Tag: Issue 15

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

Michigan Radio Names New Morning Edition Host

After an extensive national search, Michigan Radio has announced that Doug Tribou has been named as the station’s new Morning Edition host. From 2008 until August 2015, Tribou worked at NPR member station WBUR-FM in Boston. During that time, he served as a reporter and producer for “Only A Game,” NPR’s weekly sports show. From… read more

Free Tech Webinar From Jacobs Media

If you missed the presentation by Jacobs Media at GLBC ’16, you won’t want to pass up this opportunity to see it.  On Thursday, May 12, the company will present a FREE overview of their most recent Techsurvey. Every year, Jacobs Media Strategies conducts the radio broadcasting industry’s largest survey to learn how audiences use new technologies… read more

The Perfect Break

By: John C. Lund The Lund Consultants, Inc. www.lundradio.com Programmers and talents often discuss what makes a perfect break. We think it’s the proper mix of branding, engagement, and commitment – measured on the audience’s terms. Branding is essential to get ratings credit, even with PPM. Learn from the masters like Coke and Starbucks, where being… read more

Marconi Radio Awards Nomination Window Now Open

The NAB Marconi Radio Awards recognize excellence in the industry. Eligible NAB member stations may apply here until May 31. Winners will be announced at the 2016 Radio Show, held September 21-23 in Nashville. For additional information, contact Melek Demir. Established by the National Association of Broadcasters in 1989, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards are… read more

WPBN/WTOM-TV Hosts Town Hall Meeting

On May 4, WPBN/WTOM-TV (Traverse City), along with Northern Michigan Regional entity and UpNorthLive.com, presented Finding a Solution, a Prescription Drug Abuse Town Hall Meeting at the Dennos Museum Center’s Milliken Auditorium in Traverse City. The discussion focused on prevention and included use and misuse of prescription opiates, and the rising trend of illicit opiate use… read more

MABF Scholarship Winners Announced

At the Great Lake Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) Main Luncheon and Student Awards event, the MAB Foundation (MABF) with support from the MAB and large donors, were able to present $27,000 in scholarships to deserving college students.  In addition, scholarships were awarded from many companies, individuals and stations. General Scholarship Recipients Kylie Ambu, Spring Harbor University… read more

Flint Radio Veteran Larry Loynes Passes

The MAB has learned that Lawrence Dee “Larry” Loynes of Flint passed away on Tuesday, May 3 at age 60. Larry graduated from Michigan State University and was an on-air personality in the Flint market for many years. He was most recently in radio sales, as well as host of “Race Talk Radio” with Townsquare… read more