Category: August 2017

Snyder Urged to reject Microsoft White Space Proposal

The MAB reached out to Gov. Rick Snyder and members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation urging the lawmakers to reject Microsoft’s attempts to secure free TV spectrum for a nationwide channel (aka ‘white space’) to use for unlicensed devices. Microsoft is asserting that it is urgent that the FCC reserve a vacant UHF white space channel… read more

Bill Seeks Royalties for Pre-1972 Musical Works

According to a report in RadioWorld, legislation has been introduced to establish copyright protections for performances of pre-1972 musical works. Congressmen Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) are sponsoring H.R. 3301, named “the Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, and Important Contributions to Society (CLASSICS) Act.” According to Congressman Issa “this is an… read more

Viewer Protection Act Introduced

U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and 10 cosponsors formally introduced the Viewer Protection Act, H.R. 3347, legislation aimed to address any funding or timing insufficiencies relating to the upcoming post-incentive auction repacking. The Viewer Protection Act aims to ensure that full-power television broadcasters, radio stations, low power television stations,… read more

National Lawmakers will be Part of Awards Banquet

The MAB is thrilled to welcome two Washington D.C. lawmakers home to Michigan during the August 22 Awards Banquet at Crystal Mountain Resort. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will be honored with the MAB’s Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-12) will be a special guest at this year’s Banquet  to present the MAB Lifetime… read more

Early-Bird Discounts Extended Through Friday

MAB members have one last chance to save on registration to this year’s Advocacy Conference and Awards Banquet. Early-Bird discounts have been extended through 11:45 p.m. on Friday, August 4. The afternoon Advocacy Conference and MAB Annual Business Meeting are free to members while tickets for the evening Awards Reception and Banquet are $140 and… read more

Fentzke Named as New GSM at WWMT

WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo) has announced that Brian Fentzke has been promoted from Local Sales Manager to the station’s General Sales Manager. Fentzke has an extensive marketing background which began at Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Advertising. His first job landed him in Detroit as an Assistant Media Planner at Doner Advertising…. read more

28 Stations Participate in D.R.A.G. Radio Day 2017

A big “thank you” and shout out to the Detroit Radio Advertising Group (D.R.A.G.) for inviting the MAB to be a part of Radio Day 2017! There were lots of familiar faces and new ones among the 28 stations  that participated in the July 28 event at the The Eastern at Eastern Market in Detroit…. read more