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MSU Student Radio WDBM-FM (The Impact) Gets New Antenna

Michigan State University’s student-run radio station WDBM-FM (88.9 The Impact) replaced their 30-year-old broadcast antenna last week at the tower site in East Lansing. Ed Glazer, General Manager of the station, said the old antenna outlasted its 15-year lifespan, but in recent years had been suffering from “diminished efficiency.” The new antenna, which cost between… 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

Michigan Talk Network (MTN) Now Offering State Newscasts

As a follow-up to our March 24 story on the closure of Lansing-based Michigan Radio Network, MAB has learned that Michigan Talk Network (MTN) is now offering hourly newscasts to affiliates throughout the state. Based in Lansing at Townsquare Media’s WJIM-AM, the service offers two-minute state-focused newscasts each weekday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.  In addition, MTN… read more

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