Tag: Issue 129

The Robinson Report: 12 Notes

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 “Music is essentially 12 notes between any octave. It’s the same story told over and over. All any artist can offer the… read more

Lance Tidwell Named Director of FM Programming for Cumulus Detroit

Lance Tidwell has been named Director of FM Programming for Cumulus Detroit.  His responsibilities will include Country WDRQ-FM (NASH FM 93.1) and Hot AC WDVD-FM. Tidwell brings 30 years of programming experience to the position and previously served as Operations Manager for Cumulus Kansas City. He was most recently Operations Manager for Townsquare Media’s four-station… read more

WKHM Raises Over $10K For Local Toys For Tots

Jackson Radio Works’ K-105.3 (WKHM-FM) and NewsTalk 970AM/101.5FM (WKHM-AM) hosted their annual joint toy drive to benefit their local chapter of Toys for Tots on Thursday, December 6th from 6 – 10a.m. Toys for Tots is an organization run by the United States Marine Corps which distributes toys to families who cannot afford them for… read more

First Phase of TV Channel Repack Completed

November 30 marked the completion of the first phase of TV channel repacking process. The second phase began on December 1. According to the FCC, at least 140 stations in more than 20 markets changed frequencies in the first phase of the post-incentive auction channel move. Over a thousand TV stations are being moved to… read more

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Scott Shigley

Scott Shigley started his broadcast career in sales at the Liggett owned station in Lansing, WFMK in 1993. He began his sales management career in 1998, managing stations in Adrian (Friends Communications: WQTE,WABJ, WBZV), Port Huron (Liggett Communications: WSAQ/WBTI/WPHM/WHLS/WHLX), Greater Media Detroit (WMGC- Magic 105.1, WCSX Classic Rock 94.7). After that, Scott worked in advertising… read more

Bill To Keep Nonprofit Donors Secret Passes Senate

According to a report in Gongwer, Michigan Senate Republicans passed legislation last week that allows nonprofit organizations to not be forced to disclose their donors. Opponents of the bill called the measure a way of hiding who is contributing to political attack advertisements. SB 1176 passed by a 25-12 vote. The bill prohibits public agencies… read more

Stop Sounding Desperate and Attract Ideal Candidates with Laurie Kahn at the #MABshow

Laurie Kahn is Creator and President of Media Staffing Network, Inc., the first staffing company to cater exclusively to media sales and associated departments for full time placement, consulting and career coaching for the Agency, Broadcast, Cable, Internet, Digital, New Media and Print industries.  Successfully placing people since 1993, now offers solutions to finding local sellers… read more

Nexstar to Acquire Tribune in $6.4B Deal

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. and Tribune Media Company announced December 3 that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Nexstar will acquire all outstanding shares of Tribune Media for $46.50 per share in a cash transaction that is valued at $6.4 billion, including the assumption of Tribune Media’s outstanding debt. The proposed transaction… read more