Category: January 2017

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

ATSC 3.0 Explained

Wondering what ATSC 3.0 means for television broadcasters and television viewers?  Watch this video fromThe Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc., is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television:

Nexstar Closes on Media General; Kniowski Promoted

Following the long-awaited FCC approval of the purchase of Media General by Nexstar Media Group, the company closed on the transaction on January 17. With the closing, Nexstar has promoted WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) General Manager (and former MAB Chairman) Diane Kniowski to Senior Vice President and Regional Manager. In this new role, Kniowski will oversee… read more

Ameera David Joins WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit)

Ameera David has joined WXYZ/WMYD-TV as a 7 Action News Anchor/Reporter.  David was the host of “Boom Bust,” RT America’s flagship financial news program. Headquartered in Washington D.C., the show is broadcast daily to 700 million households in over 100 countries worldwide. Before hosting “Boom Bust,” David was a correspondent and anchor for the general… read more

Dan Clark Named WXYZ-TV Sales Manager

Dan Clark has been named Local Sales Manager at WXYZ-TV (Detroit). Clark has been an account executive with the station since May 2012. He has a proven track record as a sales executive and is consistently a top performer in all key revenue streams, including digital and new business development. He was the station’s #1… read more

State of the State Address

Once again this year, the MAB partnered with Central Michigan University to bring the Governor’s annual State of the State Address. The broadcast, along with the Democratic Response, was provided via satellite to 29 commercial and public television stations throughout the state.  In addition, 33 commercial and public radio stations aired coverage anchored by Michigan… read more

Spectrum Auction Reaches Clean-Up Stage

Its not over until its over. In an article published just after noon eastern time today (1/23), Broadcasting and Cable reports that the FCC’s spectrum auction isn’t finished quite yet. In round 4 of stage 4 (in what is essentially the clean-up phase of the spectrum incentive auction), forward auction bidders upped their bids by about… read more