Tag: Issue 30

The Robinson Report: Shrink The Audience

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  “At stadium shows, we connect by shrinking the audience, reducing the place so the guy in the back row of the balcony… read more

Shiels Inducted into Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame

Michigan statewide syndicated radio personality Michael Patrick Shiels is among five honorees inducted into the 2016 class of the Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame. Shiels is the arts and entertainment category inductee.  He hosts “Michigan’s Big Show,” which originates from Lansing and is heard on nine stations statewide.  He has won “Network Radio Personality… read more

WLNS’ South Heads West

Steve South, General Sales Manager of Media General’s WLNS-TV (Lansing), has been promoted to President and General Manager of the company’s NBC affiliate in Wichita, Kansas. The move is a return home for South as he was previously Vice-President/Station Manager of ABC affiliate KAKE-TV in Wichita from 1991 to 2000. Prior to joining WLNS in 2013,… read more

Dave Fuller Moves to PM Drive on WDRQ-FM

Detroit radio veteran Dave Fuller has been promoted to afternoon drive host on Cumulus Media’s WDRQ-FM (Detroit), “NASH-FM 93.1.” Fuller worked at WDRQ from 1999 to 2004 and returned in May of this year for part-time duties.  A Detroit native, he previously worked on-air at both WOMC-FM and WKQI-FM.

Samuelsen Joins WXYT-FM Morning Show

Jamie Samuelsen, co-host of the nighttime “Jamie and Wojo Show” on CBS Radio’s all-sports WXYT-FM (Detroit), has shifted to mornings.  He has joined  Mike Stone and Sara Fouracre, forming “The Jamie and Stoney Show.” Samuelsen and Stone previously worked together at WDFN-AM (Detroit).  In addition to his radio work, Samuelsen also is a contributing writer/blogger for… read more

MAB Foundation Elects 2016-2017 Board of Directors and Officers

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) elected their 2016-2017 Board of Directors and Officers during the Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ Annual Meeting on August 30 at the Inn at St. John’s. The newly elected officers include: Chair – Jennifer Williams, Greater Media, Inc. Vice Chair/Chair-Elect – Paul Jacobs, Jacobs Media/jacAPPS Secretary/Treasurer – Pam Manor,… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Craig Bowman

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Craig was nominated for the Engineering Spotlight by Caleb Gordon, Assistant Engineer and Radio Journalist at MacDonald Broadcasting. Q: Please share with us a brief engineering resume. Craig: I sort of live multiple lives as a contract engineer for Krol Communications (WRSR, WJSZ, WMLM), Liggett Communications (WPHM, WSAQ,… read more

What I Learned About Being a General Manager

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:  Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC Dick Taylor Blog https://dicktaylorblog.com/ I loved being a general manager of radio stations. It wasn’t the job that first attracted me to radio… read more

Are You Ready? EAS National Test September 28

The next national test of the Emergency Alert System is  scheduled for 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on September 28, 2016.  (A secondary test date is October 5, 2016, “if necessary”). EAS participants must be prepared to take part in a test on both the primary and alternate test dates. All EAS participants are required… read more

Uncover Your Customer’s Needs

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:  Brian Marriott, P1 Learning Sales opportunities don’t just spring up out of thin air. You have to uncover them. If you aren’t prepared to ask the… read more