Category: June 2018

WLUN Adds FSD’s Matt Shepard

WLUN-FM (Midland) (ESPN 100.9) has announced that it has added Michigan Media Network syndicated Shep, Shower ‘N’ Shave hosted by Matt Shepard.  The program will begin airing weekdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 2. Shepard has been seen on Fox Sports Detroit since 1999 hosting and reporting on the Detroit Tigers,… read more

Repeat Customers Are Key to Profitability

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: Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC The radio advertising business is all about repeat customers. Radio’s power is its ability to deliver both reach (the number of people… read more

Michigan Stations Win at PRNDI Awards

At the 2018 PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) Conference Awards Banquet, held June 23 in Washington, three Michigan public radio broadcasters were honored, winning multiple awards for their work. Winning stations in Michigan include Michigan Radio (WUOM-FM/WVGR-FM/WFUM-FM, based in Ann Arbor), WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) and Interlochen Public Radio (Interlochen). PRNDI awards is the only national… read more

Lauren Crocker Signs Extension at WDVD-FM

Cumulus Media’s WDVD-FM (Detroit) has signed Lauren Crocker to a multi-year extension as co-host of The Blaine Fowler Morning Show, a position she has held since 2015. Prior to WDVD, Crocker was midday talent at Cumulus’ WDRQ/Detroit and morning co-host at WFAS-FM in New York. She has also worked as a Music Director in the… read more

WCEN Introduces ‘The Moose New Country Ale’

Alpha Media’s WCEN-FM (Saginaw)  has teamed up with Mountain Town Brewing Company to introduce The Moose New Country Ale to be available at area establishments in the coming weeks. Listeners can find the beer at Mountain Town Brewing in Mt. Pleasant, Alma Brewing Company in Alma and Beer & Brats in Midland. “In addition to giving… read more

FCC to Consider Children’s TV Rules Changes

The FCC released a fact sheet on its proposed NPRM to revise the Children’s Television rules.  The changes, if adopted, would reduce the burden on TV stations. Specifically, the proposal recommends filing Children’s TV reports annually rather than quarterly, eliminates the requirement that stations increase the amount of children’s educational programming by an additional three… read more

El-Sayed Begins Broadcasting Ads

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed has started broadcasting a 30-second ad in the Detroit and Flint markets. The total buy in the two markets is for $428,000 and the ad is to run through July 1 on both broadcast and cable stations in the two markets.

Appeals Court Rules FOIA Denial Triggers Lawsuit Clock

The Court of Appeals, in a per curiam decision in Progress Michigan v. Attorney General has ruled last the Freedom of Information Act allows denials to be challenged in the Court of Claims, but the action must be filed within 180 days of a final determination. Progress Michigan had asked for emails from the private accounts of… read more