Category: July 2017

Michigan Radio News Staff Changes

Via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio On July 31, Michigan Radio announced two changes to its news staff. Lindsey Smith has started work as the station’s new Investigative Reporter. In this position, she will focus on news reports that may require a longer and more involved examination of the topic. Smith joined Michigan Radio in 2010,… read more

Pai: $1.75 Billion is Not Enough for Spectrum Repack

According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai testified in front of the Senate Commerce Committee that the agency does not think that the $1.75 billion Congress set-aside for the post-incentive auction repack will be sufficient. The agency’s current estimate is that it will take $2.1 billion to cover broadcasters’ moving expenses…. read more

Join Us for the MABPAC Fundraiser!

The MAB Political Action Committee (MABPAC) would like to invite you to our annual Summer Fundraiser at the beautiful Crystal Mountain Resort. The event will feature a reception at the Mountain Top along with private Clipper Chairlift Rides with the breathtaking views of the surrounding area. We will also be joined by the expert specializing in… read more

Station Information Packets, Old School Marketing Techniques That Still Work and Show Your PD Some Love!

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. By: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting Some new tips for programming and management: Fill out your Nielsen SIP (Station Information Packet). They may say you don’t have… read more

WKHM Raises Thousands for Area Charities

K-105.3 (WKHM-FM) and NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM (WKHM-AM) (Jackson) hosted their annual Live Radio Charity Auction on July 20 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. A total of 31 area businesses and organizations participated by donating items for listeners to place bids on by calling in to the radio station. Radio co-hosts Scott Clow & Mallory Sullivan of… read more

Dave & Chuck The Freak Expand to Boston

Beasley Media Group, Inc., has announced that the company’s Detroit-based WRIF-FM Dave & Chuck the Freak Morning Show will now be simulcast on the company’s WBOS-FM (ALT 92.9) in Boston, effective July 24. The consistently rated #1 award-winning morning show will be heard in both markets from 5:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Dave & Chuck… read more

Michigan Radio Revisits Detroit’s Long, Hot Summer of Rebellion

Michigan Radio (WUOM-FM/WFUM-FM/WVGR-FM) has gone to social media, specifically Twitter, to mark the events of the 1967 Detroit uprising. On July 23, the station began tweeting the events of the 1967 Detroit uprising as they happened, as though Michigan Radio were on the scene, documenting in real time the confusion and chaos that spread through the… read more

Detroit Air Personality Bob Bauer Passes

Former WLLZ-FM, WABX-FM and WCSX-FM radio personality Bob Bauer passed away July 21 at his home in Pinckney.  He was 63 years old. Bauer was a 1979 graduate of Specs Howard School of Media Arts. WCSX-FM Program Director Doug Podell, who hired Bauer for afternoons when he was PD at WLLZ, remembers Bauer hosting annual food… read more

FCC Releases New EAS Handbook

The FCC has released a revised EAS Operating Handbook. A copy of the Handbook must be located at normal duty positions or EAS equipment locations when an operator is required to be on duty and be immediately available to staff responsible for administering EAS tests. The Handbook supersedes all other EAS Handbooks and must be… read more

Blarney Stone Broadcasting Announces New Line Up on WQON

Following the retirement of Dave “Big Dog” Sherbert, from WQON-FM (Grayling), Blarney Stone Broadcasting has announced a new on-air line-up for the station. The new schedule, effective this week, moves station co-owner Jerry Coyne from afternoons to the midday slot formerly occupied by Sherbert.  Coyne’s new show title will be “J.C.’s Midday Mind Trip” and will… read more