Tag: Issue 137

WKAR’S Curious Crew Begins Season 5!

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) has announced that the 5th season of Curious Crew debuted this past Monday, February 4.  The Emmy Award-winning science show, produced by the station, is seen on public television stations nationwide. Dr. Rob Stephenson and his crew of inquisitive kids continue to take a hands-on approach to scientific exploration. Join… read more

Detroit’s WDZH Adds Kim Adams to Airstaff

WDZH-FM (Detroit) has named Kim Adams as new midday host effective immediately.  Adams has over 20 years of on-air TV experience as a meteorologist for WDIV-TV and WXYZ-TV (Detroit) as well as WBNS-TV (Columbus, Ohio). “Kim Adams is an award-winning television personality and one of metro Detroit’s most recognizable faces,” Entercom/Detroit SVP/Market Manager Debbie Kenyon… read more

The MAB is Pleased to Announce its 2019 Carl E. Lee Award Recipients

Rick Paul Grzebik and Gary Harding will be honored March 5 at The Great Lakes Media Show during the Exhibitor Reception. The Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards was named after Carl E. Lee, a prominent Michigan broadcast engineer and station owner, who was known for his innovation and recognition of opportunity. Broadcast engineers work… read more

Barnes Elected Michigan Democratic Party Chair

Last week, Michigan Democrats elected Lavora Barnes as the party’s new chair. Barnes, who was the party’s COO, was the favorite to win the race against three other candidates. She succeeds Brandon Dillon, who decided not to run again. Barnes is the second woman to chair the party, the first was Olivia Maynard from 1979-83…. read more

DOJ to Look at the Impact of Digital Ads on Broadcast Advertising

According to the report in Broadcasting & Cable, the Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust division has announced a two-day conference to discuss whether the agency should consider the effect of online advertising in its merger reviews. The agency said that broadcasters during the merger reviews raised important questions about competing with Google and other digital… read more

Announcing the Congressman John D. Dingell Jr. Journalism Scholarship

Commercial and Public broadcasters owe so much to Congressman John D. Dingell, Jr., former Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the longest serving member of Congress. Congressman Dingell was very involved with the MAB and was as knowledgeable on broadcasting and telecommunications issues as anyone working in the business.  Congressman Dingell cared very… read more

WLEN Hosts 25th Annual Radio Auction for Kiwanis Club

This Saturday (2/9), Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) will host The Kiwanis Club of Adrian’s Annual Radio Auction from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The 25th annual auction features hundreds of items up for bid, broadcast live over the radio. Community members are encouraged to tune in to the station and call to bid on new… read more