Category: MAPB

WEMU Wins Best of Washtenaw Honors

Ann Arbor-based Current Magazine, an arts, food, business and music, publication for Washtenaw County just concluded its 2019 Best of Washtenaw contest, as voted by readers.  Best radio station award went to Eastern Michigan University’s jazz-formatted WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti). Voting ended April 19 and winners were announced June 3.  Congratulations to Molly Motherwell,  Michael Jewett, Patrick Campion,… read more

Michigan Radio Welcomes StoryCorps MobileBooth to Flint

This August, Michigan Radio will welcome StoryCorps’ renowned Airstream-trailer-turned-recording-booth to Flint, Michigan to collect the stories of local residents. StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Flint as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Beginning August 6, the StoryCorps MobileBooth will make its stop in front of the… read more

Ken Kolbe Returns to WGVU

Ken Kolbe has returned to WGVU Public Media to serve as General Manger. He previously served as General Manager for WCMU for nearly five years. Ken has been a professional broadcaster for over 40 years, including more than 20 years in public media. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Grand Valley State University for 15… read more

NATAS Michigan Announces 41st Annual Regional EMMY® Nominations

Television stations, cable networks, ad agencies and production houses throughout Michigan have received nominations for this year’s National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/Michigan 41st Annual Regional EMMY® Awards. Tickets are now on sale for the EMMY® Awards ceremonies, to be held at the MotorCity Sound Board Theater on Saturday, June 15. Ticket purchase information is here…. read more

Nominations for 2019 MAPB Public Media Impact Awards Due June 5

There will be up to two awards given — one Professional (all professionals including volunteers working in public broadcasting) and one Donor (individuals or foundations). The recipients will be recognized at the 2019 MAB Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, August 6 at the J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids. MAPB Public Media Impact Online Nomination Form… read more

Michigan AP Elects Directors

Matt Seward, managing editor of the Cadillac News, was elected president of the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors association for 2019-20 at the group’s annual convention on April 28. Vincent Duffy, news director at Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor, was named president-elect. Also elected to the board for three-year terms were: — Director, representing Small-Market… read more

Amanda Sewell to lead Classical IPR

Interlochen Public Radio is proud to announce that Amanda Sewell will step into the role of Music Director, leading the growth and development of Interlochen Center for the Arts’ unique music service, Classical IPR. Amanda is a musicologist who received her Ph.D. from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She became involved with Interlochen… read more

WKAR’s Elkins Talks Federal Funding, ATSC 3.0, Serving the Audience

By: Russ White, MSU Today, WKAR Congratulations are in order for WKAR Public Media. Recently, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters named WKAR Michigan Public Television Station of the Year and Public Radio Group One Station of the Year for 2018. Listen to the interview here: https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wkar/audio/2019/03/susi_elkins_19.mp3 “I’m very proud of our team,” says Susi Elkins,… read more

WGVU Presents Kids Day at Air Zoo

WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids) is hosting “Kids Day at the Air Zoo” this Sunday, March 24. The fundraiser for WGVU PBS Kids programming will allow families to  visit the Kalamazoo Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum for a discounted price of just five dollars a person. PBS Kids character Daniel Tiger will be on… read more