Tag: Issue 34

Exhibitors: Connect with Broadcasters in the Mitten State 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 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Lansing Center, Lansing, MI Senior executives involved… read more

Save The Date: GLBC 2017!

March 7-8, 2017 The Lansing Center Lansing, MI GLBC’s dates have moved back to March! The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & EXPO is the Midwest’s premier educational and networking event for radio, television and media professionals. GLBC features national caliber speakers and trainers, a free exhibit hall that showcases the latest in products, services and… read more

FCC Announces Phased TV Repack Plan

According to a report in RBR-TVBR, the FCC released a public notice announcing that the agency’s Media Bureau is developing a plan for a “phased” post-incentive auction repacking transition schedule. The Media Bureau is tasked with the creation of construction deadlines within the 39-month post-broadcast incentive auction transition period for TV stations assigned new channels… read more

FCC Updates Foreign Ownership Compliance Rules

At the FCC’s open meeting on September 29, the agency adopted new policies for computing foreign ownership of broadcast companies. The Commission’s Report and Order on this subject deals with how companies assess compliance with the rules, which limit foreign ownership to 20% of a broadcast licensee and 25% of a holding company, unless there… read more

Michigan Radio wins Third Coast International Audio Award for Flint Documentary

The Michigan Radio documentary, Not Safe To Drink, has been recognized as an award winner by the Third Coast International Audio Festival. The annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition honors the most creative and compelling audio work being produced worldwide. Michigan Radio’s Not Safe To Drink documentary was selected as one of… read more

Post Your Next Opening on the MAB Job Bank

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters offers a FREE member service to help Michigan stations fill vacancies and assist individuals in finding employment at Michigan radio and television stations. The MAB Job Bank is one of the most popular pages on the MAB website and has helped to match many job seekers with broadcasting positions. Postings… read more

WION Awards High School Group $500

WION-AM (and FM translator) (Ionia) recently awarded Ionia High School student group “Link Crew” $500, made possible by local advertisers during the station’s live “tailgate” broadcast before homecoming at the school. “Link Crew” is a student leadership and mentoring organization. As station co-owner and General Manager Jim Carlyle explains: “Popeye John of WION started his… read more

Specs Howard School Wins ACCSC Award

On September 21, Southfield-based Specs Howard School of Media Arts was one of a small number of schools in the United States to receive the School of Distinction Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). According to the ACCSC, “This award recognizes accredited member schools that demonstrated a commitment to the expectations… read more

Contract Extension for NAB’s Smith

Inside Radio reports (10/7) that National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) President/CEO Gordon Smith has extended his current employment contract through the end of 2019. In an exclusive interview with the publication, Smith stated “We’re going to do this until the end of 2019 and then I’m done.  At that point I will have been here for ten… read more