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

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

What Would You Do with a Crystal Ball?

Speed Marriott and GLBC are here to help you be as prepared as possible for the future of our industry in a two-part series on Tuesday, May 3. “We cannot predict the future, but we can invent it.” – Anonymous Speed Marriott, P1 Learning, will present: 2020 Vision Session Description: We’re going to do a… 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