Tag: Issue 51

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

MABF Awards 2017 Scholarship Recipients

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2017 Scholarship Program. Recipients were identified by the faculty representatives from each school, or by the sponsoring station, and ratified by the MAB Foundation Board of Directors. Scholarships were presented during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo on Wednesday,… read more

It’s Madness! Be Wary of Using the NCAA’s Trademarks

By: Mitchell Stabbe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP via the Broadcast Law Blog Less than a week ago, the National Collegiate Athletic Association filed a trademark infringement action in federal court against a company that runs an online sports-themed promotions and contests under the marks “April Madness” and “Final 3.” The NCAA is seeking injunctive relief,… read more

Indiana EAS Breach Is Reminder of Real Cybersecurity Threat to Stations

You may have read that an Indiana broadcaster’s EAS system was recently hacked, triggering multiple EAS alerts on linked stations and warning of a “zombie invasion.” The station group has been in touch with federal authorities and equipment suppliers to diagnose exactly what happened. “Last week’s attack is all the reminder a station owner, general… read more

Appeals an Issue Under Legislative Open Records Act

Under new legislation, which opens some legislative records, a court would not handle the appeals of refused documents as it is done under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Instead, a bipartisan board appointed by the House Speaker and Senate Majority Leader would have the final say on any appeal. The legislation introduced in the… read more