Category: MAB Board

MAB Has a New Headquarters Building

By Karole L. White, MAB President/CEO At their last meeting the MAB Board voted to purchase an existing building at 222 N. Chestnut St. in downtown Lansing, rather than build a new building from the ground up. You may recall that MAB owned 5.5  acres of land on Ottawa Street that was purchased from the… read more

Meet Your New MAB Board Member of the Week: Wendy Hart

Wendy Hart has spent the last 10 years as co-owner of WGHN, Inc which consists of radio stations WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM in Grand Haven, Michigan. She also serves as Vice President/Director of Operations for the Spartan Sports Network in East Lansing, Michigan, a post she has held since the 1990s. It all started for her… read more

Meet Your New MAB Board Member of the Week: Debbie Petersmark

Debbie Petersmark serves as Vice President/General Manager of WILX Media, a Gray Television station which operates WILX-TV 10 (NBC), WILX.com, and WILX Digital. Debbie joined the station in 2000 as an Account Executive and served as General Sales Manager from 2014-2018. Prior to joining WILX, she spent 10 years with Sparrow Foundation as the manager… read more

Meet Your New MAB Board Member of the Week: Shannone Dunlap

As a career media marketing professional, I have become a student of consumer behaviors with a thirst for understanding the moment to moment movements of our listeners and populations to maximize the audiences of our radio stations and digital assets to bring the greatest return on investment for our advertising partners. Now, working with Mike… read more

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Kim Krause

Kim Krause is currently the VP/General Manager of WXMI, a FOX affiliate and Tribune Media property in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Kim was named VP/General Manager of WXMI, in January 2017. Before taking over the GM position, Kim worked as VP of Sales and Marketing for WZZM, the ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids. Prior to her… read more

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Rob David

Robert David’s career in the radio broadcasting industry spans four decades, all of them in Michigan. He is currently the President / General Manager of Handyman Productions, a radio program syndication and marketing firm working with various radio talk programs around the country. The company had previously produced and distributed the award-winning ‘Handyman Show with… read more

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Chris Monk

Chris Monk began his career in January 1979 after graduating from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Broadcast Management.  On January 1, 1979, he headed west for his first job in radio. He began his career in Reno, Nevada (Lotus Communications).  For the better part of twenty years he worked various West Coast markets. … read more

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Peter Tanz

Peter Tanz is Senior Vice President for Midwest Communications, a family broadcasting company with radio stations in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. He currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the MAB Board of Directors. Peter joined Midwest Communications in Green Bay, Wisc., as an advertising sales representative in… read more

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Scott Shigley

Scott Shigley started his broadcast career in sales at the Liggett owned station in Lansing, WFMK in 1993. He began his sales management career in 1998, managing stations in Adrian (Friends Communications: WQTE,WABJ, WBZV), Port Huron (Liggett Communications: WSAQ/WBTI/WPHM/WHLS/WHLX), Greater Media Detroit (WMGC- Magic 105.1, WCSX Classic Rock 94.7). After that, Scott worked in advertising… read more

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Kevin Dunaway

Kevin Dunaway began his career as a news producer for 9 & 10 News/Heritage Broadcasting in September of 1998. After producing Michigan this Morning and 9 & 10 News at Noon, Kevin moved to assignment manager in December of that same year. After four months of working the desk in the newsroom handling assignments and… read more