Tag: Issue 102

Statewide Tornado Drill Successful

The MAB would like to thank broadcasters for participating in this year’s statewide tornado drill on April 11.  This was performed as part of Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week and coordinated by the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, the MAB, the National Weather Service and local emergency managers throughout the state. While… 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

Recreational Marijuana Petition Gathers Enough Signatures for the Ballot

According to a report in Gongwer, the Board of State Canvassers concluded that the voter-initiated petitions to legalize marijuana has collected sufficient valid signatures to be sent to the Legislature for consideration or go to the November ballot. There has been some speculation legislative Republicans might try to enact the proposal as it could potentially… read more

2018 Service to America Award Winners Include Michigan Broadcasters

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) has announced the winners of the 20th edition of the Celebration of Service to America Awards.  Recipients will be honored at the Celebration of Service to America dinner in June. WJRT-TV (Flint) won the Service to Community Award for Television – Medium Market.  WNIC-FM (Detroit) was honored as… read more

Two Televised GOP Gubernatorial Debates Announced

Republicans running for Michigan governor will participate in two televised debates before the August primary election. The debates were confirmed April 20 by the state Republican Party. WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) will host the first debate with political reporter Rick Albin as moderator on May 9 in Grand Rapids. WDIV-TV (Detroit) will host the second debate… read more

Radio One Detroit Announces Changes

Radio One has announced programming changes for its Detroit properties.  The syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show is being moved from translator W260CB (Soul 99.9) to its WDMK-FM. Current WDMK morning co-host John Mason will shift to middays on the station.  Morning show cast member Angie Star will serve as local anchor for Joyner. Sister station… read more