Tag: Issue 57

Filmmaker Seeks Motown Radio Interviews

A filmmaker, working on a feature-length documentary on the formation and early years of Motown Records is looking for archival radio interviews from the 1960s and early 1970s with Motown stars and staffers: Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. The production’s archive researcher, Hannah Green,… read more

WXYT’s Terry Foster Retires

Terry Foster, co-host of the “Valenti and Foster” show on WXYT-FM/97.1 The Ticket (Detroit), has retired from the station, effective April 20. Foster suffered a stroke and was on medical leave for much of the second half of 2016. He returned to the show in January but has now decided to refocus his time on… read more

Michigan Radio Reporter Kate Wells named Young Journalist of the Year

Via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has named Michigan Radio reporter Kate Wells the ‘Young Journalist of the Year.’ The award was presented at the Detroit SPJ’s annual banquet April 19. In naming Wells ‘Young Journalist of the Year,’ the judges called her a “multi-talented journalist”… read more

Final Call for Nominations

This 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… read more

Public Media Impact Award Nominations are 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 the… read more

The Robinson Report: Creation

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative… read more

NMU Professor to run for Congress

A Northern Michigan University professor has announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives 1st Congressional District. Department of Communications and Performance Arts Professor Dwight Brady made his announcement  April 24 at the Marquette County Courthouse. The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Jack Bergman. The 1st District covers the Upper Peninsula and the… read more