Category: November 2016

Scholarship Winner Highlight: Caleb Gordon

Your contributions to the MABF help students to realize their dreams! Here, one recent scholarship winner shares his experiences and goals for the future. Learn more about the MABF Scholarship program here and help to support these scholarship programs by donating here. Caleb Gordon is the proud recipient of the Friends of Bill Burton Scholarship… read more

Let your Students Showcase their Best Work!

Just a reminder from the MAB Foundation that the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards Online Entry System is open and ready for your entries! Please refer to the official Online Entry instructions at www.studentbroadcastawards.com for complete rules. So, spread the word…tell every student in Michigan that they are eligible to enter the competition for FREE with… read more

Another FREE Webcast for MAB Members!

Broadcasters Online: A Legal Guide to the Cyber-Jungle Presented by: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Get your legal questions answered! When:  Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 2-4 p.m. Where:  Online or in-person at the Communication Arts & Sciences Building, Room 145, Michigan State University.  (map) MAB/MAPB Member cost: FREE!!! Non-Member cost: $150 Register here: http://bit.ly/LegalWeb16 This… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Gerry Heyn

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Gerald H. (Gerry) Heyn is Chief Engineer for Lake Superior Community Broadcasting Corporation stations, WBUP/WBKP-TV in Ishpeming.  He’s been there since 2005. Gerry writes that “it’s been a very interesting and challenging job moving the studio from the Marquette Mall to the Miracle Mall in Ishpeming… read more

Walenta takes WGVU Explorers to Europe

WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids) General Manager Michael Walenta recently returned from taking the WGVU Explorers on a 14-day trip to the Magnificent Cities of Central and Eastern Europe. Michael and the WGVU Explorer travelers toured Berlin where they saw many sites including the Sans Souci Palace, the former residence of Frederick the Great, and… read more

WYTZ Holds 20th Annual Stuff-A-Truck Food Drive

This week (November 14-19), Mid-West Family Broadcasting’s WYTZ-FM (Benton Harbor) is holding its 20th annual “Stuff-A-Truck” food drive in Southwest Michigan. The “Stuff-a-Truck” food drive helps the local community by providing necessary items to families in need. All donations will go to the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency in Benton Harbor. Donations will stay in… read more

Jackson’s K-105.3 is Stuffing the Van

Jackson Radio Works’ WKHM-FM (K-105.3) (Jackson) is holding a “Stuff the Van” food drive this Thursday, November 17 to collected canned and non-perishable foods for the Jackson Community Food Pantry. The drive is being held in conjunction with the station’s Thanksgiving “Grocery Bagging Race” contest being held at a local grocery store.  The contest features… read more

Trademark Basics for Media Companies, Part One: What Trademarks Are and Why They Matter

By: Kelly Donohue and Radhika “Ronnie” Raju, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP In today’s digital economy, trademarks are often the most valuable assets that a business owns. For example, in 2015, Google’s trademark portfolio was estimated to be worth $76 billion, which constituted almost one third of the entire value of the company. Microsoft clocked in at… read more

Symson to Succeed Boehne at E.W. Scripps

E.W. Scripps Company has announced that Rich Boehne will retire from his role as president and CEO during the second half of 2017, and the company has appointed Chief Digital Officer Adam Symson to the new position of chief operating officer. As COO, Symson will report to Boehne and oversee day-to-day operations of the company’s… read more