Tag: Issue 48

GLBC Exhibit Hall Filling Up!

Only a few booths remain for the exhibit hall at the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference. Get a sneak peak at the Tuesday, March 7 exhibit hall preview reception, then book your appointments over beer and bull at our legendary welcome event. Remember, Exhibit Hall tickets are FREE.  And, if you don’t see the supplier you… read more

What’s the Key to a Job in Media? Find Out at GLBC!

The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference & EXPO (GLBC) is the Midwest’s premier educational and networking event for radio, television, media professionals and students alike. What’s the key to succeeding in the broadcast and media industries??? Networking with professionals and learning the skills you’ll need to become competitive! Have your students come spend the day at the… read more

2017 Student Award Winners are Posted!

THANK YOU to those who participated in the 2017 MAB Foundation Student Broadcast Awards! We had 689 entries this year!  The judging process is complete and we have posted the winners’ names and schools on our website. To view this year’s winners, please click here. Check for Spelling Please take a close look at all… read more

Television Groups Announce Spectrum Proceeds

Without mentioning any specific call letters of affected facilities, major broadcast groups have begun announcing the proceeds they expect to receive from the FCC’s broadcast spectrum auction, now that the commission has lifted the quiet period for broadcasters. Fox Broadcasting said last week that it expects to receive about $350 million from its participation in the auction…. read more

FCC Releases First EEO Audit for 2017

Over 200 radio and almost 80 TV stations named in the audit notice, including Michigan stations. By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com In the swirl of news about the deregulatory efforts of the new FCC, one could almost forget that there are still many regulations in place that require significant amounts of paperwork retention… read more

Radio Programmers: Don’t Miss These Sessions at 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! Longtime radio programmer and consultant Kevin Robinson is at GLBC this year to present thought-provoking sessions… read more

What Amazon Could Teach Radio

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/ I can’t think of a more competitive marketplace than one that offers infinite choice. This is the marketplace that… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Erik Jones (Cumulus Media/Ann Arbor)

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Erik Jones is Chief Engineer for Cumulus Media Ann Arbor (WWWW-FM/WQKL-FM/WTKA-AM/WLBY-AM) and IT Support Engineer for Cumulus Media Great Lakes Region.  Erik has been in his present position since October of 2012. Q: Please share with us a brief engineering resume. Erik: I graduated from Specs Howard in July… read more

WWJ-AM Raises 1.45 Million+

On February 10, CBS Radio’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) held its 14th annual Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW (The Heat and Warmth Fund), raising more than $1.45 million to help thousands of families in southeastern Michigan who cannot afford to heat their homes or keep their lights on this winter. The one-day event had the station broadcasting… read more

Michigan Radio accepts duPont-Columbia Award for Flint Documentary

via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio Members of Michigan Radio’s news team were in New York on Jan. 25 accepting the station’s first Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. Michigan Radio received the prestigious award for the documentary, Not Safe to Drink. The Not Safe to Drink documentary traced the story of the Flint water crisis. The… read more