Tag: Issue 35

Free Webinar: How to Use Webinars to Generate Sales Leads for Your Station

When:  This Thursday, October 20, 2:00pm ET Register here. Our friends at Jacobs Media are offering a FREE webinar about…..webinars and how they can be powerful tools when generating leads for your station’s sales team. In this webinar, Jacobs’ Digital Dot Connector, Seth Resler, will show you how to use webinars to attract potential clients. You… read more

MAB Board Profile: Zoe Burdine-Fly

MAB News Briefs is pleased to bring you profiles of your MAB Board of Directors. This week’s profile is Zoe Burdine-Fly, Market President of the Townsquare Media properties in Lansing and Flint.  Zoe has been on the MAB Board since 2014 and is currently Director At-Large. Zoe Burdine-Fly brings over 25 years of media leadership experience from… read more

Paperless Billing for MAB Membership Dues!

The MAB is pleased to announce that we have added a new, paperless billing process through Freshbooks to add convenience and flexibility for our members. In the past two months, you may have noticed an invoice from Freshbooks, for your MAB dues, in your email inbox. This allows you to instantly and securely pay your… read more

MAB Meets with Congressman Conyers​

On October 14, MAB Staff and members met with Congressman John Conyers (D-13) and District Director Yolonda Lipsey. The MAB would like to thank MAB Board members Rob David and Michael Renda, who attended this meeting.  Also in attendance was Dr. Oscar King of Kelley Cawthorne, who has a long standing connection and friendship with… read more

Associate Member Highlight: HOMTV’s Internship Program Celebrates 35 Years!

By: Brandie Yates HOMTV Internship Coordinator and 2007 HOMTV Alum They say everything gets better with age and the HOMTV Internship Program is no exception. In 1981, interns began working at the station making 2016 the 35th year of the program. HOMTV’s Internship Program is like no other, providing hands-on training and experience to those wishing to… read more

Cumulus Media Hosts Grand Rapids Job Expo

This past Saturday (10/15), Cumulus Media (Grand Rapids) hosted The West Michigan Employment Expo at the city’s DeltaPlex.  More than 35 local employers were on hand for the job fair. The goal of the expo was to bring area employers to one location for a “one-stop shop” for job seekers.  This was the third job expo the company has put on in… read more

Scholarship Winner Spotlight: Joshua Scramlin

Your contributions to the MABF help students to realize their dreams! Here, one recent scholarship winner shares his experiences and goals for the future. Learn more about the MABF Scholarship program here and help to support these scholarship programs by donating here. Joshua Scramlin is the proud recipient of the Peter B. Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship… read more

“Electioneering” Ads Won’t Have to Disclose the Donors

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit declined to review a recent ruling which means that nonprofit political groups that sponsor “electioneering” ads won’t have to disclose the donors funding those ads. The appeals court’s denial of rehearing, likely ends a long-running challenge of Federal Election Commission (FEC) rules that require 501(c)(4) groups to… read more

FCC Report: Retrans Fees are Up

According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, the FCC released its latest basic cable rate report and found that the average retrans payments had increased by almost $5 million. The FCC is required in the STELAR bill to survey for retrans payments. The report found that the average monthly price for basic cable had… read more