Tag: Issue 23

EAS National Test, Registration and Reporting Deadlines Announced

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a public notice outlining the upcoming nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), as well as mandatory registration and reporting deadlines for each EAS Participant. The national test is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on September 28, 2016.  (A secondary test date is October 5,… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Molly Anderson

Molly Anderson is Traffic Director for Bay Cities Radio/Bay City Multi-Media in Marinette, WI/Menominee, MI and stations WMAM-AM, WSFQ-FM, WAGN-AM, WHYB-FM and WLST-FM.  She has been with her current company for four years, the last three years in traffic. Q1: What is your favorite comfort food? Molly:  Garlic mashed potatoes and beef or venison tips. Q2: Which… read more

Invitation for MAB Members: Help Guide Our Future

Fellow Broadcasters: We are at an interesting time in our industry with a number of important developments on the horizon that will reshape the way we operate. Just as our businesses have evolved over time, the MAB must evolve to meet the demands of its members. We’d like to personally invite you to participate in… read more

Michigan Radio Wins National Clarion Award for Veterans Series

via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio Michigan Radio has won a national Clarion Award from The Association for Women in Communications. The award was received in the Radio Documentary Series category for “Beyond the Battlefield.” The “Beyond the Battlefield” series, which aired in July 2015, looked at how post-9/11 military veterans are faring in Michigan. The series… read more

Cheyna Roth Joins MPRN’s Capitol Bureau

via Rick Pluta, Managing Editor and State Capitol bureau Chief, MPRN As a prosecutor, Cheyna Roth stayed busy putting away the bad guys. Now, she’s turning those skills to covering government and politics as the new state Capitol correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network (MPRN). “As a lawyer I only ever got to tell one… read more

WJBK-TV’s Jennifer Hammond Wins Ty Tyson Award for Excellence

The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association has announced that Jennifer Hammond of WJBK-TV (Detroit) as its Ty Tyson “Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award” winner for the 2015-16 sports season. The organization has honored excellence in sports broadcasting since the first recipient Josh Lewin in 2000. Hammond is a first-time winner and the first female to receive… read more

Beasley To Acquire Greater Media Stations

On July 19, it was announced that Beasley Broadcast Group and Greater Media have entered into an agreement for Beasley to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Greater Media for an aggregate consideration of approximately $240 million. The acquisition includes 21 radio stations in seven markets including Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte, N.C., Middlesex, N.J., Monmouth, N.J…. read more

Bill Michaels Promoted to OM at Cumulus Toledo-Monroe

Cumulus Media has announced that Bill Michaels, Program Director of radio stations WXKR-FM, WLQR-FM, WTOD-AM and WQQO HD2, has been promoted to Operations Manager for the company’s station cluster in Toledo, OH and Monroe, MI. Michaels will manage station operations for Cumulus’ eight stations in Toledo and Monroe and continue to program three stations in… read more

Associate Member Highlight: The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency

The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency was formed in 1874 by the state’s first insurance commissioner and is a full service insurance firm offering property, general liability, workers’ compensation, builder’s risk, auto, crime, directors & officers liability, professional liability, special event liability, international exposures, fiduciary liability, kidnap and ransom and employee benefits among other insurance… read more