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Tag: Issue 25

WDET Introduces “CultureShift”

Detroit-based public radio station WDET-FM  has debuted a new weekday program called “CultureShift,” which airs live from noon to 3 p.m. The show is described by the station as a culture magazine for radio, similar to syndicated popular national programs such as “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”  It also describes the program as “Your… read more

Beware – Using Online Photos/Videos Can Bring Lawsuits for Copyright Infringement

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP Beware – Using Online Photos and Videos in Radio and TV Productions and on Websites Can Bring Lawsuits for Copyright Infringement if Rights are Not Secured in Advance Everyone who has a computer, smartphone or other Internet-connected device, has probably spent at least some time perusing photos or… read more

Study: Broadcasters Have $33.98 Billion Impact on Michigan’s Economy

The MAB, in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), is proud to present the latest study regarding the impact of local broadcasting on Michigan’s economy. Woods & Poole Economics reports that Michigan broadcasters, with 332 commercial radio stations, 42 commercial television stations and 20 low-power/class A television stations, are responsible for 73,940 jobs… read more

WKAR’S Bushre Retires After 30 Years!

On July 29, WKAR-AM/FM/TV (East Lansing) said goodbye and congratulations to longtime membership office assistant Diana Bushre as she retires after 30 years with the stations. On a Facebook post, the station wished her the best on her next adventure and thanks her for her many years of service!

Important: EAS National Test, Registration & Reporting Deadlines

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

Engineering Spotlight: Robert Johns

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Robert Johns is a Contract Engineer at the facilities of the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts at Central Michigan University WMHW-FM HD1 and HD2 and Moore Hall Television (MHTV) PEG channel 34 on campus, 189 in Mt. Pleasant and outside communities. Robert was nominated for… read more

MAB Member Digital Census Available

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) is making available to its members the Michigan Digital Media Census for Broadcasters.   The study presents an in-depth look at the current use and footprint of digital media for all our broadcast stations. Over the course of the survey, which included data collected through the online survey and collected… read more

The Robinson Report: Empty Seats

By: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media  The picture that stuck out was sort of odd. But, there it was. Sports Illustrated had a photo of Green Bay Packer great, Max Magee, hauling in his touchdown catch in Super Bowl 1, but… …with empty seats in the background. At the Super Bowl – with $12 tickets? To… read more