Tag: Issue 149

Meet Your Foundation Board Member of the Week: Trisha Peterson

Trisha Peterson is the General Manager for  WJNR/WOBE/WHTO Radio in Iron Mountain. Trisha started in radio when she was 12 years old working with her father on the new shopping show, she was the producer of the show handing him the certificate that the listener was asking for and processing sales, working the front desk,… read more

AP Media Editor Broadcast Award Winners Announced

Winners of the 2018 Michigan Associated Press Media Editors annual newspaper and broadcast contests were announced on April 28 at ceremonies in Lansing. Seven Michigan television stations took home a combined 34 awards.  Congratulations to WEYI-TV (Saginaw), WJBK-TV (Detroit), WJRT-TV (Flint), WLNS-TV (Lansing), WNEM-TV (Saginaw), WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo) and WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac),  A complete list of television… read more

Lansing Radio’s Deb Hart Joins WSYM-TV

Popular Lansing radio personality Deb Hart will be joining the E.W. Scripps’ WSYM-TV (Lansing) as Morning Blend co-host.  The longtime voice in the mornings on Classic Rock 94.9FM, has been tapped to replace Mary Turner on the program. “When Mary announced she would be leaving, we knew she was going to be incredibly hard to replace…. read more

Federal Court Orders New Maps for State’s U.S. House Seats, Legislature

A three-judge federal panel unanimously ruled last week that the 2011 district reapportionment plan for the state’s 14 U. S. House districts, 38 Michigan Senate districts and 110 Michigan House districts is unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. The court also ordered that the new map for the Michigan Senate would be used in a special 2020 election for… read more

Senator Peters Sponsors PIRATE ACT

Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) along with Montana Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced legislation to combat pirate radio in the Senate. S. 1228 has been referred to the Senate committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Radio pirates cause real economic harm to broadcasters and signal interference inhibits broadcasters’ ability to serve their communities. The MAB greatly appreciate Senator Peters’… read more