Tag: Issue 51

Michigan Statewide Tornado Drill

Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for April 19

In conjunction with Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, April 16-22, broadcasters and emergency management partners statewide are encouraged to participate in a statewide tornado drill at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 19. With the endorsement of the MAB Board of Directors, the National Weather Service will conduct the test with the Tornado Warning EAS Code.  The… read more

Elkins Named Director of Broadcasting/GM at WKAR

Susi Elkins has been named Director of Broadcasting and General Manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, effective immediately. The announcement was made March 3 by Prabu David, Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Elkins has been serving as interim director since May 2016. Under her leadership, the station launched… read more

Rick Rhoades New GM of WLUC-TV

Gray Television has announced that Rick Rhoades will be the new Vice-President/General Manager of WLUC-TV (Marquette), effective April 1. He replaces Rob Jamros, who has announced his retirement. Rhoades joined WLUC 14 years ago as an Account Executive and has served as Sales Manager for the past 7 years. Jamros, who began working for the station in… read more

Eli Zaret Joins WJR

Longtime Motor City Sportscaster Eli Zaret has joined WJR-AM (Detroit) as host of a new daily sports feature, which will be heard on Guy Gordon’s afternoon drive program.  The feature, “After Further Review” will air weekdays at 4:36 p.m. Zaret is a long-time Detroit broadcaster, starting in 1974 at WABX-FM.  He has covered the Detroit Pistons,… read more

DeSelms Leaving WXMI-TV

Michele DeSelms is leaving Tribune Media’s WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) after more than 18 years. DeSelms anchored the station’s first newscast in 1999 after joining the station from WSYX-WTTE in Columbus, Ohio in 1998. She started her career at WLWT in Cincinnati working alongside Jerry Springer. “For nearly two decades she has delivered important news and… read more

Michigan Engineers Honored at GLBC

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented its most prestigious engineering award to a pair of Michigan broadcasters who, combined, have served in the industry for over six decades. The Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards were presented during the main luncheon at the MAB’s annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo (GLBC) held… read more

MAB/MABF Announce the BEA Station of the Year Recipients

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) and MAB Foundation (MABF) are proud to announce the recipients of 2016 Broadcast Excellence Awards (BEA) Stations of the Year Awards. The awards were presented during the annual Broadcast Excellence Awards Program, held as part of the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at The Lansing… read more

MABF Announces 2017 Student Station/Program of the Year Award Winners

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2017 Student Station/Program of the Year Awards. The 689 entries were judged by professional broadcasters. Awards were presented in each of the 23 categories. Station/Program of the Year is chosen based on the number of winning entries from the High… read more