Category: October 2016

2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards Entry System Opens Friday

Help them to enter the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards! By now your students should be hard at work on completing their entries for the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards! The Michigan Student Broadcast Awards are a great way for your students to get their work in front of the professional broadcasters who serve as… read more

Drone Regulation Bill Passes Michigan Senate

Last week, the Michigan Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 992. The legislation allows a person that is authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate unmanned aerial systems (a.k.a. drones) for commercial purposes in a manner consistent with the authorization. The legislation also sets up a legislative drone taskforce to develop statewide policy recommendations… read more

MAB Board Profile: Stephen A. Marks

MAB News Briefs is pleased to bring you profiles of your MAB Board of Directors. This week’s profile is Stephen A. Marks.   Stephen is 100% shareholder, President/CEO of Thunder Bay Broadcasting Corporation, which owns WBKB-TV (Alpena); Lake Superior Community Broadcasting, which operates WBUP-TV (Ishpeming/Marquette) and WBKP-TV (Calumet); Houghton Community Broadcasting, which operates WOLV-FM, WHKB-FM, and… read more

Students Will Learn and Network at BCBC!

What is BCBC? The Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) offers informational sessions and excellent networking opportunities that students will not find anywhere else, with hands-on training that will leave them with practical skills they can put to work immediately. The best of two worlds are brought into one fast paced, information-packed session during BCBC’s Speed… read more

Is your Station the next “Station of the Year?”

The Broadcast Excellence Awards Wednesday, March 8, 2017! The Lansing Center Lansing, MI This awards ceremony, hosted by the MAB, gives stations a chance to come together to celebrate what we all love about broadcasting-sharing stories that help our local communities. Gather your Community Involvement, Newscast, Sportscast, Investigative Stories entries and more, and get ready… read more

Register NOW for Chris Lytle’s Next Broadcast Sales Webinar!

How to “Talk Advertising” With Your Prospects and Customers Now When:  Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1 p.m. EST Grab your “seat” and bring your whole sales team. Invite your copywriters and production people, too. Register HERE.  Here’s why this program is important:  Everybody has an opinion about advertising. But, people who sell broadcast advertising need… read more

Scholarship Winner Highlight: Heather Irvine

Your contributions to the MABF help students to realize their dreams! Here, one recent scholarship winner shares her experiences and goals for the future. Learn more about the MABF Scholarship program here and help to support these scholarship programs by donating here. Heather Irvine is the proud recipient of the MAB Foundation Broadcasting Scholarship and… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Sarah Rousseau (Houghton Community Broadcasting, Houghton)

Nominate a Traffic Director you know!  Email Denise Weston at [email protected] Sarah Rousseau is Traffic Director at Houghton Community Broadcasting in Houghton, including stations WOLV-FM, WHKB-FM and WCCY-AM. Sarah has been in traffic for over 5 years. Q1: What is your favorite comfort food? Sarah: Grilled cheese and tomato soup.. Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why? Sarah: … read more