Category: March 2017

The Robinson Report: In Your Words

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: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media Passion is a funny and fleeting thing; and, at times, void of common sense. Colleague and Radio Genius Fred Jacobs recently reflected… read more

WRIF Introduces “iPhone Stickers”

Detroit’s WRIF-FM (“The Riff”) is the first radio station to take advantage of Apple’s new iOS stickers, with the release of the Dave & Chuck WRIF iPhone sticker pack, provided by jacapps, a Detroit-based application developer. As a result of Apple’s introduction of custom stickers to iPhone messages, WRIF listeners may begin to enjoy a selection of… read more

Are you a Contract Engineer?

The MAB is putting together a new member resource:  a list of available contract engineers working in the state, available for stations in the event they need assistance. The list will appear on the MAB website. To be included, please send your name, company name (if applicable), location and contact information to Dan Kelley [email protected]…. read more

Statewide Tornado Drill & Test – April 19, 2017

In cooperation with the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, and with the endorsement of the MAB Board of Directors, the National Weather Service will conduct a test with the Tornado Warning EAS Code at 1:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 as part of Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. The… read more

FCC Watch: CBS Radio Files Transfer Applications

CBS Radio, as part of their previously announced merger with Entercom Communications Corporation, has filed applications to transfer its radio stations from various licensing divisions to Shareholders of Entercom Communications. The applications were filed on March 20, 2017. CBS Detroit radio stations being transferred are: WWJ-AM/WXYT-FM/WDZH-FM from CBS Radio East  WXYT-AM from CBS Radio Inc. of… read more

Presidential Budget Eliminates Funding for Public Media

President Trump’s proposed budget eliminates funding for public media and the arts.  The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), is the nonprofit agency that primarily channels funding for programming and operations to local public radio and TV stations nationwide. Additional funds go to National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), who supply programming… read more

“Big Boy” Returns to Detroit Radio

Beasley’s WMGC-FM (105.1 The Bounce) has announced that “Big Boy” has returned to Detroit radio, joining “Shay Shay” to anchor the station’s morning show. In a press release, the station notes that “Big Boy has been blessed to be able to talk on the radio for a living since he was 17 years old.  It’s not only… read more

Plan Your April Fools’ Day On-Air Pranks with the FCC in Mind

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com With April Fools’ Day only a few days away, we need to play our role as attorneys and ruin the fun by repeating our annual reminder that broadcasters need to be careful with any on-air pranks, jokes or other bits prepared especially for the day. While a little… read more

Jackson Radio Works Receives Chamber Award

On March 23, Jackson Radio Works (WKHM-AM/FM, WIBM-AM) was the recipient of an appreciation award from the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce, honoring the company for 20 years of service (“hyper local content that matters”) to the community. WKHM-FM is licensed to Brooklyn.  Accepting the award was  General ManagerJamie McKibbin, who tells the MAB that the… read more

HOMTV Internship Application Summer 2017 Deadline April 1st

For 35 years, HOMTV has been equipping interns with tools for success. Dozens go through their internship program every year and hundreds have found successful jobs in the television and communications industry as a result. If you know of anyone who you think would benefit from practical, hands-on experience in television reporting, production (studio & creative),… read more