Tag: Issue 28

MAB Meets with Congressman Dave Trott (R-11)

Last week, the MAB met with Congressman Dave Trott (R-11) as part of our summer in-district advocacy outreach. MAB members brought the Congressman up to date on the issues affecting the Michigan broadcasting industry, including progress and the timeline of the FCC incentive spectrum auction and the impact the subsequent repacking process will have on… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Dorothy Maxwell

Nominate a Traffic Director you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Dorothy Maxwell is Regional Traffic Director at iHeartMedia in Detroit, including stations WMXD-FM and WJLB-FM.  In addition, Dorothy oversees traffic operations for three other markets.  Dorothy has been in traffic for 20 years and with her present company for 13 years. Q1: What is your favorite comfort… read more

WKAR Puts the Fun in Fundraising

Michigan State University’s WKAR-TV (East Lansing) is having a little fun with their fundraising effort this summer, with the help of Emmy award-winning actor Timothy Busfield,  who joined the University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences this past June. Along with Susi Elkins, Interim Director of Broadcasting and General Manager of WKAR, station staff, plus a… read more

Free Webinar on Digital Strategies For Radio Station Events

And this may be of benefit to television stations too! Jacobs Media Strategies will host a free webinar offering digital strategies for radio station events this Thursday, August 25th, at 2:00pm ET. The webinar, hosted by Jacobs Media’s Digital Dot Connector, Seth Resler, is designed for radio station managers in programming, promotions and marketing, and… read more

FCC Detroit Enforcement Office to Close in January

The MAB has learned that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Detroit Enforcement Office, located in Farmington Hills, will close on January 7, 2017. On August 12, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) came to a mutual agreement on the procedures and mitigation steps the parties will take regarding… read more

The Robinson Report: The Score

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media  “Writing a tune is like sculpting. You get four or five notes, you take one out and move one around and you… read more

Brian Watson Named VP/Station Manager at CBS Detroit Television Stations

Peter Dunn, President of CBS Television, has announced that Brian Watson has been named VP/Station Manager at the CBS Television Stations (WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV) in Detroit.  Watson has been VP/Director of Sales since 2012. Watson replaces Tom Canedo, who is moving to the CBS-owned CW affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia. Dunn told TV Spy “Brian is a… read more