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

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

FCC Watch: WHST (Tawas City) Sold to Carroll Enterprises

Here’s the latest Michigan-related FCC broadcast filings: July 21:  The Transfer of Control application filed June 30 by Good News Media, Inc. has been approved.  The Transfer of Control covered gradual changes in the non-commercial licensee’s board of directors.  The stations affected are WLJD-FM (Charlevoix), WLJN-AM (Elmwood Township), WLJN-FM (Traverse City), WLJW-AM (Cadillac) and WLJW-FM… read more

Traffic Tidbits

Your MAB has asked traffic departments from all across Michigan to offer some memories, tips, tricks, and traffic stories for your enjoyment. Here are a few thoughts from other Michigan traffic employees in the radio and television business.  Names will remain confidential to protect the innocent: Tidbit “Every once in a while we get a… read more

How to Have Millennials Show Up to Work on Time

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: Ryan Jenkins Next Generation Speaker / Inc.com Columnist How often are workers late to work? Is the 9-to-5 schedule obsolete? Are employers becoming more lenient with worker tardiness?… read more

Crystal Mountain Extends Room Discounts

Uh oh! You didn’t book your room before last Friday’s discount deadline? Don’t worry … we’ve got you covered.  Crystal Mountain Resort has generously extended its discount window for MAB members and friends who book overnight accommodations for the August 22 and 23 Advocacy Conference, Awards Banquet and MAB Foundation Golf Fundraiser at the Thompsonville resort…. read more