Category: July 2017

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

Congresswoman Dingell will be Special Guest at Awards Banquet

Each summer, the MAB’s Advocacy Conference allows its members an important opportunity to hear from and network with broadcast industry peers as well as legislative experts and leaders. That is why the MAB is excited to announce that Congresswoman Debbie Dingell will be a special guest at this year’s MAB Awards Banquet on August 22 at Crystal… read more

Sen. Stabenow to Receive MAB Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award

Sen. Debbie Stabenow will be honored with the MAB’s “Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award” during the August 22  MAB Awards Banquet at Crystal Mountain Resort. Senator Stabenow grew up in Clare, where her family owned the local Oldsmobile dealership, and her mother was Director of Nursing at the local hospital. She graduated at the top… 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

FEMA Sets Date for Next National EAS Test

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has scheduled the 2017 National EAS Test (NPT) for Wednesday, September 27 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. In the event the test needs to be postponed due to a significant event, weather or otherwise, a backup date of Wednesday, October 4, has been reserved. The test will be conducted in… read more

WXYZ to Air Film on Detroit Riot Anniversary

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) will broadcast the television premiere of the film, “12th and Clairmount,” 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 23, the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riot/rebellion. The Detroit Free Press film was produced in collaboration with WXYZ and Bridge Magazine, and explores the racial and economic tensions that led to the most violent uprising in… read more

The Robinson Report: The Road and The Race

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: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media “Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and… read more