Tag: Issue 38

WOOD Radio Brings Dave Ramsey to Town

On November 2, WOOD-AM/FM (Grand Rapids) brought syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey to DeVos Hall, offering financial advice and guidance to a sellout crowd. iHeartMedia West Michigan Market President Tim Feagan told All Access, “We are so pleased to have Dave Ramsey back in West Michigan.  Grand Rapids and WOOD Radio have hosted many Ramsey… read more

MAB Board Profile: Michael Renda

MAB News Briefs is pleased to bring you profiles of your MAB Board of Directors. This week’s profile is Michael Renda.   Michael is Vice President and General Manager for WJBK-TV (FOX 2) in Detroit. He began his broadcast career in radio at WOHO in Toledo, Ohio in 1977 as a Local Account Executive.  Shortly thereafter,… read more

NAB Criticizes FCC’s Hold on Ownership Rules

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2014 Quadrennial Review of media ownership regulations was posted in the Federal Register last week. In response, the National Association of Broadcasters sharply criticized the agency for retaining ownership rules that are stuck in the ‘70s. In the blog post, entitled “Let’s Do the Time Warp Again—The FCC’s Ownership Rules… read more

Scholarship Winner Highlight: Charlie Kadado

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. Charlie Kadado is the proud recipient of the MAB Foundation Broadcasting Scholarship and… read more

Lamerato Named WXYZ/WMYD DOS

WXYZ/WMYD-TV has named Tony Lamerato Director of Sales.   Lamerato comes to the station from Fox Sports Detroit where he was the local sales manager. He managed all client negotiations for major sponsorships and led his team to three years of record-breaking revenue. Prior to that, Lamerato was the digital sales manager and director of… read more

Where You Should Be Recruiting Radio Talent

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By:  Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC Dick Taylor Blog https://dicktaylorblog.com/ For the past half-dozen years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with college students looking for a career in… read more

Allyson Martinek Joins WNIC-FM as Morning Co-Host

WNIC-FM (Detroit) has named longtime Detroit radio personality Allyson Martinek co-host of the station’s Jay Towers in the Morning Show. Martinek was previously morning personality at WDVD-FM (Detroit) for 20 years. “We are thrilled to add Allyson to the WNIC lineup,” said iHeartMedia Michigan SVP/Programming Tony Travatto.  “Allyson’s tenure and following in Detroit make her the… read more