Tag: Issue 45

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

Ajit Pai to be named FCC Chairman

Bloomberg is reporting that FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai will be nominated by President Donald Trump to lead the Commission. Pai, a Barack Obama nominee, has served as the senior FCC Republican for more than three years. NAB CEO Gordon Smith issued the following statement after hearing the Pai news. “Without qualification, NAB supports President Trump’s selection… read more

Mid-Michigan Families help launch WKAR PBS Kids

By Nikki W. O’Meara, MSU Today Roughly 1,500 people visited the WKAR Public Media studios at Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences on Saturday, January 14 to celebrate the launch of a new, free, localized 24-hour kids channel and multiplatform services from WKAR Public Media. The channel, called WKAR PBS Kids, broadcasts… read more

ATSC 3.0 Explained

Wondering what ATSC 3.0 means for television broadcasters and television viewers?  Watch this video fromThe Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc., is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television:

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