Tag: Issue 5

WXYZ supplies drive

WXYZ Collects 20+ Tons of School Supplies

WXYZ-TV’s (Detroit) week-long “Fix My School” supplies drive collected more than 20 tons of school supplies for students and teachers in Detroit Public Schools. The items donated filled three semi-trucks and included notebooks, pencils, crayons, markers, Kleenex, and toilet paper. “At a time when Detroit schools are in crisis, these supplies will make a tremendous difference for thousands… read more

WPBN Todd Harrison

Todd Harrison Named GM of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Traverse City NBC Affiliates

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that Todd Harrison (pictured left) has been named General Manager of WPBN-TV and WTOM-TV in Traverse City, MI.  Mr. Harrison will also oversee the sales and other non-programming related services of WGTU-TV and WGTQ-TV  in the same market pursuant to joint sales and shared services agreements. The announcement was made… read more

Rob Parker

WMYD-TV Names New Sports Personality

Sports personality Rob Parker (pictured right) is bringing his unique brand of sports reporting to WMYD-TV20 (Detroit). Parker has been a trailblazer in sports media.  He was the first African-American sports columnist at both Newsday in New York and at the Detroit Free Press, where he started working in 1993.  He was also an award-winning… read more

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

WXYZ-TV Names Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan its 2015 Newsmaker of the Year

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has named Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan its 2015 Newsmaker of the Year. Duggan was featured in a special edition of “Spotlight on the News,” on Sunday, February 14, at 10 a.m. Each year, WXYZ selects one newsmaker it deems to have had the greatest positive impact on the state of Michigan and the Detroit region during the… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Eric Send, Midwestern Broadcasting Company

We’re pleased to begin a new spotlight series featuring the hardworking engineers at our stations. To nominate an engineer for a spotlight, please email Alisha Clack at [email protected] Eric Send Engineering & IT for Midwestern Broadcasting Company for the past sixteen years. Brief Engineering Resume: Intern Interlochen Public Radio 1992 WLDR Radio, Traverse City, MI… read more

2016 Public Media Impact Awards – Criteria and Information

2016 marks the 31st year of honoring Michigan’s public broadcasting pioneers with the 2016 Public Media Impact Awards. Purpose ·         To recognize outstanding individuals, donors, foundations and individuals involved in public broadcasting for their innovativeness, creativity, and impact on public broadcasting. ·         To inspire others involved in public broadcasting to greater achievement in the field of public… read more

MABF Scholarship Deadline Extension

The MAB Foundation has extended the deadline for both the MABF station-sponsored scholarhips and the MAB Foundation Board Scholarship (Friends of Bill Burton Scholarship).  The application deadline for those scholarships is now Friday, March 25, 2016. Click here for information on the MAB Foundation Board Scholarship. You can find information here for the station-sponsored scholarship… read more

Snyder’s Budget Focuses on Flint, DPS

Last week Governor Snyder proposed the $54.9 billion 2016-2017 budget titled, “We Are One Michigan.” Snyder identified fixing the Flint water crisis and Detroit Public Schools (DPS) as the top priorities for the spending plan. The $54.9 billion budget includes $10.2 billion in General Funds and $12.5 billion in School Aid Funds.  The largest single share… read more