Category: Member Services

WLNS, MAB Partner with AG, SOS to Offer Statewide Election Special on October 28

WLNS-TV (Lansing), in partnership with the MAB, is inviting stations across the state to carry a very important election town hall meeting. “Making It Count: A Voter Information Town Hall” will air Wednesday, October 28 from 7 – 8 p.m. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson will take voter questions… read more

Calling all TRAFFIC! Zoom Lunch Anyone?

By: Denise Weston, Director of Membership and Services First, here is a link to the new survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WSDQXN. We will use the responses to spotlight our traffic peeps in our newsletter. There is also a request for a picture. You may include one of you or something that represents you. It’s mid-2020 and due to… read more

ABIP Inspector Will Travel Through Thumb, Northern Lower Michigan in September

The MAB has limited openings still available in our 2020  Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program, (ABIP) season. Our inspector will travel through Bay City, the Thumb Area, Ludington, Traverse City, Cadillac, Petoskey, Alpena, Chalevoix and Harrisville from September 14 to 21.  Think the FCC no longer does routine inspections? Guess again. Book your inspection now, as… read more

Still Waiting: Update on FEMA’s Free PPE Masks for Michigan Broadcasters

Many Michigan broadcasters have completed the MAB survey regarding the distribution of the anxiously anticipated FEMA cotton washable masks. At this time the MAB has not received any masks to distribute. Once they are received we will contact everyone that has completed the survey available at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BJGT8RT The NAB, who is coordinating the… read more

FREE Webinar: Paul Weyland Will Help You Make Your Mark in the Recovering Economy

You Can’t Sell It If You Can’t Tell It! Making Your Mark in a Recovering Economy Presented by media expert: Paul Weyland Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – Noon ET Available FREE of charge to MAB members, this important sales training opportunity will feature tips and techniques for advanced and intermediate sellers. It’s time to pick… read more

LBS has Nearly 7 Hours of Coronavirus-related Training Content Available Free to MAB Members

There are 29 newly created Local Broadcast Sales videos available to MAB members for FREE. That’s nearly seven hours’ worth of new content specifically designed to address selling and leading during this pandemic! Titles include: What’s Your COVID-19 Strategy? How to Work From Home COVID-19: Be the Best in Your Market (including LIVE Q&A from… read more

FREE WEBINAR: A Broadcaster’s Guide to the Newly-Available SBA Loans

The MAB has joined with other states broadcasting associations to bring you an easy to follow presentation on how to apply for the Federal Government Payroll Relief loans and grants presented by PillsburyLaw.com: The Small Business Administration is at the heart of the financial relief programs Congress has authorized in response to the pandemic. From… read more

From the President/CEO…

Dear MAB Members, Like many of you we are working with a very small staff as requested in the Stay at Home/Stay Safe Order by the Governor. There is one, or sometimes two of us, in the office to answer phones and help our members who must stay on the air. Here is what we… read more

MAB Launches Michigan COVID-19 Webpage

By:  Karole L. White MAB President/CEO The MAB has launched a resource page on its website for stations and their reporters on COVID-19 the Coronavirus. This web page gives broadcasters up to the minute information coming out of the State Emergency Communications Center and articles about reporting on pandemics and health emergencies from some of… read more