Tag: Issue 64

Michigan Nexstar Employees Give Back with “Day of Giving”

On June 16, The Nexstar-owned television stations in Michigan, WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids), WLNS-TV (Lansing) and WJMN-TV (Marquette) joined 168 other Nexstar stations nationwide for the company’s annual “Founder’s Day of Caring,” where company employees donate a half-day to a local non-profit or community agency. This year’s event corresponded with Nexstar’s 21st anniversary. In Grand Rapids,… read more

Alex Jokich Rejoins WWTV-WWUP

After nearly five years as a reporter at WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo), Alex Jokich has rejoined WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) as Morning News Anchor.  She will anchor the 4:30 -9:00 a.m. news segments where she was previously a reporter. In a Facebook post dated May 30, Jokich thanks “everyone who’s been a part of this chapter in my life!… read more

SiriusXM Seeks EAS Waiver

On June 5, SiriusXM Radio filed a petition with the FCC asking for a temporary waiver with regard to how the company complies with Emergency Alert System requirements on some of its programming channels. In a story appearing in Inside Radio, the satellite radio operator’s petition says listeners would still be able to hear emergency… read more

WBCT Birthday Bash Turns 25

This past weekend (June 17-18) iHeartMedia’s WBCT-FM/B-93 (Grand Rapids) held its 25th annual Birthday Bash country music concert at US-131 Motorsports Park near Martin, Michigan.  The two-day music concert is considered one of the biggest draws for country music fans in the Midwest. The lineup for this year’s event included Big & Rich, Granger Smith,… read more

Celebrate With Fellow Broadcasters

You will not want to miss one of the highlights of the Advocacy Conference and Annual Meeting, the Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards, held at the President’s Banquet on Tuesday, August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. You will get to network with fellow broadcasters and honor five Michigan broadcasters. This year’s… read more

Mathew Treadwell Appointed MAB Marketing & Communications Manager

Mathew Treadwell joined the MAB team as Marketing & Communications Manager on June 19. In his position, Mathew will help to coordinate the marketing and communication efforts of the MAB, MABF, MABPAC and MAPB staffs and best share news of programs, opportunities and successes among organizational members. “We are excited to add Mathew’s experience and… read more

Andrea Isom Joins WXYZ/WMYD-TV

Reporter Andrea Isom has joined WXYZ-TV and WMYD-TV (Detroit) as a reporter and 7 Action News Investigator. Recently, Isom was an on-air correspondent and video production producer on the nationally syndicated show “Crime Watch Daily.” She traveled the country telling in-depth, high-profile stories about truth, crime and justice. Isom is a familiar face to Detroit… read more

Stay an Extra Day in Paradise

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Michigan You’re coming to MAB’s Annual Advocacy Conference and Meeting, plus the awards banquet anyway (right?), so why not “Stay an Extra Day in Paradise” and sign-up for the MAB Foundation’s Golf Fundraiser, which supports individuals seeking a career in broadcasting? Playing… read more

Erin Vermeulen Joins WCSX Morning Show

Beasley Media Group has announced that Erin Vermeulen will be joining Big Jim O’Brien as the newest member of the WCSX-FM (Detroit) morning team.  She will begin her new position on July 10. Vermeulen, who began her career at the former 1310 WYUR in Detroit, most recently was heard on the air as a member of… read more

The Real Job of (Sales) Management is Getting Into Their Heads

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 I do not have a degree in psychiatry. But as a sales manager, I often felt like I needed one. You… read more