Tag: Issue 54

Bill Stegath, Michigan Radio Alumnus, Passes

Michigan Radio (WUOM/WFUM/WVGR) reports that Dr. William B. Stegath, its longest living alumnus, passed away March 29, just two weeks before his 97th birthday. Stegath was sports director for WUOM from 1953 to 1962 and is best known as the Voice of the Wolverines, announcing Michigan football games on the station, a role only held… read more

Liggett Communications Launches #SharePortHuron Campaign

Liggett Communications dedicates over $250,000 in advertising to Tourism in Michigan’s Thumb Area with Radio Station Social Media Campaign called #SharePortHuron Local Port Huron area radio stations WSAQ-FM (Q Country 107.1), 96.9 WBTI-FM, News/Talk 1380 WPHM-AM, Rock 105.5 WHLS-AM/FM in partnership with the Bluewater Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (bluewater.org) are announcing the most aggressive tourism… read more

MABF’s Student Advisory Committee Shines Brightly

As this school year comes to a close, it’s time to recruit new student talent to join the 2017-2018 Student Advisory Committee. Do you know a Michigan broadcasting student with great ideas who can help guide the MABF into the next few years? Prospective students must first be nominated by an advisor. Please send in… read more

WZZM 13 Wins Second TEGNA Community Empowerment Award

WZZM-TV, the TEGNA owned ABC affiliate in Grand Rapids, won the parent company’s Community Empowerment Award for the second year in a row. The award showcases the initiatives and work that stations do to help their respective communities. “It has been the highlight of my career to be able to make a meaningful difference in… read more

Public Media Impact Award Nominations Now Open!

This year marks the 32nd year of honoring Michigan’s public broadcasters with the MAPB Public Media Impact Award. Two awards will be presented – one award for Donors and one award for Professionals – for their contribution to public broadcasting in Michigan. The awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Banquet as part of… read more

Reminder: Statewide Tornado Drill/Test April 19, 2017

In cooperation with the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, and with the endorsement of the MAB Board of Directors, the National Weather Service will conduct a test with the Tornado Warning EAS Code at 1:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 as part of Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. The… read more

Filing Deadline Reminder

By April 10, 2017, all commercial and noncommercial radio and television stations must prepare a list of important issues facing their communities of license, and the programs aired during January, February and March dealing with those issues. All TV stations and radio stations in the top 50 markets with five or more full-time employees must… read more

Pai Expected to Announce Ownership Rule Changes

According to NAB SmartBriefs, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is expected to release a proposal that would reverse the elimination of the UHF discount in calculating the audience reach of TV station owners. The proposed change is expected to go before the FCC in April and could lead to a series of mergers if… read more