Category: May 2017

Michigan AP Media Editors Awards Announced

Winners of the 2016 Michigan Associated Press Media Editors annual contest were announced  at ceremonies this past Sunday, April 30 in East Lansing. Among the individual winners in various categories were public radio stations Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor), WDET-FM (Detroit), WGVU-FM (Grand Rapids) and WKAR-FM (East Lansing). Commercial radio winners were WGHN-FM (Grand Haven), WHMI-FM… read more

Help Sink Pirate Broadcasters!

While the MAB has not had any reports of any significant pirate radio activity in our state in a number of years, legal broadcasters are asked to report known pirate radio operations via the FCC Unlicensed Broadcast Station “Pirate” Reporting form. Reporting pirates helps keep legal operations free from interference.  Additionally, unlicensed broadcast pirates don’t pay… read more

Michigan FCC Watch

The MAB keeps watch on FCC filings in our state.   Here’s the latest filings we’ve seen. May 2, 2017 An application for license for cover construction permit of WNUC-LP (Detroit) was filed by North End Woodward Community Coaliation. May 1, 2017 The FCC approved the previously-filed application of Impact Radio, LLC to increase the power of FM translator W246BW… read more

Bill Lake Joins Wiley Rein

On April 19, Washington law firm Wiley Rein announced that former FCC Media Bureau Chief William Lake, a veteran communications lawyer, has joined the firm’s Telecom, Media & Technology practice as consulting counsel.  In his new postion, Lake advises clients on media and telecommunications issues, with special attention to navigating the federal regulatory regimes. Mr. Lake… read more

Latest MAB Foundation Student Newsletter Available

The latest issue of Beyond the Classroom, the MAB Foundation student newsletter has just been sent out.  In this issue, there’s Michigan broadcasting job opportunities, a review of our recent student awards luncheon and an interview with WLNS-TV (Lansing) News Director Jam Sardar. And, students write about picking the right college, the benefits of local… read more

MAB Board Profile: Dan Boers

MAB News Briefs is pleased to bring you profiles of your MAB Board of Directors. Dan Boers is the News Director for WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids. Dan has been with WOOD-TV for 20 years in a number of roles.  Prior to his appointment as news director in 2015, he was assistant news director since 2009 and director… read more