Tag: Issue 33

Exhibitors: Connect at GLBC 2017!

EXHIBITORS CAN CONNECT WITH MIDWEST BROADCASTING AND MEDIA EXECUTIVES AT GLBC 2017! GLBC’s dates have returned to March! Exhibitors can reserve their space now to meet potential clients and showcase all of their new products and services! Show Date Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:00 am-5:00 pm The Lansing Center, Lansing, MI Senior executives involved in key… read more

WGVU’s Walenta Appointed to Governor’s Council

On September 23, Governor Rick Snyder announced the initial appointments to the Governor’s Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education. The council consists of 15 members appointed by the governor. Among the 15 appointed were Michael Walenta, General Manager of WGVU Public Media at Grand Valley State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and… read more

WDIV’s Help Me Hank: The School Project

WDIV-TV (Detroit) (Local 4) has embarked on “Help Me Hank: The School Project,” a 10-month commitment to better the physical environment of Thurgood Marshall Elementary-Middle School in Detroit. The station partnered with the Detroit Public School Community District to identify a school that was in crucial need of building renovations. Thurgood Marshall Elementary-Middle School is… read more

Blarney Stone Acquires Northern Broadcast

Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Inc. and Northern Broadcast, Inc. have entered into a purchase agreement that will enable Blarney Stone to significantly increase reach and coverage throughout Northern Michigan. Founded in 2012 by Jerry and Sheryl Coyne, residents of Gaylord, Blarney Stone Broadcasting owns and operates WQON (FM), licensed to Grayling; WGRY (FM), licensed to Roscommon… read more

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