Category: March 2018

WTIQ Hosts CBC Fundraiser

This past Sunday, March 25, WTIQ-AM (Manistique) aired an annual radiothon fundraiser for CBC.  CBC stands for Cancer, Bay Cliffs and Community. One-third of the proceeds will go to the Cancer Society, one-third to Bay Cliffs and one-third  to a community organization that is health related.  This is the 51st year the station has been… read more

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

‘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

Chessare Joins Cumulus Media

Former Greater Media Detroit VP/Market Manager Stephen Chessare has joined Cumulus Media as VP/Market Manager of the company’s Bridgeport, CT cluster. Chessare brings over 30 years experience in radio management and sales. “Stephen Chessare is a deeply experienced and effective radio manager and we are very pleased to welcome him aboard,” executive VP of operations… 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