Category: March 2018

Long-Time WNEM News Director Moves On

The MAB has learned that Ian Rubin, News Director at WNEM-TV (Saginaw) for the last 14 years, has resigned to become News Director for WOIO/WUAB-TV in Cleveland, Ohio.  He began his new position on March 19. Rubin, who has 30 years news experience, previously worked in news management at the then NBC and Fox duopoly in… read more

Sexual Harassment Complaint Webinar Archived for MAB Members

As a member exclusive, the MAB is offering its members the archived recording of the March 20, 2018 webinar “You and #MeToo – Crisis Management for Media Companies Addressing Sexual Harassment Complaints” from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. The nearly 90-minute webinar focuses on the #MeToo movement, which is now consuming media companies of all sizes, with nearly… read more

Stephen Clark to Join WOMC for Mornings

Entercom’s WOMC-FM (Detroit) announced Wednesday (3/28) that former WXYZ-TV news anchor Stephen Clark is taking the helm of the station’s morning show. The new show will feature Stephen Clark and a co-host that will be revealed on Friday, April 6. The “104.3 WOMC Mornings with Stephen Clark and … ” show will air from 6… read more

Repack Funding Included In Omnibus Appropriations Deal

The Congress passed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package to fund the federal government through September 30. The legislation includes the full $1 billion in additional funding for the broadcast repack. Specifically, the legislation provides the $1 billion in repack funds over two fiscal years – $600 million in the current fiscal year (FY18), which… read more


NAB: Available Spectrum Should Go to Broadcasters

According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, the National Association of Broadcasters filed comments with the FCC emphasizing the importance of allowing broadcasters to use available spectrum instead of turning it over for broadband use. Using “white spaces” for broadcast could help eliminate consumer disruption and expedite the transition to Next Gen TV, the… read more

PBS President will Deliver Keynote at 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference

  PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger will deliver a keynote address at the 2018 Mackinac Policy Conference May 29-June 1, the Detroit Regional Chamber has announced. She will discuss the importance of building trust and restoring confidence in the critical institutions of government, media and business. For 14 consecutive years, PBS and its member… read more

‘Protect My Public Media’ Declares Victory in 2018, Looks Ahead to 2019

“Protect My Public Media” leaders declared “a major victory” when President Trump signed  a bill this week that fully funds public media through September 30, 2018. They credited 694,605 communications to Congress generated by the effort since March 2017 for the funding success. With Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funding finished, Congress will soon start its work on… read more