Tag: Issue 56

Michigan Spectrum Auction Summary

Last week, the FCC announced the results of its broadcast incentive auction and it appears that three Michigan television stations were successful bidders in the reverse auction. As previously announced, both WCMZ-TV (Flint) and WHTV-TV (Jackson-Lansing) accepted bids to relinquish their spectrum. WCMZ-TV, owned by Central Michigan University, has not yet announced a date in which… read more

Radio One Sells WCHB-AM to Crawford

Radio One has announced that is has sold its Detroit AM station, WCHB, to Crawford Broadcasting.  The announced sale price was $2 million and is subject to FCC approval. Radio One will continue to operate three stations in the Motor City, WPZR-FM, WDMK-FM and WGPR-FM.  WGPR is operated under a local marketing agreement.  Crawford is… read more

Nominations Due April 28 for Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards!

Friday, April 28 is the deadline for nominations for the annual Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards.  The awards will be presented during the Awards Banquet at the MAB Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, Tuesday, August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. Click here for more information on the qualifications and to… read more

Interlochen Public Radio Presents “Show & Tell”

As part of its recent fund drive, Interlochen Public Radio Executive Director Peter Payette wanted to offer listeners a chance to get to know their public radio hosts a little better.  So, he hosted an online round of Show and Tell on Facebook.  IPR staffer Kate Botello explained the subculture of Unicornos. Aaron Selbig showed how he… read more

Gen Z—A Group That Loves AM/FM—Is Next Great Radio Demo.

Reprinted by permission of insideradio.com. While marketers and media expend massive energy and resources courting Millennials, their younger counterparts known as Generation Z shouldn’t be ignored. These young Americans (born after 1996) represent 23% of the U.S. population and are a diverse and influential demographic with rising spending power. And, in good news for broadcast… read more

MAB Board Profile: Shannone Dunlap

MAB News Briefs is pleased to bring you profiles of your MAB Board of Directors. Shannone Dunlap is Market Manager for Alpha Media and its cluster of stations in Saginaw. A 30-year marketing/media veteran, Shannone was hired in August of 2007 to lead the local radio stations then owned by NextMedia, with over 40 employees… read more

MAPB Partners with WGVU for LZ Michigan

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) has partnered with WGVU Public Media to present LZ Michigan, an event scheduled for September 23, 2017 at Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids.  The event will honor all veterans, including those who were killed or declared missing in action. In addition to MAPB and WGVU Public Media,… read more

State Legislature Back in Session

The Michigan State Legislature is back in session in Lansing this week after two-week long spring recess. Several committee hearings have been scheduled. To see the full listing of the currently scheduled committee meetings, please click here.

FCC Releases Post-Auction Relocation List

According to a report from TVNewsCheck, the FCC has released details on the incentive auction results. Over $10 billion will be awarded to 175 winning broadcasters that elected to participate in the incentive auction. According to the FCC, 957 stations that did not participate in the auction will have to change channels. The first set… read more

Amplifi Media and Jācapps Align To Form SonicAi

New company to develop “skills” for emerging Amazon Echo and Google Home Devices Two of radio’s leading visionaries, Steve Goldstein and Fred Jacobs, and their companies, Amplifi Media and jācapps, have teamed together to form SonicAi, a joint venture dedicated to strategizing and creating voice command solutions for the radio and podcasting industries. Initial development… read more