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WRSR Celebrates 20 Years of Rockin’ Flint!

Special Thanks to Jeremy Fenech for sharing! Krol Communication’s 103.9 The Fox, WRSR-FM (Owosso/Flint, is celebrating 20 years of playing classic rock in the Flint market.  As current Program Director Jeremy Fenech tells it, then-Cumulus-owned station, under the local direction and leadership of Flint radio legend Jeff Wade, made the switch at noon on September… read more

WLUC-TV’s Rick Rhodes Stays ‘Yooper Strong’

On March 30, WLUC-TV (Marquette) General Manager Rick Rhodes took to the air to deliver a message to his station’s audience in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula:  “Keep being Yooper Strong.” The message came toward the end of a message that emphasized safety and the need to take seriously the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order by the… read more

MAB Partners with MSU for the Future of Media Sales

MAB members had the great opportunity to mentor student members of MSU’s Global Sales Leadership Society (GSLS) on Wednesday evening as part of the organization’s partnership with the university. Gary Baxter, WSYM-TV Fox 47 (Lansing), Jeff Hutchings, WNEM-TV (Saginaw), Jamie McKibbin, Jackson Radio Works (Jackson), and Steve Schram, Michigan Radio (Detroit) led a discussion on the… read more

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Stephen A. Marks

Stephen Marks started his broadcasting career at the age of 17 as a copy writer at WINX in Rockville, Md. While there, he was able to learn enough to pass the FCC 3rd class with number 9 endorsement license test. His early career was spent in radio holding positions from marketing to management. That included… read more

Congressman Fred Upton Turns 65

MAB President Karole White and Government Relations Director Elena Palombo attended the 65th birthday celebration for U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-6) in St. Joseph on April 20.  Around 100 people gathered for the celebration. The congressman reported that he would be filing to run for office again in the next few days. Upton has been… read more

Matt Burgoyne Will Bring ‘Magical’ Perspective to #MABshow

Rumple Co-founder and “Defender of Simplicity” Matt Burgoyne will bring his “magical” touch to the  2018 Great Lakes Media Show. The Great Lakes Media Show, formerly the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo (GLBC) will take place March 6 and 7 at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Register to attend by February 23 to… read more

Neilsen’s Abcarian will Help You ‘Elevate the POWER’ of Your Station at the #MABshow

Nielsen’s Vice President for Product Leadership Kelly Abcarian  joins the line up of presenters at the 2018 Great Lakes Media Show to help stations across Michigan “Elevate the POWER of Broadcast AND Digital and reach the largest most effective audience leveraging real truthful measurement.” The Great Lakes Media Show, formerly the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & Expo… read more

Broadcasters Helping Texas

[two-thirds-first] WXYZ and WMYD Take Action for Texas In the midst of the unprecedented destruction from Hurricane Harvey, WXYZ-TV and WMYD-TV in Detroit have taken action for Texas with a multi-platform relief effort that includes a special volunteer phone bank to assist in this time of great need. Read more Here …  TEGNA Launches ‘Texas… read more