Tag: Issue 155

Michigan Stations Celebrate Emmy® Award Wins!

At ceremonies held June 16 in Detroit, television stations across Michigan were recipients at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/Michigan 41st Annual Regional EMMY® Awards. Both commercial and non-commercial stations from Detroit, Grand Rapids, East Lansing, Flint/Saginaw, Bay City, Mt. Pleasant and Cadillac received honors. Congratulations to WDIV-TV, WJBK-TV, WTVS-TV, WWJ-TV, WXYZ-TV, WGVU-TV,… read more

Retired Michigan Broadcaster Bill Thompson Releases Book

Bill Thompson, whom  many broadcasters around the state know from his days as a reporter and anchor at the Michigan Radio Network, has published My Life as a Great Lakes Broadcaster, a compelling book that shares personal and insightful perspectives in the field of media and communications. In the book, Thompson shares stories and extensive photos from the… read more

WOOD-TV Assignment Editor John Arguello Passes

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that 43-year-old station veteran John Arguello passed away June 15 at age 61. Arguello, a native of South Dakota, came to the station in February, 1976 at the age of 18, beginning in the mailroom, then moving on to become a part-time production assistant.  Later he became a staff photojournalist, and… read more

Whitmer Pushes for Federal Legislation to Allow Banking by Marijuana Businesses

MLive reports that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has joined national bipartisan for federal legislation that would make it easier for state-licensed marijuana businesses to bank their money. Whitmer signed on with 19 governors to a letter calling on Congress to pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act. Currently, most banks will not do business with… read more

Paul Jacobs Honored at Conclave

Edit 6/24/19:  Read “What Does It Take To Win A Rockwell Award?” and Paul’s full acceptance speech here. Jacobs Media Strategies’ Paul Jacobs was honored Thursday  with the Conclave’s  Rockwell Award, an annual Lifetime Achievement Award that recognizes individuals of unquestioned accomplishment who have made a lasting impact on radio. “Receiving this award is truly… read more

Michigan Radio, WJRT-TV and WDIV-TV Win National Murrow Awards

Three Michigan broadcasters have been honored with a National Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).  The awards were announced on Tuesday. Michigan Radio’s Mornings in Michigan series received a Murrow Award.  The series installment entitled, “The Early Birder Gets the Warblers, Chickadees, and Orioles,” was given the honor for Excellence… read more

NASBA Success Stories Continue

As many readers know, the MAB is a member of the National Alliance of State Broadcast Associations (NASBA), which represents broadcast associations in Washington, filing joint comments in FCC proceedings. In 2017, when FCC Chairman Ajit Pai launched the Media Modernization proceeding, he asked broadcasters to submit comments proposing changes to the FCC’s broadcast rules… read more

Interlochen Public Radio Takes Home National Award for ‘Short Documentary’

via Daniel Wanschura, Interlochen Public Radio For the second year in a row, Interlochen Public Radio has won a national award for its “Irredeemable” series. In Washington D.C. on Saturday, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated awarded first place in the “Short Documentary” category to the episode titled, “Irredeemable, episode 6: Coming clean.” PRNDI is an… read more