. She’s a weekend, On-Air Talent for 96.3 WDVD (Cumulus Media Detroit); serves as Treasurer on the Board of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation and is Chair of the… read more

Amanda Sewell to lead Classical IPR

Interlochen Public Radio is proud to announce that Amanda Sewell will step into the role of Music Director, leading the growth and development of Interlochen Center for the Arts’ unique music service, Classical IPR. Amanda is a musicologist who received her Ph.D. from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She became involved with Interlochen… read more

WMOM-FM Signs Off Following Car Accident

This past Monday, WMOM-FM (Pentwater-Ludington) went silent when Bay View Broadcasting took the station off the air.  In a statement released by the station, owner Patrick Lopeman suffered serious injuries in a car accident last month, which made him re-evaluate his activities in managing the business. “With his 70th birthday approaching, he realized he was… read more

Former Bonneville, Hubbard President Bruce Reese Dies

Although his companies had no stations in Michigan, the MAB is passing along the news that former Bonneville and Hubbard President Bruce Reese has passed away. Reese joined Bonneville International as general counsel in 1984 and served as president from 1996-2010.  Under Reese’s leadership Bonneville stations won more than 40 NAB Crystal and Marconi awards. In… read more

Bruce Goldsen Re-elected to NAB Radio Board

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced on March 29 that Bruce Goldsen, President and Co-Owner of Jackson Radio Works, had been re-elected to another term on the NAB Radio Board, representing Michigan Broadcasters.  The new two-year terms of the elected board members will begin in June of this year. Goldsen was inducted into the… read more

Attention U.P. Stations: Wisconsin Will Conduct Two Live Tornado Code Tests on April 11

The MAB has learned that Wisconsin Broadcasters will be conducting live tornado code EAS tests this coming Thursday.  Stations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, especially those near the Wisconsin border, should be prepared for any listener inquiries.  Also stations that may monitor Wisconsin-based stations for EAS purposes should take notice. Information on the tests is below:… read more

Blarney Stone Broadcasting Partners With Sinclair for Weather

Blarney Stone Broadcasting and Sinclair Broadcasting have partnered to provide weather updates on WLDR-FM/WARD-AM, WQON-FM/WQAN-FM and WBNZ-FM/WGRY-FM in Northern Michigan. WPBN/WTOM-TV’s Emmy-winning Chief Meteorologist Mark Watkins will deliver weather updates throughout the day on weekdays with Michigan native and CMU graduate Blake Hansen, will deliver the weekend weather updates. “We’re beyond thrilled with this new partnership,”… read more