Tag: Issue 22

National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Class of Inductees

Voting results for the 2016 National Radio Hall of Fame’s 24 nominations in six categories are in.  Four of those categories were decided by a voting participant panel comprised of 400 industry professionals. The other two categories, Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality, were voted on by the public. The 2016 inductees are:… read more

Geary Morrill Promoted at Alpha Media

Longtime WSGW-AM/FM, WGER-FM, WCEN-FM and WTLZ-FM (Saginaw) Technical Manager Geary Morrill has been promoted to Midwest Regional Director of Engineering for parent company Alpha Media. Morrill was one of three engineers nationwide promoted to regional positions on July 1.  Each were cited for their passion for new challenges and demonstrated track record of completing major projects…. read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Jamie White, MAB

Jamie White, Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Lansing Jamie White joined the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) in June as NCSA/Membership Assistant.  Among her duties is handling NCSA/PEP (Public Education Program) traffic. Jamie replaces Pam Cutler who recently went to work for MAB member stations WLNS and WLAJ-TV in Lansing. Q1: What is your favorite comfort food?… read more

Will It Play In Grand Rapids? O’Kelly Examines Music Selection in 1960s Top 40 Radio

Len O’Kelly, longtime radio professional, now Assistant Professor of Multimedia Journalism at Grand Valley State University, recently completed a dissertation on music selection of 1960s era top 40 radio.  Titled “But Will It Play In Grand Rapids? The Role of Gatekeepers in Music Selection in 1960s Top 40 Radio,” the 176-page paper is a fascinating… read more

Craig Russell Joins WUPS/WTWS

Veteran programmer and on-air personality Craig Russell has joined Black Diamond Broadcast Group’s WUPS-FM/WTWS-FM (Houghton Lake) as Program Director for the stations.  In addition, Russell will host the morning show on WUPS. Russell was most recently morning personality at WKHM-FM (Jackson) and also has worked in Grand Rapids and Traverse City.  He told All Access:… read more

Roxanne Steele Joins WYCD

Roxanne Steele, most recently midday host at CBS Radio’s WDZH-FM (Detroit), has moved down the hall (and down the dial) as midday host for the company’s WYCD-FM. Steele attended the Academy of Radio Broadcasting and landed her first on-air job at age 19. After stints in Washington, Texas and Arizona, Steele spent 12 years at WBBM-FM… read more

Kunnath Now Sales Manager at WMGC-FM

Greater Media has announced that Scott Kunnath has been named sales manager at the company’s new throwback hip hop and R&B station, “105.1 The Bounce,” WMGC-FM (Detroit). Kunnath was most recently Director of Sales for Radio One in Detroit and has also worked for ABC/Disney in Detroit, Citadel Broadcasting and CBS Radio. Greater Media VP/Market Manager Steve… read more

WKAR-FM hires Brooke Allen

Radio veteran Brooke Allen has joined Michigan State University’s WKAR-FM as Morning Edition producer and local host, as well as a contributor to Current State. Allen comes to the station from WWJ-AM (Detroit), where she served as an anchor and reporter.  At WWJ, her projects included “Second Chance,” a broadcast series that sought to provide those serving… read more

10 Reasons YOU Should Golf with the MABF!

MABF Golf Scramble Fundraiser Wednesday, August 31, 2016 The Inn at St. John’s Golf Course Are you on the fence about golfing this year? Here are 10 important reasons to golf with the MABF: 1. Your show of support will mean that students interested in broadcasting will be able to pursue their dreams in college… read more