Tag: Issue 121

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Michael Renda

Michael Renda began his broadcast career in radio at WOHO in Toledo, Ohio in 1977 as a Local Account Executive and very shortly thereafter moved to across the street to WTVG-TV in the same capacity. Storer Television was the next stop for Mike, moving to Chicago as the National Sales Representative.  Stops in New York… read more

WXYZ-TV Celebrates 70 Years of ‘7’

WXYZ-TV (Detroit)  is celebrating “70 Years of 7.” For 70 years, the station has served Southeast Michigan.  October 9 will mark the 70th anniversary of the day the station signed on the air from studios in the Maccabees building in Detroit. WXYZ will recognize this historic milestone with an on-air and social campaign that celebrates… read more

Salespeople: Here’s How To Make Live Reads Work

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 If you were to ask any successful PD what the secret to their success was, I am sure they would tell you… read more

Nielsen Announces 2019 TV Market Rankings

Nielsen has unveiled its television market rankings for 2019, and rankings of Michigan markets have been slightly adjusted.  Markets are ranked by the number of TV households in a DMA.  Detroit remains the #14 television market in the country.  Other markets saw some slight adjustments: Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek shifted from #43 in 2018 to #49… read more

WDET/WRCJ’s Christopher Felcyn Passes

Christopher Felcyn, a longtime Detroit radio personality and host of “The Well Tempered Wireless” for classical music station WRCJ-FM (90.9), has passed away. Felcyn, 67, died at his home on September 28. “He was one of the best interviewers in the business, a talented pianist, and an ultimate professional with wit and creativity in sharing… read more

Robert L. Friedle: 1943-2018

The MAB is sad to report that longtime Michigan broadcast engineer, Robert L. Friedle passed away on Monday, October 1.  Bob was well known in the Tri-Cities area, having worked for many of the local stations.  He was honored with the MAB’s distinguished Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Award in 2015. Bob joined the U.S. Air… read more

Blarney Stone Enters LMA with Henderson Stations

Jerry and Sheryl Coyne’s Blarney Stone Broadcasting has taken over operations of Roy Henderson’s three stations in Traverse City and debuted new formats on two of them, while relaunching the third. Henderson’s WBNZ-FM (Frankfort) has flipped from a simulcast of WLDR-FM (Traverse City) to Sports simulcasting Blarney Stone’s WGRY-FM (Roscommon) as “Up North Sports Radio.“… read more

WKAR Partners with MET To Provide Books For Kids

via WKAR.org Through 12 days in September, listeners of WKAR Radio (East Lansing) combined efforts with Michigan Education Trust (MET) to provide more than 600 books to capital region children in need. The public radio station from Michigan State University recently concluded its annual fall on-air fundraising campaign encouraging listeners to support the capital region’s… read more