Category: October 2017

The Robinson Report: Legend

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: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media “I won’t be a rock star – I will be a legend.” – Freddie Mercury Tom Petty – Dead. The news swept… read more

Update: New Advertising Disclaimers on E-Cig and Cigar Advertising Still on for 2018

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, BroadcastLawBlog.com Last year, the FDA adopted requirements to tag advertisements for vaping and e-cig advertising with a warning that e-cigs contain nicotine and that nicotine is an addictive chemical. These requirements were to go into effect in 2018. In the last week, I have received several questions about these… read more

The Dreaded “Got-a-minute?” Meeting

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 How long is a “Got-a-minute?” meeting in your office? I’m guessing it’s more than a minute. Shoot, I remember a “Got-a-second?”… read more

The Power of Testimonials

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: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting Nothing is stronger than a testimonial from a listener. We can say anything we want about the station, but in the… read more

Why Should your Stations be Members of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters?  

By: Peter Tanz,  MAB Chairman Vice President, Midwest Communications (Kalamazoo) All of my company’s stations in Michigan are members of the MAB and have been for decades. Why? Simply because the MAB offers value that we can’t get from any other affiliation. The MAB is the voice for broadcasters in Michigan.  Individually, I can be as active politically as time will… read more

One of BCBC’s Favorites is Back Again!

Michigan native Jay Kruz will be back at BCBC this year to impart his wisdom on our future broadcasters. Kruz’s sessions are highly rated by students year after year-they love his approachable attitude, awesome hair and endless stream of industry knowledge. Named one of Radio’s Rising Stars by Radio Ink Magazine and one of broadcasting’s… read more

Cybersecurity FOIA Exemption Bill Gets a Committee Hearing

Last week the House Communication and Technology Committee held a hearing on legislation that would exempt critical cybersecurity data from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). House Bill 4973 exempts from FOIA cybersecurity plans, assessments or vulnerabilities. Similar legislation last term received intense push back, particularly from environmental groups, for attempting to exempt from FOIA… read more