Tag: Issue 7

Blarney Stone Brings Five More Years of Tigers Baseball to Northern Michigan

According to a recent press release, Blarney Stone Broadcasting has extended their Detroit Tigers affiliate agreement through the 2020 season. WUPY-FM (Ontonagon) will be celebrating the start of the Tigers’ new season this spring with two “Opening Day” parties. The first will be on Tuesday, April 5, when the Tigers begin their season on the road against the… read more

Attention Stations: EEO Credit Opportunity!

The MAB Foundation will hold their annual Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) Career Fair on Tuesday, May 3 in Lansing. Participating in this fair gives you and your station(s)/media company the unique and valuable opportunity to reach out and educate the future of our industry, network with other media professionals, support the programs of the MAB… read more

Michigan Statewide Tornado Drill

Statewide Tornado Warning EAS Test April 13, 2016

At the request of and in cooperation with Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, the National Weather Service will conduct a test with the Tornado Warning EAS Code at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 as part of Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. The Michigan Association of Broadcasters has… read more

Juke Van Oss

Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Famer Juke Van Oss Passes at 92

Midwest Communications’ WHTC (Holland) reports that talk icon and beloved West Michigan resident Juke Van Oss died early Monday morning (3/7). “Juke was a friend to all of us,” said WHTC/VAN General Manager Kevin Oswald on WHTC Monday, his voice filled with emotion. “He will be missed greatly.” He’d worked as recently as Friday (3/4),… read more

Radio Reader Estell to Leave Airwaves After Storied Career

Citing recent health isues, WKAR Radio (East Lansing) reports that long-time Radio Reader Dick Estell has made the difficult and heart-breaking decision to hang up his microphone after more than half a century as the voice of the “Radio Reader.” A passionate and avid lifelong lover of reading, Estell took over as the “Radio Reader” in… read more

Q100’s JJ Will Participate in Black Bear Gran Fondo and Ice Man Cometh

According to Blarney Stone Broadcasting, the date and format of Grayling’s Black Bear cycling race has changed, but WQON-FM (Grayling) Q100’s JJ (of JJ’s Morning Jams) will still be participating again this year. The annual the Black Bear cycling event, organized by the Grayling Rotary Club, becomes the Black Bear Gran Fondo in 2016, with… read more

WBFH’s Bowers Featured on WXYZ-TV

WBFH-FM’s (Bloomfield Hills High School) General Manager, Pete Bowers, was recently featured on WXYZ-TV in Detroit for a piece called “Ann Marie’s All-Stars.” Bowers is serving his second term on the MAB Foundation Board of Directors and was the Chair for the 2014 Broadcasting Career Builder Conference (BCBC) Committee. Watch the video at WXYZ-TV here. WBFH has… read more

Remembering TV5’s Sam Merrill

Sam Merrill, a mainstay at WNEM-TV5 (Saginaw), passed away on February 25, 2016. He left behind his beloved wife Katy, and son James. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to James Alexander Merrill, c/o Franklin Templeton, Financial Investment Services, 17628 Oakwood Drive, Spring Lake, Michigan, 49456,… read more

WKQI-FM, WWJ-AM Among 50 NAB Crystal Award Finalists

WKQI-FM (Detroit) and WWJ-AM (Detroit) are among fifty NAB Crystal Award finalists. The award winners will be announced and the finalists honored during the NAB Radio Luncheon at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 19, 2016.