Category: July 2017

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

Blarney Stone Names New Voice of Grayling Vikings Football and Basketball

Blarney Stone Broadcasting (Grayling) has named Chad Patterson the new voice of Grayling Vikings football and basketball. From the station’s press release: When Chad Patterson steps into the broadcast booth this season as the new voice of Grayling Vikings football and basketball, he’ll be fulfilling a lifelong dream – and battling no small amount of apprehension. “I’m… read more

The Debrief: Five Questions to Ask at the End of Your Meeting

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: Chris Lytle, Content Developer InstantSalesTraining.com Sarah and I are in Bermuda with her brother, Bob, and his wife, Kathy. On Tuesday morning we get up, get on… read more

FEMA Appoints New IPAWS Subcommittee

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced the names of 31 individuals who will serve on a new IPAWS subcommittee to offer guidance on best standards and operating procedures for the nation’s emergency alert system. Now part of the FEMA’s National Advisory Council (NAC), the first IPAWS subcommittee meeting will be held August 8… read more

Police Body Camera Bill Signed by Snyder

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed HB 4427 into law (now Public Act 85 of 2017), which exempts public release of footage from police body cameras if the footage was taken in a person’s private residence. The new law also request that police departments  create rules for disclosure and retention of audio and video recordings from… read more