Tag: Issue 60

WCMU Honored with Michigan Community Action Award

WCMU’s “Warm Hearts, Warm Homes” campaign has received the 2017 Community Service Award from Michigan Community Action (MCA). The award was presented May 9 at a special ceremony at the State Capitol in Lansing. “Warm Hearts, Warm Homes” is a partnership involving WCMU, Consumers Energy and Isabella Bank that provides home-heating assistance to families in need. The December… read more

Protect Your Station from WannaCry

Contributing to this article:  Jason Walther, former Chief Engineer, Townsquare Media (Lansing) and Ron Kramer, Michigan Network Consultants (Lansing). One of the largest cyberattacks ever is currently eating the web, hitting PCs in countries and businesses around the world. WannaCry can invade your computers without any action on your part and encrypt your files and hold… read more

Body Cameras Exempted From FOIA in House Bill

State Representative Jim Runestad (R-44) re-introduced legislation (HB 4427) to exempt body camera footage from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  The MAB has very serious concerns about this legislation which bears on transparency and the public’s right to know. Specifically: HB 4427 places body‐worn camera footage, in connection with criminal or internal investigation, outside… read more

5 Questions on the Meaning of the FCC’s Recent Ruling on Online Recruiting – How Does it Change a Broadcaster’s EEO Obligations?

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com The FCC recently issued a declaratory ruling (which we summarized here) addressing the requirement that broadcasters widely disseminate information about all of their job openings in such a way as to reach all of the groups within their communities. The recent FCC decision stated that a broadcaster can… read more

You Can’t Bore People Into Buying From You

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: Chris Lytle, Content Developer InstantSalesTraining.com In 1976 there were no cell phones or email. We had a message nail. When you walked into the office, the… read more

Holly Hutton Appointed Music Director at WYCD

CBS Radio’s WYCD-FM (Detroit) has appointed afternoon co-host Holly Hutton Music Director of the country station.   Hutton will retain her current on-air duties with Rob Stone from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Hutton is a 20-year veteran of Detroit Radio and spent 10 years as midday host on CIMX-FM (Windsor) before becoming afternoon host on… read more

MAB Board Profile: Nick Gnau

MAB News Briefs is pleased to bring you profiles of your MAB Board of Directors. Nick Gnau is Region President for iHeartMedia, overseeing Detroit, Grand Rapids, Toledo and Muskegon (24 Stations). Nick has been with the company for over 23 years, serving as Vice President/Market Manager for the Lima/Marion Ohio market from 2009-2010; for the… read more

Traffic Director Tips: Joni Reed (Black Diamond Broadcasting/Cheboygan)

Joni Reed is Traffic Director for Black Diamond Broadcasting’s WMKC-FM, WGFM-FM, WQEZ-FM and WCBY-AM.  Joni works with Traffic and Billing Director Lynne Peck and both are based at the company’s Cheboygan, Michigan location.  Joni has been in traffic for 10 years. Joni:  I started at the radio station 11 years ago, and sent out the billing before… read more