Tag: Issue 15

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

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