Tag: Issue 18

Must Read: A Broadcaster’s Guide to the U.S. Department of Labor’s New Overtime Exemption Requirements

By:  Julia E. Judish, Scott R. Flick, and Jessica Nyman Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published final regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that more than doubled the minimum salary level necessary to be exempt from the Act’s overtime rules. While the changes affect all businesses subject… read more

What Drives Your Radio Station?

By:  Michael Tate, Sales Director NRS Media, Chatsworth, Australia [email protected] Every business is reliant on sales be it manufacturing, importing, distributing, service oriented, a global multinational, or the corner grocery store. As challenging as some particular technical occupations may be, even with years of training and knowledge, selling is equally demanding. While an advertising salesperson could… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Lynne Peck

Lynne Peck Northern Star Broadcasting, Cheboygan Lynne Peck is Traffic Director for Northern Star Broadcasting’s WQEZ-FM, WCKC-FM & WGFN-FM, based in Cheboygan, MI.  Lynne has been in traffic for 18 years, originally starting out in television. Q1: Favorite comfort food? Lynne:  Chocolate in any form except cake. Q2: Which Superhero would you be? Lynne:   Anyone who can fly. Q3: When… read more

Podcast Listenership Is Growing Because of Google

By: Seth Resler Jacobs Media Strategies As we’ve noted, the results of Techsurvey12 show that podcast consumption is rising. This year, 28% of respondents reported that they had listened to a podcast or on-demand audio in the past month, up from 21% the year before. (Watch Fred Jacobs’ webinar on Key Takeaways from Techsurvey12 here.)… read more

Clack Appointed Executive Manager of the MAB Foundation

Alisha Clack has been appointed Executive Manager of the MAB Foundation.  Clack handled the Broadcast Excellence Awards and the Michigan Student Broadcast Awards program for the MAB Foundation as well as the Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Clack has been with the MAB since 2010, starting as a Tech Assistant for the Emergency Alert System…. read more

Northern Star Broadcasting Stations Sold

Black Diamond Broadcast Holdings, LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire eight radio stations from Northern Michigan based Northern Star Broadcasting. The eight station transaction includes multiple signals in the Traverse City-Petoskey Nielsen rated radio market. The stations include 1240 WCBY-AM Cheboygan, 105.1 WGFM-FM Cheboygan, 97.7 WCHY-FM Cheboygan, 98.1 WGFN-FM Glen Arbor, 102.9 WMKC-FM… read more

MAB Announces Staff Changes

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters President/CEO Karole White has announced several new hires and internal promotions. MAB staff member Alisha Clack has been appointed Executive Manager of the MAB Foundation (see separate article here). Rachel Krause (photo above) has joined the MAB as the new Marketing/Communications Manager. Rachel has a bachelor’s of art in marketing from… read more

Actor Timothy Busfield Joins MSU

Emmy award-winning actor Timothy Busfield will join the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU) as an artist in residence, effective June 15. In this new role, Busfield will co-teach courses that emphasize acting and fiction film production, provide insights based on his experience as a professional in theatre and film,… read more

Community Partner News: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Genesee County healthcare professionals are eligible for student loan repayment through a program to assist underserved populations. Healthcare employers in Genesee County will be able to better recruit and retain medical, dental and mental health professionals through a special student loan repayment program offered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. MDHHS will… read more