Category: February 2017

MAB Attends Drone Bill Signing

The MAB were a guest of Governor Snyder on February 14 as he signed Senate Bill 992 into law. This legislation allows a person that authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate unmanned aerial systems (aka drones) for commercial purposes in a manner consistent with the authorization. The new law also sets up… read more

WNWN Raises $65k for St. Jude’s

On February 2-3, Midwest Communication’s WNWN-FM (Win98.5 Battle Creek) raised $65,110 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the station’s annual Radiothon. Listeners were encouraged to call in and become a “Partner In Hope” for St. Jude kids, donating $20 a month.  In addition, the station aired stories of patients of the hospital throughout the… read more

Save $$!! GLBC Registration Discount Deadline Extended through Friday, February 24!

Don’t miss out on your chance to save some money on registration to this outstanding event. You will leave the conference reinvigorated and also learn concrete information you can use in your job today. Register Here  Speaker Highlights include: SBE’s Ennes Broadcast Engineering Workshop: this all-day program will feature multiple topics and speakers that provide… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Gary Langley (Interlochen Public Radio)

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Gary Langley is Chief Broadcast Engineer at Interlochen Public Radio (WIAA/WICA/WICV/WLMN/WHBP/WIAB/W234BU). He joined Interlochen Public Radio on September 9, 2016 after four years at WPBN/WTOM/WGTU/WGTQ. Q: Please share with us a brief engineering resume: Gary:  I signed up for the US Marines in 1992, on an… read more

Are You Doing the Same Thing the Same Old Way? Break Out!

By: Debbie Kenyon, MAB Chairman and Senior VP/Market Manager, CBS Radio Detroit Break out of the old mold!  Be sure you register for the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo (GLBC) March 7-8 in Lansing. As I mentioned in the personal email I sent last week, few of us get to attend national conferences anymore.  GLBC… read more

MABF GLBC Career Fair – Is Your Company Signed Up?

It’s time for the MAB Foundation’s most popular and highly attended career fair and we want YOU to be a part of the action! You’re going to be at GLBC anyway, right? Your station should participate in this career and networking fair because it attracts students statewide that will offer your company different views, ideas… read more

CBS Sells No Full-Powered Stations in Auction

With the quiet period lifted, broadcast groups from around the country are slowly announcing their profits (or not) from the recently completed FCC Reverse Spectrum Auction. We covered a few broadcast groups in our last newsletter here.  As of this writing, only one Michigan full-power station announcing that it will go off the air as… read more

On Point Visits WDET

On February 17, WDET-FM (Detroit) hosted NPR and WBUR Public Radio’s On Point  program, as host Tom Ashbrook broadcast 2-hour program live from WDET’s Midtown Detroit studios. The program airs on 290 stations nationwide. During the broadcast, host Tom Ashbrook spoke with a number of guests from in and around Detroit, including local politicians, activists… read more

$32,500 for St. Jude’s at WYTZ/Benton Harbor!

Last week, Midwest Family Broadcasting’s WYTZ-FM (975YCountry Benton Harbor) raised $32,500 in its annual Country Cares Radiothon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The two-day radiothon wrapped up on Friday Night (2/17) with a brand new record, and  station staff thanked all of its partners in hope who contributed money to help. The station supplemented… read more