Tag: Issue 134

House Energy & Commerce GOP Committee Lineup Announced, Includes Michigan’s Fred Upton

U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) issued the following statement after announcing the subcommittee Ranking Members for the 116th Congress: “The American people expect results, and I am confident that the leadership team Republicans are putting forward is ready to deliver. As we address some of the biggest challenges facing… read more

Innovation Stage Highlight: Learn to Turn Digital into Dollars with SoCast’s Eric Eisen

Eric Eisen will show you how to turn digital into dollars on the MABshow Innovation Stage. Everyone is looking for real and proven ideas to drive digital revenue and grow their digital audience.  Learn how SoCast Broadcast partners are successfully using their digital tools to drive meaningful results. He will share secrets and practical ideas… read more

State Senate Majority Leader Announces Senate Committee Membership

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-16) and Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-27) jointly released the full list of members of each Senate committee and Appropriations subcommittee. “We expect the committee process to be deliberative and thorough. We look forward to robust policy debates and bipartisan work product, wherever possible,” Shirkey said in a statement…. read more

Reduce Your Company’s Cybersecurity Risk in 2019: Take Advantage of a Member Registration Discount

Media industry companies are more likely to be targeted by cyber criminals than companies in other industries, according to a 2018 report by Accenture. Send your engineering, IT or security leader to the only cybersecurity conference targeted specifically to the needs of broadcasters. And take advantage of a State Association Member Discount on registration. It’s… read more

Longtime U.P. Broadcaster Norman Koski Dies

The MAB has learned that Norman Koski, longtime Upper Peninsula broadcaster, passed away January 9 at the age of 80.  Koski, along with three partners, purchased WHDF-AM in Houghton in 1979, changing the call letters to WCCY-AM.  He sold the station in 1983. Koski was known to the community simply as “Mr. Norm.” After selling… read more

Presser Joins WSNX as PD

iHeartMedia has announced that it has moved WZEE-FM (Madison, WI) APD/MD Aly Presser into the program director position at co-owned WSNX-FM (Grand Rapids).  All Access reports that Presser will eventually take on afternoon on-air duties as well. Presser told the publication, “I am so excited to join the SNX and iHeart/Grand Rapids team. I wouldn’t… read more

Energy & Commerce Committee Democratic Roster Released

U.S. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) announced the full Democratic rosters for the six subcommittees in the 116th Congress, including the six subcommittee chairs and the full Committee Vice Chair, who were elected by the Democrats on the Committee. The six subcommittees and their chairs are: Subcommittee on Communications and Technology –… read more

WXYZ’s Brad Galli Voted Michigan Sportscaster of the Year

The National SportsMedia Association has named WXYZ-TV (Detroit) sports anchor Brad Galli 2018 Michigan Sportscaster of the Year.  Galli will be honored with other state winners at a ceremony in North Carolina this June. Former WXYZ sports anchors Don Shane (2012) and Larry Adderly (1973) previously won the title. Legendary Tigers broadcaster Ernie Howell won the… read more

2019: Does Talent Really Matter?

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: Tim Moore, Managing Partner Audience Development Group Tim Moore will be speaking at the Great Lakes Media Show, March 5-6, 2019 in Lansing.  For more information… read more