Category: February 2019

Reserve Your 2019 ABIP Inspection Now

Scheduling has begun for the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP).  The MAB conducts these alternative inspections regionally from April to October. Every broadcaster wants to be in full compliance with FCC rules, but finding out that you are not in compliance by receiving an FCC fine, can be a costly learning experience. The Michigan Association of… read more

WLUC-TV Announces Winner of First Carl V. Pellonpaa Lifetime Achievement Award

WLUC-TV (Negaunee-Marquette) has announced the first recipient of the Carl V. Pellonpaa Lifetime Achievement Award.   The station established the award in honor of the late Carl Pellonpaa.  Pellonpaa was an iconic television personality in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and for 53 years the host of WLUC’s “Finland Calling” (or “Suomi Kutsuu”). The show was a Sunday morning… read more

WIOG Raises $42,700 with Covenant Kids Radiothon

Cumulus Media’s WIOG-FM (Saginaw) teamed up with Covenant Kids for the WIOG Covenant Kids Radiothon February 14-15, raising over $42,000 for the cause.  The special two day Radiothon was held 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. During the broadcast, the station shared stories of some amazing Covenant Kids and their Families.  Covenant Healthcare serves babies… read more

Peter Whorf Joins Staff of WRCJ-FM

DPTV/WRCJ-FM (Detroit) has announced that it has selected Peter Whorf to become its regular midday classical music host, beginning March 11. For the last six years, Whorf has been radio station manager at WKAR Public Media, where he oversaw the expansion of the WKAR News team, launched a number of new classical music shows and… read more

WWJ’s Vicki Thomas to Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

Ceremonies will be held April 14, 2019 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.  More information is available here. Last week, the MAB reported that Former WXYZ-TV (Detroit) Reporter Mary Conway and Kathy Barks Hoffman, Vice President with PR firm Martin Waymire have received the honor of induction into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.  The MAB has… read more

Ten Michigan Broadcasters Chosen for First 2019 EEO Audits

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP 5 Michigan television stations and 5 Michigan radio stations on audit list.  See the list here. The MAB can help with your EEO compliance with Broadcast Compliance Services.  BCS sets the standard for broad outreach.  BCS drastically reduces paperwork for broadcasters while providing the truly extensive outreach that the… read more