Tag: Issue 46

New “We Are Broadcasters” Spots Available

Available to all broadcasters, NAB members or not. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced that new We Are Broadcasters spots are now available for download. The spots highlight why there’s a big difference between broadcast stations and other sources of information, reminding policymakers and audiences that when Americans seek a trusted news source… read more

WXMI-TV Pays It Forward

On January 26, WXMI-TV/FOX 17 (Grand Rapids) and Consumers Energy presented the third annual Pay It Forward Awards Gala. This invitation-only lunch event was held at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Its purpose was to honor the 2016 recipients of the Consumers Energy Pay It Forward Person of the Month Award and announce the… read more

Bill Emkow Named WXYZ/WMYD-TV Digital Director

Bill Emkow has been named the new digital director for WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit). Emkow is an innovative media executive with 19 years of experience growing audience engagement on multiple platforms. Most recently, Emkow was the senior content strategist at the Detroit Free Press, where he created original social media content that generated revenue, including “Talkin’ Lions,”… read more

Alpha Media Promotes Two in Saginaw

All Access reports that Alpha Media/Saginaw has promoted WCEN-FM Program Director/Afternoon Host Joby Phillips, taking on additional program director duties at sister station WGER-FM. Phillips will retain his present WCEN-FM duties. In addition, the company has named former WGER-FM afternoon host Ray Storey as Music Director/Morning Host for the station.  Before joining WGER-FM in 2010,… read more

WOMC-FM to hold Radiothon

On Thursday, February 2, CBS Radio’s WOMC-FM (Detroit) will be hosting a day-long radiothon to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit. The station will be broadcasting live from the food bank from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and soliciting donations from listeners who then may become “Hunger Heros.” All donors who pledge to make an… read more

WJBK-TV Shuffles News Anchors

WJBK-TV/FOX2 (Detroit) has announced a new anchor lineup. Amy Andrews has been promoted to weekday morning anchor. She’ll accompany Jay Towers on the FOX 2 Morning News. Deena Centofanti and Maurielle Lue will team up to anchor The Nine. Raj Roop will take Andrews’ place at 11 a.m. and Lue’s position on The Nine. Lue will… read more

2017 GLBC Exhibitor Highlight: Broadcast Electronics

As solid-state FM transmitter technology has developed and improved over the past decade, it’s become possible for some companies to build incredibly small devices that are also incredibly difficult to service with little, if no, redundancy. With the STX 10, 10kW FM transmitter, Broadcast Electronics (BE) has chosen a different, more intelligent path. Believing that… read more

MABF Scholarship Deadlines are Quickly Approaching!

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation is excited to announce 2017 scholarship opportunities that are open to Michigan students!! All scholarships assist in tuition and fees at a Michigan college or university, with ALL applications due to the MAB Foundation by Friday, February 17, 2017. All scholarships will be awarded during the Great Lakes Broadcasting… read more