Category: Broadcasting Industry News

Museum on WGPR-TV to open in Detroit

A museum about one of the country’s first African-American owned and operated television stations is set to open in Detroit. The William V. Banks Broadcast Museum & Media Center details the historic achievements of WGPR-TV 62. The museum also highlights Detroit media personalities and the growth of African-American media ownership in cable networks and internet… read more

Jacobs Media Webinar: How Radio Listening Has Changed with New Technologies

12 Years of Techsurvey: How Radio Listening Has Changed with New Technologies When:  Monday, December 19, 2:00 p.m. ET Register here.   FREE. Techsurvey is the radio broadcasting industry’s largest online survey. In this webinar, Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs will reflect on the data highlights to show how the habits and activities of radio listeners… read more

WILX-TV News Director Kevin Ragan Recovering

The MAB board and staff sends get well wishes to longtime WILX-TV (Lansing) News Director Kevin Ragan, who suffered a stroke in mid-November. Kevin is recovering at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. WILX General Manager Michael King said, “Kevin is an outstanding News Director, community leader and colleague. We are all very eager for his speedy recovery… read more

Bounce 105.1 Adds Airstaff

Beasley Media Group’s Classic hip-hop and R&B radio station, WMGC-FM (Detroit), known on-air as “Bounce 105.1,” has introduced its on-air talent lineup.  The station debuted this past July. Detroit natives Suga Rae, DJ Dinero and Reggie Reg Davis as well as Deongello “Gello” Vanorsby from Phoenix are the Detroit station’s new “Ambassadors.” Program Director Al… read more

Mitten Media Launches “The Mitten”

At 4:00 p.m. on November 21, Mitten Media President (and MAB Board Member) Todd Mohr flipped the switch and launched “106.3 The Mitten, ” aka WWMN-FM (Thompsonville/Traverse City). The new station features a AAA/Adult Alternative music format with artists like Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Hozier, Avett Brothers, Talking Heads, Black Keys, Cold Play, Lumineers, Mumford… read more

MAB ABIP Inspector R. Dale Gehman Passes

The MAB is sad to announce the passing of our longtime Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program inspector R. Dale Gehman.  Dale passed away November 22.  He was 59. His family writes that after being diagnosed with cancer in 2007, he was blessed with a lot of good years since. Dale was most recently in Michigan in… read more

Charlie LeDuff Leaving WJBK-TV

On November 28, longtime WJBK-TV reporter Charlie LeDuff announced via Twitter that he was leaving the station, effective this Thursday (December 1).  WJBK-TV confirmed to the Detroit Free Press that, indeed, LeDuff is leaving the station. LeDuff posted on his Twitter account that “My last day with Fox is Thursday. It has been an insane experience. Thanks… read more