Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Ed Cantelon Dies at 95

The MAB has learned that longtime Detroit-area broadcast engineer Ed Cantelon passed away March 17. Ed was long-time owner of Broadcast Measurements, Inc., providing frequency measurements services to broadcasters. Ed was interested in radio since the age of 12.  Following military service during World War II, he attended Lawrence Institute of Technology. In 1948, he joined WJBK Radio… read more

Statewide Tornado Drill/EAS Test – April 13, 2016

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 1:30pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 as part of Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. The… read more

WOLY’s Battle for License Renewal Ends

On March 30, the FCC issued a final order in the case of former broadcast station WOLY-AM (Battle Creek).  The station’s former licensee, Christian Family Network (CFN), has been trying to get the FCC to reverse its dismissal of both a license renewal and a request for Special Temporary Authority. According to the Memorandum Opinion and… read more

Former Piston Joins WMGC-FM/Sports 105.1 (Detroit)

Former Detroit Piston Lindsey Hunter has teamed up with WMGC-FM Program Director Dave Shore to launch a new afternoon drive show on the Greater Media sports station. As a player from 1993-2010, Hunter appeared in 937 regular-season games, playing for the Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors,  and the Chicago Bulls.  Following his retirement… read more

Free Workshop for Journalists: “Beyond Flint – Reporting the Unreported Water Stories in Your Communities”

On Saturday, April 16, the MSU Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and Water Science Network will present a free workshop for journalists, both staff and freelance, to assist them in reporting water-related stories. Presenters include Curt Guyette, ACLU journalist who broke the Flint story; Rebecca Fedewa, Flint River Watershed Coalition; Joan Rose, MSU Center for… read more