Category: May 2017

WRCJ and WKAR Join Forces for Classical Listeners

Partnership will bring DSO concerts to capital area listeners, MSU concerts to southeast Michigan. Thanks to a new partnership between radio stations WKAR-FM in East Lansing and WRCJ-FM in Detroit, classical music lovers in the capital region will be able to hear Detroit Symphony Orchestra concerts live, and listeners in Detroit will be able to… read more

Beasley Names Heidi Raphael As Communications VP

Beasley Media Group has appointed Heidi Raphael as VP/Corporate Communications. Raphael most recently served as Senior VP/Corporate Communications at Greater Media, where she spent 20 years working in several capacities, including as Marketing Director of WRIF-FM, Group Marketing Director of Greater Media Detroit and New Business Development Director of WMGC-FM in the Motor City. She… read more

WZZM-TV Wins Eclipse Award for Best Documentary

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) has won an Eclipse Award for its September 2016 documentary “New Heights: Restoring a City.”  The special took viewers inside Muskegon Heights and the city’s efforts to rebuild. The special won “Best Documentary” at the award ceremonies, May 18, in Grand Rapids.  The awards are presented by WKTV (Wyoming-Kentwood) Community Access Channel 25/26,… read more

Body Cameras Exempted From FOIA in House Bill

State Representative Jim Runestad (R-44) re-introduced legislation (HB 4427) to exempt body camera footage from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  The MAB has very serious concerns about this legislation which bears on transparency and the public’s right to know. Specifically: HB 4427 places body‐worn camera footage, in connection with criminal or internal investigation, outside… read more

5 Questions on the Meaning of the FCC’s Recent Ruling on Online Recruiting – How Does it Change a Broadcaster’s EEO Obligations?

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com The FCC recently issued a declaratory ruling (which we summarized here) addressing the requirement that broadcasters widely disseminate information about all of their job openings in such a way as to reach all of the groups within their communities. The recent FCC decision stated that a broadcaster can… read more

You Can’t Bore People Into Buying From You

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: Chris Lytle, Content Developer InstantSalesTraining.com In 1976 there were no cell phones or email. We had a message nail. When you walked into the office, the… read more

Holly Hutton Appointed Music Director at WYCD

CBS Radio’s WYCD-FM (Detroit) has appointed afternoon co-host Holly Hutton Music Director of the country station.   Hutton will retain her current on-air duties with Rob Stone from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Hutton is a 20-year veteran of Detroit Radio and spent 10 years as midday host on CIMX-FM (Windsor) before becoming afternoon host on… read more