Tag: Issue 33

Baraga Radio Network acquires WSRT-FM

Baraga Broadcasting, Inc. and Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Inc. have entered into a purchase agreement that will enable Baraga Radio to significantly increase reach and coverage in northern Michigan. Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Inc. has agreed to sell WSRT (106.7 FM) licensed to Gaylord, to Baraga Broadcasting, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) listener-funded Catholic ministry dedicated to serving… read more

Black Diamond Closes on Northern Star Stations

Black Diamond Broadcast Group has closed on its previously announced acquisition of seven stations and a FM translator from Northern Michigan-based Northern Star Broadcasting for $1.95 million. The transaction encompasses multiple signals in Traverse City/Petoskey, and includes WCBY-AM (1240), WGFM-FM (105.1) and WCHY-FM (97.7)/Cheboygan, along with WGFN-FM (98.1) and WQEZ-FM (95.5)/Glen Arbor, WMKC-FM (102.9)/Indian River, WOEZ-FM… read more

Up North Adds WCKC-FM

Up North Radio, LLC has closed on their purchase of WCKC-FM (Cadillac) and has relaunched the classic rock station as “107.1 The Drive.“ Under the previous ownership of Northern Star Broadcasting, the station had been part of a regional trimulcast with WGFN-FM (Glen Arbor) and WCHY-FM (Cheboygan) as “The Bear.”  Those stations were sold to… read more

NAB Show New York Announced

The National Association of Broadcasters has announced NAB Show New York, scheduled for November 9-10 in New York City. Formerly Content and Communications World, NAB Show New York delivers compelling content, exciting speakers, and all the latest in broadcast technology close to home. NAB Show New York leverages the strength and reach of NAB Show (Las… read more

National EAS Test Successful; Don’t Forget Reporting

On September 28, broadcasters in Michigan and nationwide conducted the first national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in five years and the first-ever using the IPAWS infrastructure.  Initial feedback showed the test was generally successful.  The MAB received only two informal reports of a stations having difficulties and those were confined to the… read more

FREE Career Education Training Solutions for MAB Members!

Do you have a new hire and your first thought is, “Training, again?!” Does a glance at your calendar make you wish you could clone yourself? Well, we can’t do that…yet. But we CAN help to lighten your load. Because you are a valued member of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters you have FREE access… read more

Traffic Director Spotlight: Dustin Schwartz (WSAE-FM/Spring Harbor)

Nominate a Traffic Director you know!  Email Jamie White at [email protected] Dustin Schwartz is Coordinator of Sales & Promotions for WSAE-FM (106.9 HOME.fm) Dustin has been in traffic for 1 year. Q1: What is your favorite comfort food? Dustin: Egg drop soup. Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why? Dustin:  Judge Dredd, because he’s the epitome of… read more

Message From The Chairman

By: Debbie Kenyon, MAB Chairman and Senior VP/Market Manager, CBS Radio Detroit MAB membership is the best investment a Michigan broadcaster can make and, for the past 20 years, our Board of Directors has held the line on dues. The challenging regulatory and legislative environment in the upcoming Congress will require a vastly expanded broadcaster… read more

2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards

Information has been sent to educational institutions across Michigan and is available on the MAB website about the 2017 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards.  If you are a teacher, advisor or professor, please make sure to post the information for your students and help them to participate in this year’s awards program. Students can submit work… read more