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Meet Your MAB Foundation Board Member of the Week: Kevin Oswald

Kevin Oswald started his professional broadcasting career at WCEN AM/FM Mt. Pleasant while still a student at Central Michigan University. In 1986 he joined the sales team at Holland Broadcasting Company stations WHTC and WYXX in Holland, Michigan eventually rising through the ranks to manage stations WHTC and WYVN for Midwest Communications. Kevin holds a… read more

TV Stations Seek Approval from MHSAA to Telecast/Stream High School Sports Live

The positive response to a May 2019 survey of MAB members asking if they would carry high school sports live or stream was overwhelmingly a YES. Background: The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Board of Directors established a policy decades ago that prohibits live television broadcasts of high school sporting events. With the plethora… read more

DPTV and WKAR Present Downton Abbey Movie Screenings

Both Detroit Public Television (DPTV/WTVS-TV) and WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) will be presenting advance screenings of the new Downton Abbey Movie for its viewers as a fundraiser.  The movie is scheduled for nationwide release on September 20. This Sunday (9/15), DPTV will present an advance screening of the new “Downton Abbey” feature film at… read more

State Budget Talks Stalled

Editor’s note:  Michigan experienced a State Government shutdown over the budget in 2007.   Stations should be prepared that should a shutdown occur again, many services may stop, including writing checks to vendors. The Associated Press reported Wednesday (9/11) that budget talks between GOP Leaders and Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer have broken down in a dispute… read more

WLEN, WVAC and ACTV Team Up For Adrian College Sports

Longtime Adrian College sports radio broadcaster WLEN-FM (Adrian) is teaming up with two other media outlets this season to air Adrian College football, with the introduction of the Adrian College Sports Network. Along with WLEN, the college will livestream games via Adrian College TV on YouTube and on the college’s radio station, WVAC, 107.9 FM,… read more

Big Rapids Radio Network Covers Three Local HS Teams This Fall

Via Big Rapids Radio Network For over 30 years, Big Rapids High School sports have been broadcast live on stations now in the Big Rapids Radio Network. For the past 15 years the football has aired on WWBR-FM (Big Rapids), the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball on WBRN-AM/FM (Big Rapids). With 4 radio stations serving… read more

Two Flint-Saginaw Stations Appoint News Directors

There’s been a few recent News Director appointments in the Flint-Saginaw market. Gray Television has named Denise Killian as the new News Director at WJRT-TV.  Killian most recently was News Director at KSNW-TV (Wichita, KS).  Her career stops have included Davenport, Dallas, Nashville, Temple and Corpus Christi. In June, longtime News Director Jayne Hodak announced… read more

New Concerns About Ads for E-Cigs and CBD (including Vaping Products)

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP We’ve written many times about the legal concerns about advertising for various vices – including e-cigs (see, for instance, our article here) and CBD (see for instance our articles here and here). The issues with these products never seem to go away, and in recent days, they have become… read more