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WEBINAR: A Broadcaster’s Guide to the Newly-Available SBA Loans

The MAB has joined with other states broadcasting associations to bring you an easy to follow presentation on how to apply for the Federal Government Payroll Relief loans and grants presented by PillsburyLaw.com: The Small Business Administration is at the heart of the financial relief programs Congress has authorized in response to the pandemic. From… read more

New Coronavirus PSAs Available

The MAB is pleased to bring two new coronavirus PSAs for its television and radio members.  The new 30-second PSAs feature Governor Gretchen Whitmer and MDHHS Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun and offers viewers and listeners smart tips for staying healthy during the COVID-19 emergency. The TV versions are closed captioned.  Audio versions of… read more

Latitude Media Introduces COVID-19 Advertising Grant Program

Latitude Media, LLC, owner of WCZY-FM/WMMI-AM (Mt. Pleasant) and related digital properties, has announced a new $10,000 grant program designed to help market and enhance local businesses during the COVID-19 emergency. The company is encouraging businesses in Isabella, Clare, Gratiot and Midland counties to submit applications on station websites The grant program had a target… read more

Michigan Broadcasters Come Together for Second Town Hall Meeting

On April 2, television and radio broadcasters from throughout Michigan joined a coalition of Detroit television stations to present Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in a Town Hall meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the state. Carolyn Clifford of WXYZ-TV, Huel Perkins of WJBK-TV and Devin Scillian of WDIV-TV served as hosts from their respective studios… read more

WLUC-TV’s Rick Rhodes Stays ‘Yooper Strong’

On March 30, WLUC-TV (Marquette) General Manager Rick Rhodes took to the air to deliver a message to his station’s audience in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula:  “Keep being Yooper Strong.” The message came toward the end of a message that emphasized safety and the need to take seriously the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order by the… read more

Pai Thanks Broadcasters for Education Efforts

From the NAB: On March 16, NAB, network representatives and station groups had a telephone conference with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and members of his staff regarding broadcasters’ response to the coronavirus outbreak. Chairman Pai thanked broadcasters for their efforts to keep viewers and listeners informed during this rapidly evolving crisis. The chairman specifically thanked NAB… read more

Award-Winning College Radio Talk Show Connects At-Home Students with MSU Scientists

The Sci-Files, recently recognized as the No. 1 college radio talk show by the MAB Foundation’s  2020 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards, offered students who are now learning at home the chance to connect with scientists researching at Michigan State University. Students had the opportunity to virtually meet Michigan State University scientists from the award-winning specialty… read more