Category: COVID-19

U.S. Sen. Stabenow, Congressman Upton to Speak at Annual Business Meeting – Register for Free

U.S. Sen. Stabenow, Congressman Upton will Provide Federal Updates at Annual Business Meeting Rob Elhenicky will Give Insight on the Primary’s Impact on Political Advertising Budgets The Annual Business Meeting of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters will be hosted on Zoom this year. Join us to gain valuable insight into Congressional efforts toward economic recovery… read more

Michigan Casinos to Open, New Executive Order on Restaurant and Bars

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order July 29 reinforcing Executive Orders 2020-160 and 2020-161 and allowing for civil fines of up to $1,000 and referral to licensing agencies for violations. This new order rescinds a June 5 order referencing earlier versions of the governor’s orders. “Michigan’s… read more

Michigan Small Business Relief Grant Application Window Opens Through August 5

It was announced on Wednesday (7/15) that the $100 million Michigan Small Business Restart Program will leverage federal funding through the CARES Act to help reduce the economic impact of the ongoing pandemic on Michigan small businesses and workers. Businesses and nonprofits with 50 or fewer employees, worldwide, located in Michigan will be eligible for… read more

McKibbin Media Group Goes Digital with COVID-19 Content

McKibbin Media Group’s Ashley Smith recently shared with the MAB the digital efforts of the company’s Jackson radio stations during the COVID-19 pandemic: These efforts include: COVID-19 Information Center: https://www.wkhm.com/2020/03/19/wkhm-covid-19-information-center/. Features a listing of “still open” and recently reopened businesses and restaurants at no charge Provides latest news coverage from the state and local levels… read more

MacDonald Garber Broadcasting Hosts Food Drive in Northern Michigan

To help with the pressure put on area food banks during the COVID-19 crisis, the stations of MacDonald Garber Broadcasting came together the week of May 18 to present “Feed Northern Michigan Week.”  Stations participating included WKHQ-FM, WLXT-FM, WZTC-FM and WLXV-FM. AllAccess reports that all of the on air personalities got involved on a personal… read more

WXMI Presents ‘Stand-up & Help’ with Feeding America West Michigan

On May 29, E.W. Scripps’ WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) hosted “Stand-up & Help” with Feeding America West Michigan, a live fundraiser to help provide meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The one-hour special featured local West Michigan comedians and stories about how Feeding America West Michigan is helping the local citizens through the present crisis. The station… read more

COVID-19 Relief Paycheck Protection Bill Passes Senate for Presidential Signature

The Senate passed on Wednesday (6/3) the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which tweaks the CARES Act’s program that provided forgivable loans to small businesses if they spent them on keeping workers employed, according to a report in Broadcasting+Cable. The bill, which previously passed in the House, is now expected to be signed into law… read more