Tag: Issue 7

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

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

Syma Chowdhry

Reporter Syma Chowdhry Joins WXYZ-TV

Syma Chowdhry, Emmy award-winning reporter, is joining WXYZ-TV’s 7 Action News team as a reporter for “The Now” daily news and information program airing weekdays at 4 p.m. on WXYZ-TV (Detroit). “Syma’s experience makes her an ideal fit for “The Now,”” said Dave Manney, news director for WXYZ and WMYD in Detroit. “She’s adept at the… read more

Virginia Tech Researcher Studying Flint Water Spoke at WKAR

Dr. Marc Edwards leads the Virginia Tech research team credited with revealing deadly lead contamination in the public water supply in Flint. Edwards spoke February 25 at the WKAR-TV (East Lansing) studios in the Communication Arts and Sciences building on the Michigan State University campus. The presentation was streamed as a live webcast at wkar.org. The talk… read more

Dems Want FOIA Expansion by ‘Sunshine Week’

Michigan Democratic Party leaders called on the GOP to join them in supporting an expansion to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by the end of Sunshine Week. Sunshine Week promotes open government and freedom of information and lasts from March 13 to March 19. As Governor Snyder released thousands of pages of emails from the… read more

FCC Releases Spectrum Auction User Guide

The FCC posted to the Auction 1001 website the Reverse Auction Initial Commitment User Guide and Online Tutorial. These materials are intended for broadcasters that submitted an FCC Form 177 to participate in the Reverse Auction. A few important dates include: March 28, 2016 10am EST – March 29, 2016 6pm EST: The Initial Commitment Window –… read more