Tag: Issue 40

Associate Member Highlight: Maner Costerisan

Founded in 1906, Maner Costerisan is a full-service public accounting and business advisory firm dedicated to providing quality and reliable services, targeted to specific client needs. Over the years, they have grown into the largest locally-owned firm in mid-Michigan, serving clients of all sizes and across a range of industries. With a staff of more than 100… read more

Pay Dues Early and Save!

By: Karole L. White President/CEO Michigan Assocation of Broadcasters If you are like many, the bird isn’t the only thing over the holidays that got stuffed. We all ate our fill. Now, its back to work where for the next month we will all try to sell as far into 2017 as we can.  Securing… read more

Trademark Basics, Part Two: How Trademark Searches Can Keep You Out Of Legal Hot Water

By: Kelly Donohue and Radhika “Ronnie” Raju, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP In our last article beginning this series on Trademark Basics, we gave an overview of trademark basics and discussed why building up a strong trademark portfolio should be an important part of any media company’s overall business strategy. This week, we will discuss why identifying marks… read more

WDCQ-TV’s Andy Rapp Retires

Delta College/WDCQ-TV host Andy Rapp has announced his retirement.  After hosting the station’s Currently Speaking program for 17 years, he has announced that he is leaving the program. Rapp said “I’ve had a great run with Currently Speaking and feel it’s been well-received,” said Rapp, who lives in Midland with his wife Donna. “For seventeen and… read more

Help Encourage the Best and Brightest to Enter Our Industry

Donate to the MAB Foundation Today! By:  Jennifer Williams, Beasley Media Group Inc., Chairman, MAB Foundation We are finished with the elections. Most of us have our budgets accepted by our corporate offices and we are now finalizing our sales for the first and second quarters of next year. We are looking at the end of… read more

Mitten Media Launches “The Mitten”

At 4:00 p.m. on November 21, Mitten Media President (and MAB Board Member) Todd Mohr flipped the switch and launched “106.3 The Mitten, ” aka WWMN-FM (Thompsonville/Traverse City). The new station features a AAA/Adult Alternative music format with artists like Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Hozier, Avett Brothers, Talking Heads, Black Keys, Cold Play, Lumineers, Mumford… read more

Charlie LeDuff Leaving WJBK-TV

On November 28, longtime WJBK-TV reporter Charlie LeDuff announced via Twitter that he was leaving the station, effective this Thursday (December 1).  WJBK-TV confirmed to the Detroit Free Press that, indeed, LeDuff is leaving the station. LeDuff posted on his Twitter account that “My last day with Fox is Thursday. It has been an insane experience. Thanks… read more

All Things Christmas

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of the above article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Gary Berkowitz President, Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting [email protected] http://www.garyberk.com “It’s all about how you decorate your station for the holidays.” Here’s a programming checklist and suggestions as… read more