Category: June 2017

Get the Scoop on ‘Fake News’ and Other Important Issues

Learn from the experts at the 2017 Advocacy Conference & Annual Meeting.  This year’s line up of speakers will offer valuable insight on the “fake news” phenomenon and other current issues that are important to the broadcast industry. The MAB is excited to host Professor Esther Thorson, PhD from Michigan State University’s School of Journalism…. read more

FCC Releases Updated ETRS Registration Information

While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has not decided whether, or when, to have another national EAS test this year, the FCC’s EAS rules provide for yearly updates to the Form One information in the Electronic Test Reporting System (ETRS). On June 26, the FCC released a Public Notice containing instructions on how to… read more

Remotes: Make ‘Em Great

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 From radio’s earliest days, remotes have been a part of our landscape. Today, they still cause much talk at radio stations. Should… read more

MAB’s Palombo Meets with D.C. Staffs, Attends ‘Service to America Awards’

MAB Government Relations Manager Elena Palombo went to Washington, D.C. last week to meet with the Michigan Congressional legislative staff to discuss issues affecting our members including: post-spectrum auction repack, preserving ad tax deductibility and opposing legislation that imposes performance tax on our radio members. MAB was also on hand to help celebrate our member… read more

Snyder Picks Mason as the New MEDC CEO

Gov. Rick Snyder has tapped Jeff Mason, Executive Director of the state’s University Research Corridor, to replace Steve Arwood as the CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Mason will still have to be approved by the MEDC Executive Committee, which will meet on July 11 to consider Snyder’s nomination. Mason has led the… read more

‘99.3 The Lift’ Launches in Houghton

At 3:00 p.m. on June 16, Houghton Community Broadcasting launched a new contemporary hit radio station in Houghton:  “99.3 The Lift.” The station is a combination AM station (WCCY, 1400) and FM translator (W257CZ 99.3). Rick Allen, who has been with the company covering local news for Houghton Community Broadcasting as well as for WBUP/WBKP-TV, is… read more

WXYZ’s Galli to Host ‘Inside Michigan Football Radio Show

The University of Michigan Athletic Department and The Michigan IMG Sports Network has announced that WXYZ-TV (Detroit) sports anchor Brad Galli will host the “Inside Michigan Football” radio show, held Mondays throughout the football season. “Bringing fans closer to the Michigan football program and providing unique access every week will be a lot of fun,” said Galli. “I… read more

Michigan Radio Wins Two PRNDI Awards

Michigan Radio was honored on June 24 with two awards from the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI). The station received a First Place award in the Large Newsroom-Nationally Edited Continuing Coverage category for its on-going reporting about the Flint water crisis. “The reporters at Michigan Radio took our commitment to keep the story of… read more