Tag: Issue 62

WDTW-FM Detroit Flips to Variety Hits

iHeartMedia has changed the format of classic rock WDTW-FM (Detroit) to a variety hits format, expanding the former classic rock station’s library to include artists like Huey Lewis, Bryan Adams, Billy Joel and more.  The change occured during the Memorial Day weekend. RadioInsight reports the station is now positioned as “We Play Anything,” returning the Variety… read more

Time is Running Out for AMC-8

Radio stations airing programming from any of the major network suppliers only have until June 30 to shift their satellite dishes from AMC-8 to the new AMC-18 satellite, at 105 degrees West latitude. AMC-8, at 139 degrees West Longitude has exceeded its design life and is not being replaced by an equivalent satellite at the 139 position.   This… read more

Advocacy Conference Speaker Lineup!

The MAB has announced the speaker lineup for this year’s Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, to be held August 22-23 at Crystal Mountain Resort. MAB members will hear policy and advocacy updates as well as attend the MAB Annual Meeting. The evening activities include the banquet, featuring the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductions, Lifetime Achievement… read more

DPTV Announces Summer of Badges Program

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and 45 partner organizations have announced a program to help Detroit area school children to learn during the summer months with the Summer of Badges program. Summer of Badges, is a continuation of Digital Adventures and digital badging, takes learning outside the confines of the classroom and stretches far beyond the average… read more

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the MAB Foundation are pleased to announce the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees and the Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, to be honored Tuesday, August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. This year’s Lifetime Achievement honor goes to Marla Drutz, Vice-President and General Manager of WDIV-TV (Detroit). Drutz has held… read more

Julie Brinks Named Vice President and General Manager of WOOD-TV

Nexstar Media Group Inc. has announced that Julie Brinks has been named Vice President and General Manager of WOOD-TV (NBC), WOTV-TV (ABC) and WXSP-TV (My Network) and associated digital services including woodtv.com and wotv4women.com, serving Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI (DMA #44). Brinks will assume her new responsibilities immediately and report to Diane Kniowski, Senior Vice… read more

This Word Increases Your Personal Power

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 Sarah and I are on a two-hour drive to a vacation cottage we’ve rented in Michigan. Our three cats are along… read more

Alpha Media Promotes Caleb Gordon to Saginaw Market Engineer

AlphaMedia Saginaw recently promoted Caleb Gordon to the position of Market Engineer for the five-station cluster including WCEN-FM, WGER-FM, WSGW-AM/FM and WTLZ-FM. Midwest Regional Director of Engineering Geary Morrill commented on the announcement: “AlphaMedia is actively recruiting and training the next generation of Broadcast Engineers and is pleased to be able to promote Caleb to this position.”… read more