Category: MABF

Robert Liggett Jr. Scholarship Announced

Radio station entrepreneur and former Big Boy restaurant chain owner Robert Liggett Jr. died July 12, 2019 at 76 years old. Liggett was born in 1943 in Beaumont, Texas, and lived most of his life in Michigan. He began working at a radio station at age 14, gearing up for a long career that led… read more

Meet Your MABF Board Member of the Week: Marla Drutz

Marla Drutz is Vice President and General Manager of WDIV in Detroit. Prior to joining Graham Media Group (formerly Post-Newsweek Stations) in July 2008, Drutz had been with E.W. Scripps Company. In January 2002, she was named director of programming and special projects, responsible for the programming purchased, production and scheduling of five Scripps TV… read more

Meet Your Foundation Board Member of the Week: Julie Brinks

Julie Brinks serves as Vice President and General Manager of WOOD-TV (NBC), WOTV-TV (ABC) and WXSP-TV (My Network) and associated digital services including woodtv.com and wotv4women.com, serving Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. Brinks has accumulated over 30 years of experience in local and national sales management, local programming and content, new business development, operations and strategic… read more

Paul Jacobs

Meet Your MAB Foundation Board Member of the Week: Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs is a leading radio consultant, specializing in digital and mobile, sales development, and research.  He is the Vice President/General Manager of Jacobs Media, and has taken his years of experience in generating revenue for traditional radio and applied to his additional role as President of the company’s incredibly successful mobile apps division, jacAPPS…. read more

Meet Your Foundation Board Member of the Week: Trisha Peterson

Trisha Peterson is the General Manager for  WJNR/WOBE/WHTO Radio in Iron Mountain. Trisha started in radio when she was 12 years old working with her father on the new shopping show, she was the producer of the show handing him the certificate that the listener was asking for and processing sales, working the front desk,… read more

Meet Your Foundation Board Member of the Week: Rebecca Falk

Rebecca Falk was born and raised in metro Detroit.  She started her radio career in high school as an intern for 98.7 WLLZ and remained an intern at the station throughout college.  She was hired full-time in the promotions department at WLLZ after graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Telecommunications and Marketing…. read more

Meet your MAB Foundation Board Member of the Week: Wendy Hart

Wendy Hart is Vice President of Operations for Spartan Sports Network, Inc., the state of Michigan’s largest and most listened to sports network.  Hart helped found the Network in the early 1990s and is responsible for day-to-day operations and corporate strategy, strategic direction and branding.  She oversees the development and implementation of digital media platforms… read more

Meet your MAB Foundation Board Member of the Week: Kristin Burns

Kristin Burns is a Partner Success Consultant for Futuri Media, working closely with radio partners across the country, providing strategy and insights that grow audience engagement. She’s a weekend, On-Air Talent for 96.3 WDVD (Cumulus Media Detroit); serves as Treasurer on the Board of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation and is Chair of the… read more