Tag: Issue 145

Senate Majority Leader Opposes House Version of FOIA/LORA

State Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R- 16) voiced opposition to the bill package that expands FOIA to the Legislature and the Governor’s office as passed the House of Representatives. Spokesperson for the Senator said that whatever the Senate eventually votes on would be different than the House package and legislation from other states is being reviewed…. read more

FCC Order Addresses TV White Spaces

On March 20, the FCC released an order addressing rule changes for TV white spaces devices. The order requires TV white spaces devices to incorporate an automatic geolocation capability to ensure that the TV white spaces database has accurate location information for all devices. The order is designed to create a more accurate database and significantly decrease… read more

Meet your MAB Foundation Board Member of the Week: Kristin Burns

Kristin Burns is a Partner Success Consultant for Futuri Media, working closely with radio partners across the country, providing strategy and insights that grow audience engagement. She’s a weekend, On-Air Talent for 96.3 WDVD (Cumulus Media Detroit); serves as Treasurer on the Board of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation and is Chair of the… read more

Amanda Sewell to lead Classical IPR

Interlochen Public Radio is proud to announce that Amanda Sewell will step into the role of Music Director, leading the growth and development of Interlochen Center for the Arts’ unique music service, Classical IPR. Amanda is a musicologist who received her Ph.D. from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She became involved with Interlochen… read more

WMOM-FM Signs Off Following Car Accident

This past Monday, WMOM-FM (Pentwater-Ludington) went silent when Bay View Broadcasting took the station off the air.  In a statement released by the station, owner Patrick Lopeman suffered serious injuries in a car accident last month, which made him re-evaluate his activities in managing the business. “With his 70th birthday approaching, he realized he was… read more

Former Bonneville, Hubbard President Bruce Reese Dies

Although his companies had no stations in Michigan, the MAB is passing along the news that former Bonneville and Hubbard President Bruce Reese has passed away. Reese joined Bonneville International as general counsel in 1984 and served as president from 1996-2010.  Under Reese’s leadership Bonneville stations won more than 40 NAB Crystal and Marconi awards. In… read more