Tag: Issue 118

Get Involved as a Mentor at the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference

  WE WANT YOU to get involved with the future generation of broadcasters!The MAB Foundation is looking for volunteers to participate in this exciting and energetic student broadcasting conference. Here’s what we need: Professionals to serve as Speed Networkers A News Team to lead a “behind the scenes” session A Photojournalist to lead a session… read more

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Zoe Burdine-Fly

Zoe Burdine-Fly brings more than 25 years of media leadership experience from major media companies, including Townsquare Media, Clear Channel, and Citadel Communications in markets like Lansing, Flint, Syracuse, and Chicago. Best known for her energetic spirit, creativity and tenacity, she has been in a leadership role in one form or another since the early… read more

MSU’s WDBM-FM Appoints Alumnus to lead Station into Future

Story and photos by:  Russ White, MSU Today/WKAR.org MSU alumnus Jeremy Whiting is the new professional general manager of Michigan State University’s award-winning student radio station WDBM 88.9FM,  better known as the Impact. He’s just the third GM in the almost 30 year history of the radio station, which will celebrate 30 years on the… read more

Nationwide EAS/WEA Test Next Thursday (9/20); Don’t Forget the Reporting

A reminder to broadcasters that this coming Thursday, September 20 at 2:20 p.m. Eastern, FEMA and the FCC will be conducting another nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.  This year’s test will also include testing of WEA, the Wireless Emergency Alert System – so in addition to conducting a broadcast Emergency Alert System text,… read more

Brad Tunney Promoted; Blake Froling Joins WLUN

WLUN-FM ESPN 100.9 (Pinconning-Midland) has announced the promotion of Brad Tunney to the station’s lead play-by-play broadcaster, and the hiring of Blake Froling as a new play-by-play broadcaster and content coordinator. Tunney, who has worked with the station and the Great Lakes Loons since 2014, replaces broadcaster Chris Vosters, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities…. read more

WCSX Holds Big Jim’s House ‘Woof Sit’

Starting this past Labor Day Weekend, WCSX-FM (Detroit) morning show Big Jim’s House set out to help the Michigan Humane Society with Big Jim’s House Million Penny Woof Sit. Donations for the the “Woof Sit” began at the Arts, Beats and Eats Festival in Royal Oak and wrapped up September 5 with a day-long “sit” beginning with a… read more

NAB Offers TV Repack Resources

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is offering Broadcasters who may be shifting channels as the result of the repack, tools to help communicate these changes with viewers.  This includes a checklist of activities to ensure they are meeting Federal Communications Commission (FCC) education requirements and aware of best practices recommended by NAB.  Some tools are… read more

WWJ Holds Annual “Autism Speaks” Walk September 15

CBS Television Stations’ WWJ-TV (Detroit) is holding its annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks on September 15 at Kensington Metropark in Detroit. The purpose of the walk is to support autism research and awareness. The station is encouraging viewers to participate with a corporate, school or family team.  The station has put together a page on its… read more

WZZM Names Paul Mack as Director of Sales

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids), the TEGNA owned ABC affiliate in West Michigan, has promoted Paul Mack to Director of Sales. He will oversee the sales team and be responsible for achieving the station’s broadcast and digital advertising revenue goals. “Paul and I have worked together for 16 years, so I’ve seen how he has excelled in… read more

Midwest Communications Flips WQTX to ’90s Hits

On September 5, Midwest Communications flipped longtime sports outlet WQTX-FM (St. Johns/Lansing) to a new format featuring hits of the late ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s as “92.1 Fuel-FM….Lansing’s High-Octane Fun.” VP/Market Manager Mark Jaycox said, “We’re excited to bring Mid-Michigan this new and exciting radio station. We want Fuel 92.1 to be the station that… read more