Tag: Issue 60

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

A Day in May

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:  Tim Moore, Managing Partner, Audience Development Group This month marks the sixth anniversary of the largest natural disaster visited on the American landscape in the new… read more

WGVU Announces Golf Outing Fundraiser

WGVU Public Media has announced that is will hold a golf outing on June 12, 2017 at The Meadows on the campus of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids.  The event is an 18-hole best-ball scramble format, with practice green and driving range hours included. Cost is $100 per golfer and funds raised support WGVU… read more

WQON’s Dave Sherbert to Retire

Via Maureen Barkume, Blarney Stone Broadcasting: “Big Dog” Dave Sherbert wasn’t there when the Italian inventor Gugglielmo Marconi built the first commercially successful wireless telegraphy system that paved the way for commercial radio. To listeners throughout Central and Northern Michigan, it just seems that way. But soon, that friendly, mellow voice that has graced the airways… read more