Tag: Issue 45

Nexstar Closes on Media General; Kniowski Promoted

Following the long-awaited FCC approval of the purchase of Media General by Nexstar Media Group, the company closed on the transaction on January 17. With the closing, Nexstar has promoted WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) General Manager (and former MAB Chairman) Diane Kniowski to Senior Vice President and Regional Manager. In this new role, Kniowski will oversee… read more

Ameera David Joins WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit)

Ameera David has joined WXYZ/WMYD-TV as a 7 Action News Anchor/Reporter.  David was the host of “Boom Bust,” RT America’s flagship financial news program. Headquartered in Washington D.C., the show is broadcast daily to 700 million households in over 100 countries worldwide. Before hosting “Boom Bust,” David was a correspondent and anchor for the general… read more

Dan Clark Named WXYZ-TV Sales Manager

Dan Clark has been named Local Sales Manager at WXYZ-TV (Detroit). Clark has been an account executive with the station since May 2012. He has a proven track record as a sales executive and is consistently a top performer in all key revenue streams, including digital and new business development. He was the station’s #1… read more

State of the State Address

Once again this year, the MAB partnered with Central Michigan University to bring the Governor’s annual State of the State Address. The broadcast, along with the Democratic Response, was provided via satellite to 29 commercial and public television stations throughout the state.  In addition, 33 commercial and public radio stations aired coverage anchored by Michigan… read more

Spectrum Auction Reaches Clean-Up Stage

Its not over until its over. In an article published just after noon eastern time today (1/23), Broadcasting and Cable reports that the FCC’s spectrum auction isn’t finished quite yet. In round 4 of stage 4 (in what is essentially the clean-up phase of the spectrum incentive auction), forward auction bidders upped their bids by about… read more

If you’re in Sales and Marketing, then YOU need to Attend GLBC!

From important educational sessions to the ever popular Broadcast Excellence Awards Ceremony, the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) is designed with YOU in mind and planned so that you can make the most of your time at the conference! Here are some highlights for sales and marketing professionals at GLBC 2017: Sales Management Seminar Contagious Selling:… read more

Annual Super Bowl Advisory for Stations/Advertisers

By: Mitchell Stabbe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP via the Broadcast Law Blog Last year, we posted some guidelines about engaging in or accepting advertising or promotions that directly or indirectly alludes to the Super Bowl without a license from the NFL. We are at that time of year again, so here is an updated version… read more

The Robinson Report: Which Lap To Lead

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. Kevin Robinson will be speaking at this year’s Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC), March 7-8, 2017 in Lansing.  Kevin will present two sessions: “Coaching The Coaches” and… read more