Tag: Issue 34

Find Your Next Employee at the MABF Fall 2016 Career Fairs

Find your next best employee at the MABF Fall Career Fairs!  MAB focus groups have identified recruitment for open positions at their stations as one of the top five most important areas of need.  Here is your chance to encourage young people to seek careers in broadcasting and perhaps find that perfect match for your… read more

Midwest Family Flips WHFB-FM to Top 40

Midwest Family Broadcasting announced that it has flipped WHFB-FM (Benton Harbor/South Bend) to a new top 40 music format, effective at noon on October 11. RadioInsight covered the debut of the new format here. The company will change the station call letters to WQLQ-FM and be known on the air as “Live 99.9.” As part of the… read more

NAB Asks FCC To Act on Nexstar/Media General Merger

Broadcasting and Cable reports (10/5/16) that the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has asked the FCC to act on the pending Nexstar/Media General merger, rather than wait until the current spectrum auction is finished. On September 19, the MAB reported that the FCC has declined to approve any TV station transactions during the spectrum incentive auction… read more

Murrow Awards Presented to Michigan Stations

On October 10, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) honored news operations nationwide with the 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards.  Seven Michigan radio and television stations were recipents of 15 2016 Murrow Awards. Among the national winners were two Michigan broadcasters (by category/award): Large Market Radio – News Documentary Not Safe to Drink Michigan Radio… read more

Broadcasting Career Builder Conference 2016!

The Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) is in November! Make sure your students know about and plan to attend this important career building conference. DATE & LOCATION Friday, November 18 Eagle Eye Golf Club & Conference Center, Bath, MI 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Early registration is only $20 until November 4! ($35 thereafter) BCBC 2016 will… read more

Are You Ready for the Broadcast Excellence Awards?

BACK TO MARCH:  Wednesday, March 8, 2017! The Lansing Center Lansing, MI It’s time to start thinking about the professional Broadcast Excellence Awards! The due date for all entries is January 13, 2017. Production and broadcast for all entries must have occurred between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Entry Fees MAB or MAPB… read more

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