Category: June 2016

Michael Patrick Shiels Celebrates 10 Years

Syndicated morning radio host Michael Patrick Shiels celebrated his 10th year on the air June 27 and 28 with Johnny Carson-style special broadcasts featuring highlight clips of celebrity interviews with the likes of Jim Nantz, Jack Nicklaus, Donald Trump, Wayne Gretzky, Julie Andrews, and more.  Plus Shiels welcomed special live guests, including longtime radio performers… read more

Michigan’s Broadcasters To Honor Rep. Candice Miller

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) and the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) will honor Representative Candice S. Miller (R-10th) with the Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award during the Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award ceremonies, Tuesday, August 30. The awards ceremony wraps up the 2016 Advocacy Conference, held August 30-31 at the Inn of… read more

Three Michigan Broadcasters Named Most Influential Women In Radio

On June 20, Radio Ink published their annual “Most Influential Women in Radio” issue of its print publication and included three Michigan broadcasters! Featured in the top 100 list were:  Debbie Kenyon SVP/Market Manager CBS Radio (Detroit) As a longtime board member, Kenyon is currently Vice-Chairman/Chairman-Elect of the MAB.  Radio Ink quotes Kenyon as crediting her own… read more

Mark Libke Joins Jackson Radio Works

Jackson Radio Works, Inc., operators of WKHM-AM/FM, ESPN Sports 101.9, and Power Cow 95.9 are pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Libke as Director of Sales. Sue Goldsen, Owner and Vice-President said, “We are so happy to have Mark on our team. His experience with broadcasters and advertisers from around the state will be a… read more

Why Internships Are Important

By:  Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC Dick Taylor Blog https://dicktaylorblog.com/ In his new book There Is Life After College, Jeffrey Selingo discloses an important statistic: 79% of students that had an internship while in college moved into a full-time job upon graduation. So having an internship is important. But there are some tips I’d like to share… read more

EAS Comments Filed By State Broadcast Associations

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters, along with other broadcaster associations representing 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, recently filed Joint Comments in the FCC’s rulemaking proceeding regarding proposed changes to the Emergency Alert System. We pointed out how state broadcasters associations played an important role in the effort to pass a federal… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Gary Blievernicht, MSU/WKAR-AM/FM/TV (East Lansing)

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Gary Blievernicht Engineering Supervisor, Michigan State University-WKAR-AM/FM/TV, East Lansing.  He has been at MSU since 1992. Gary is also Chairman of the State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC), which oversees the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in Michigan. Brief Engineering Resume: Gary:  Attended the Purdue University extension in… read more

Associate Member Highlight: VetBiz Central

VetBiz Central is a non-profit organziation assisting veterans since 2005, serving Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.  The organization helps veterans, active duty, guard, and reserve members in the formation and expansion of their businesses. Services provided include: Entrepreneurial Training and Counseling Networking Opportunities Mentoring Programs and Activities Advocacy Services Procurement Counseling On November 10, 2016, VetBiz… read more

WWCK Gives Back to Flint with Music Video

Cumulus Media’s WWCK-FM (Flint) is giving back to its community with a feel-good positive music video to help the city get through its water crisis.  WWCK-FM morning show hosts Mike McDonald and Stephanie K put the idea for a music video into play after realizing that Flint needed “something uplifting for the city.” See the… read more