Tag: Issue 15

FCC Looking to Change Public File Obligations

The FCC released the tentative agenda for its May 25 Open Meeting. Topping the agenda is an item that could lift a burden from commercial broadcasters.  The FCC will vote on adopting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to eliminate the requirement that commercial broadcast stations retain copies of letters and emails from the public in… read more

E. Harold Munn, Jr: 1928-2016

The MAB is sad to share the news that E. Harold Munn, Jr. passed away Tuesday, April 26. Munn’s name is familiar to most MAB members as head of the longtime broadcast engineering consulting firm, E. Harold Munn, Jr., and Associates, based in Coldwater. Munn received his Federal Communications Commission (FCC) radio license at age… read more

2015 BEA Winners Announced!

On May 2, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) and the MAB Foundation (MABF)  presented the annual Broadcast Excellence Awards during ceremonies held at the Lansing Center.  Hosted by Kolt Communications President/CEO Robert Kolt, both commercial and public radio and television stations throughout the State of Michigan were honored for their accomplishments in 2015.  Every win demonstrated… read more

Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards Announced

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented its most prestigious engineering award to a pair of Michigan broadcasters who, combined, have served in the industry for over six decades. The Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards were presented during the MAB’s annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo (GLBC) held on May 3 at… read more

There’s a Crisis Coming in Broadcasting, and It’s Not What You Think

By: Sherrod Munday, VP Engineering, Sky Angel   At the recent National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, again this year, it was really exciting to see the new technology that broadcasters can use to deliver their content to the public.  Likewise, there certainly was no shortage of keynote speakers like NAB’s President and CEO… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Michelle Arvanitis

Michelle Arvanitis Jackson Radio Works, Jackson Michelle Arvanitis is the Traffic Director for WKHM-AM/FM, WIBM-AM/FM and Hot Country 101.5 (Jackson)  Q1: How long have you been in traffic? Michelle:  I’ve been the traffic director here for about a year and a half; but have been with Jackson Radio Works since 2007 with only two short stints… read more

MABF 2016 Student Broadcast Awards – Station/Program of the Year Awards

On Tuesday, May 3, the MABF honored the winners of the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards. The program received over 637 entries from 40 different high school and college institutions in Michigan. The awards were presented at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference with several hundred media professionals in the audience. The MAB and MABF congratulates all… read more

Is Radio Milking The Wrong Callers?

By: Sean Ross [email protected] Twitter: @RossOnRadio It is a seemingly inevitable moment in any call-to-win contest, especially for a prize of any significance. You will hear the caller before the correct number caller. Sometimes it will be a quick groan of frustration when they’re informed. Sometimes the on-air personality feels the need to play with… read more

MAPB Elects New Officers

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) elected the 2016 Officers of the Board of Directors during a board meeting held on March 7. The newly elected officers include: President: Eric Smith, Director of Broadcasting, Northern Michigan University Public Broadcasting Vice-President: Gary Reid, Michigan State University Public Broadcasting Treasurer: Steve Schram, Michigan Public Media Secretary:… read more

Denis Prior Joins WUPS-FM

Radio veteran Denis Prior, most recently with Grand Valley State University’s Real Oldies WGVU-AM (Grand Rapids), has joined WUPS-FM (Houghton Lake) as Morning Host and Programming Coordinator.  He debuted on the station May 2. Prior also has worked in the past with the MacDonald-Garber stations in Cadillac and has hosted shows in San Diego, Nashville,… read more