Tag: Issue 19

Snyder Signs Legislation Blocking Petition Signatures Older Than 180 Days

Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill, Senate Bill 776, which prohibits the state from counting signatures older than 180 days that were collected for ballot proposals and constitutional amendments. This means that, beginning immediately, petition signatures for constitutional amendments or initiated legislation collected 180 days before the proposals are turned into the state will… read more

WRIF-FM’s Dave & Chuck the Freak Morning Show Named Best Radio Program by Hour Detroit

Greater Media has announced that WRIF Morning Personalities Dave and Chuck the Freak have been named “Detroit’s Best Radio Program” for the third consecutive year by Hour Detroit Magazine. The morning show will be featured in the publication’s June issue, which features the results of its annual readers’ survey. “We’re blown away that people would take… read more

WCMU Public Radio Celebrates Garrison Keillor!

On June 25, WCMU Public Radio (Mt. Pleasant) will celebrate Garrison Keillor and his 40+ years with “A Prairie Home Companion.” The date will be the second to last show with Garrison as host, and the station is hosting a benefit dinner and a listening party at the Bovee University Center on the campus of Central Michigan… read more

Detroit Sportscaster Al Ackerman Dies

Former Detroit sportscaster Al Ackerman passed away June 6 at the age of 90.  Family members say Ackerman died at his home in Florida. Ackerman worked at WXYZ-TV during the 70s, alongside Bill Bonds, Marilyn Turner, and John Kelly.  Later, he was Sports Director at WDIV-TV where he coined the “Bless You Boys” rallying cry for the… read more

Jim Mathis

What is Your Job? Move Over and Move Up!

By: Jim Mathis, IPCS, CSP, MDiv J&L Mathis Group, Inc. www.jimmathis.com “There is no success without a successor.” -John Maxwell If you are in a leadership position, your job involves being a coach, cheerleader,  emergency responder, trainer, mentor, and visionary, to name just a few. But, have you ever heard that your job is to be… read more

FCC Proposes Earth Station Update Extension

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a Public Notice regarding an extension of the deadline that TV stations using satellite newsgathering trucks will have to install a tracking beam so neighboring satellite TV operators can find them if they cause interference. TV Technology reports that nearly three years ago, the Federal Communications Commission ordered… read more

George Blaha Shares Memories in New Podcast

The legendary sportscaster George Blaha, who’s been the voice of the Pistons, Spartan football, and  countless commercials in his 40-year career, was recently interviewed on Deadline Detroit‘s “One Seat Over” podcast. Blaha was inducted into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2014. In the interview, Blaha shared hightlights of his 40-year career, such as meeting Vin Scully,… read more

Free MAB Web Training on Wage/Overtime Laws

When Taking Care of Business Requires Working Overtime Responding to the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Pay Obligations: A Guide for Broadcasters Wednesday, June 22, 2016 2:00 – 3:15pm ET ONLINE only On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published final regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that more than doubled… read more

Tom Bender To Retire From Greater Media

Classic rock radio pioneer and current Greater Media Interactive Senior Vice President/General Manager Tom Bender will be retiring from the company at the end of June after nearly three decades of service. Bender told All Access: “I am grateful to Peter Smyth for allowing me to lead our digital initiative for the past six years… read more

“Denise Bohn Strong” Benefit Golf Outing Announced

She unabashedly called her annual golf outing “Tee-Off for TaTas” for half a dozen years.  But with the tragic death in April, of cancer survivor, breast cancer advocate and WCXT-FM (Benton Harbor-St. Joseph) on-air personality Denise Bohn, her annual golf outing has been re-branded as the “#DeniseBohnStrong” Golf Outing. Her friends and family have elected to rename her classic… read more