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Tag: Issue 31

Last Chance for MABF Student Advisory Committee Nominations

In an effort to better reach Michigan’s students and young people, the MABF Student Advisory Committee was formed in July 2009. This committee is looking for bright, forward-thinking individuals who are currently enrolled in a Michigan high school, college, university or trade school to offer their input in the planning of the Foundation’s future events and… read more

Save the Date: BCBC 2016

We’re busy planning the MABF’s largest student conference of the year, the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference! DATE & LOCATION Friday, November 18 Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath MI 8:00am-4:00pm This conference attracts hundreds of students eager to learn about the field of broadcasting. For many students this conference is the key factor… read more

Jim Mathis

Are You Down, or Different?

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Jim Mathis, IPCS, CSP, MDiv J&L Mathis Group, Inc. www.jimmathis.com Leading in the New Economy “Many businesses are facing economic earthquakes, tsunamis and meltdowns.” Last year, Japan suffered a… read more

Blarney Stone Producing Calendar To Support Firefighter Memorial

Blarney Stone Broadcasting (Grayling) and Michigan’s Firemen’s Memorial Festival are partnering to produce the “Real Firefighters of Central/Northern Michigan” 2017 Calendar. Each month a firefighter from a different community in Northern Michigan will be featured. Nominations are being  accepted online at WQON-FM’s website and at various station events through October 2. The 12 winners, each from… read more

Committee Votes to Amend FOIA

The Michigan House Oversight and Ethics Committee unanimously voted in support of HB 5826. This legislation amends the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to prohibit a public body, that receives a request for information, from commencing a civic action under the act, against the requesting person or entity. The intent of the bill is to address… read more

WGVU’s Shelley Irwin Wins Athena Award

WGVU-AM/FM (Grand Rapids) morning host/producer Shelley Irwin has been honored as recipient of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce 2016 Athena Award, presented at ceremonies on September 15. The ATHENA Awards Program and ATHENA Young Professional Award are founded on the ATHENA Leadership Model® from ATHENA International, which identifies eight distinct attributes, called the ATHENA Tenets,… read more

Al Payne Joins WMGC-FM as Program Director

Greater Media has announced that Al Payne has been named as the new program director at WMGC-FM (105.1 The Bounce/Detroit’s Throwback Hip Hop and R&B station). He began his new position on Monday. Payne most recently served as the Director of Urban Programming at Alpha Media’s WGHL, WGZB and WMJM in Louisville, KY. Previous to… read more

Nexstar-Media General Merger Delayed by FCC

Broadcasting and Cable has reported (9/15) that Nexstar Broadcasting’s $4.6 billion purchase of Media General is on hold pending the conclusion of the current spectrum auction.  The MAB previously reported that the Department of Justice approved the merger with the requirement that Nexstar sell seven television stations in six markets, all outside Michigan. However, the FCC has… read more

WXMI-TV Names Hutton New Lead Sports Anchor

WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) has named Jason Hutton the new lead sports anchor for the station.  Hutton has been with the station for ten years and takes over the position from Mitch Fick, who left the station in early September. Hutton will serve as the main sports personality on the station’s weekday evening and night newscasts.  He… read more