Tag: Issue 144

Step into the World of Virtual Reality … Career Fair Edition

The MAB Foundation is excited to host an upcoming media career fair event that is completely online!  You can sort through candidates and set up meetings without having to leave your comfortable office. It’s simple: Assign a hiring agent to participate Promote your participation through a series of PSAs Send the MABF at least one… read more

State Supreme Court Orders Arguments in FOIA Case Involving Schuette

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether state government can claim immunity as a defense for disclosing public records. The case involves former Attorney General Bill Schuette’s refusal to conduct a search to see if his office sent emails involving public business using private email accounts. The court ordered the arguments in Progress Michigan v…. read more

Meet your MAB Foundation Board Member of the Week: Steve Schram

Steve Schram is Executive Director and General Manager of Michigan Public Media, overseeing Michigan Radio-WUOM, the NPR news and information public radio station at the University of Michigan. Michigan Radio is the state’s most listened to public radio station, and serves over 510,000 listeners weekly from its statewide broadcast signals and online audio streaming. Under… read more

Upton to Co-Chair Public Broadcasting Caucus

Four seasoned federal legislators – two Democrats and two Republicans – will co-chair the Public Broadcasting Caucus in the 116th Congress. Taking seats as co-chairs are Republicans Fred Upton (6th-MI) and John Yarmuth (3rd-KY) and Democrats Earl Blumenauer (3rd-OR) and Mark Amodei (2nd-NV). Rep. Upton chaired the House Energy & Commerce Committee for six years,… read more

‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ adds Cheese

The syndicated “Free Beer & Hot Wings” show, based at WGRD-FM (Grand Rapids)  has announced the addition of Kelly Cheesborough (aka Kelly-Cheese) to the program, beginning April 1. Cheesborough joins the program from WSTR-FM (Atlanta, GA), where she held the role of Executive Producer of the “Jeff and Jenn Show.” “After an exhaustive national search,… read more

MAB Teams Up With MSU to Promote Media Sales Careers to Generation Z

The 2018-2019 MSU school year has been a learning experience for MSU sales students and MAB members alike. It’s also been a very rewarding experience! Since September, MAB member stations have participated in the Sales Leadership Program at Michigan State University.  This program allows members to meet and network with students from MSU that are… read more

Newago/Whitehall: WLAW, WWSN to Swap Frequencies

Radio Insight reported on Thursday that Cumulus Media will be swapping the dial positions of its country-formatted WLAW-FM (Newago), currently 92.5, and adult contemporary-formatted WWSN-FM (Whitehall), currently 97.5. The flip is expected to fill the loss of a Cumulus Country signal along the Lake Michigan coast created by WTNR-FM’s recent move to the more inland 107.3… read more

House Passes Open Records Expansion

The Michigan House has passed a package of bills adding the Governor’s office to the Freedom of Information Act and creating Legislative Open Records Act (LORA) for State Legislature. The bills have been referred to the Senate; however, it’s been reported that Majority Floor Leader Mike Shirkey (R-16) does not support the package. To date, this is the… read more

Advertising for CBD – Safe for Broadcasters?

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In the last few months, we probably have had more questions about advertising for CBD products than any other topic. At this point, CBD products seem to be sold in nearly every state in the country, and discussions about CBD’s effectiveness seem to be staples on national and local… read more

WKAR’s Elkins Talks Federal Funding, ATSC 3.0, Serving the Audience

By: Russ White, MSU Today, WKAR Congratulations are in order for WKAR Public Media. Recently, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters named WKAR Michigan Public Television Station of the Year and Public Radio Group One Station of the Year for 2018. Listen to the interview here: https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wkar/audio/2019/03/susi_elkins_19.mp3 “I’m very proud of our team,” says Susi Elkins,… read more