Tag: Issue 51

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

Miss GLBC 2017? Take a Look at the Highlights

Even the wind storm didn’t shut down MAB’s GLBC 2017! Of all the past Great Lakes Broadcasting Conferences, this one was the absolute best.  More than 850 Individuals attended GLBC this year, held March 7 & 8 at the Lansing Center. GLBC is the MAB’s most popular events. Members in attendance raved about the sessions, and… read more

This is Sunshine Week

Tell us what your station is doing to promote Sunshine Week. We would like to feature you in our Newsletter! Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably… read more

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