Category: January 2017

NAB Crystal and NABEF Service To America Awards Entry Window Open

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is accepting entries for the 30th annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards, honoring outstanding community service. Winners are announced at the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, held Tuesday, April 25 in Las Vegas. Established in 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards bring national recognition to radio stations for their year-round commitment… read more

Museum on WGPR-TV to open in Detroit

A museum about one of the country’s first African-American owned and operated television stations is set to open in Detroit. The William V. Banks Broadcast Museum & Media Center details the historic achievements of WGPR-TV 62. The museum also highlights Detroit media personalities and the growth of African-American media ownership in cable networks and internet… read more

WKAR to Launch free 24/7 Multiplatform PBS Kids Services

via Bill Richards, WKAR On Jan. 16, WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) will launch new, free, localized 24/7 children’s services – WKAR’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community. WKAR will broadcast PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day on an additional television channel called WKAR PBS KIDS, making it easy for local… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Wendy Sobeck (Midwestern Broadcasting/Traverse City)

Wendy Sobeck is the Traffic & Billing Manager for Midwestern Broadcasting in Traverse City, including stations WTCM-AM/FM, WBCM-FM, WJZQ-FM, WCCW-AM/FM, WATZ-FM, WRGZ-FM and WZTK-FM. Wendy has been in traffic for 23+ years, all but three years with her present company. Q1: What is your favorite comfort food? Wendy:  Broccoli Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo. Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and… read more