Category: January 2017

Introducing the NEW Student Broadcasting Newsletter!

Career Fairs, Student Conferences, Awards Programs, Scholarships, Job and Internship Openings and more! The MAB Foundation does it all and we want to share that important information directly with students! That’s why we’re introducing a monthly newsletter that’s written by broadcasting and media students, FOR broadcasting and media students! Don’t miss out on important updates… read more

It’s Time to Round up some Summer Interns! Attend the GLBC Career Fair!

Could your station use some extra help this summer? Do you need to recruit some young, talented, driven individuals? Then it’s time to sign your station up for the MAB Foundation’s most popular and highly attended career fair! Your station should participate in this career and networking fair because it attracts students statewide that will… read more

New “We Are Broadcasters” Spots Available

Available to all broadcasters, NAB members or not. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced that new We Are Broadcasters spots are now available for download. The spots highlight why there’s a big difference between broadcast stations and other sources of information, reminding policymakers and audiences that when Americans seek a trusted news source… read more

WXMI-TV Pays It Forward

On January 26, WXMI-TV/FOX 17 (Grand Rapids) and Consumers Energy presented the third annual Pay It Forward Awards Gala. This invitation-only lunch event was held at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Its purpose was to honor the 2016 recipients of the Consumers Energy Pay It Forward Person of the Month Award and announce the… read more

Bill Emkow Named WXYZ/WMYD-TV Digital Director

Bill Emkow has been named the new digital director for WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit). Emkow is an innovative media executive with 19 years of experience growing audience engagement on multiple platforms. Most recently, Emkow was the senior content strategist at the Detroit Free Press, where he created original social media content that generated revenue, including “Talkin’ Lions,”… read more

Alpha Media Promotes Two in Saginaw

All Access reports that Alpha Media/Saginaw has promoted WCEN-FM Program Director/Afternoon Host Joby Phillips, taking on additional program director duties at sister station WGER-FM. Phillips will retain his present WCEN-FM duties. In addition, the company has named former WGER-FM afternoon host Ray Storey as Music Director/Morning Host for the station.  Before joining WGER-FM in 2010,… read more

WOMC-FM to hold Radiothon

On Thursday, February 2, CBS Radio’s WOMC-FM (Detroit) will be hosting a day-long radiothon to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit. The station will be broadcasting live from the food bank from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and soliciting donations from listeners who then may become “Hunger Heros.” All donors who pledge to make an… read more

WJBK-TV Shuffles News Anchors

WJBK-TV/FOX2 (Detroit) has announced a new anchor lineup. Amy Andrews has been promoted to weekday morning anchor. She’ll accompany Jay Towers on the FOX 2 Morning News. Deena Centofanti and Maurielle Lue will team up to anchor The Nine. Raj Roop will take Andrews’ place at 11 a.m. and Lue’s position on The Nine. Lue will… read more

The Robinson Report: Which Lap To Lead

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. Kevin Robinson will be speaking at this year’s Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC), March 7-8, 2017 in Lansing.  Kevin will present two sessions: “Coaching The Coaches” and… read more