Tag: Issue 31

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

WOOD-TV Adds 7:00 P.M. Newscast

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that it is expanding their news coverage, adding a 30-minute edition of “24 Hour News 8” at 7:00 p.m. beginning September 20. Marlee Ginter will anchor the newscast with Meteorologist Kyle Underwood. WOOD-TV News Director Dan Boers said “On top of the big stories of the day, the newscast will… read more

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