Tag: Issue 71

WXYZ will broadcast the ‘Woodward Dream Cruise’ Across the Nation

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) will broadcast exclusive coverage of the “Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Ford” on Saturday, August 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. A one-hour version of the program will be syndicated to television stations across the country, including stations owned by WXYZ’s parent company, The E.W. Scripps Company. The program will air nationwide in late… read more

Tom Szczepanski named as Detroit Public Television’s Chief Operating Officer

Detroit Public Television President and CEO Rich Homberg announced August 14 that Tom  Szczepanski will begin as DPTV’s Chief Operating Officer on September 18. “With Tom joining the DPTV team, we are even better positioned to tell the story of Detroit – which we believe is, today, the most important city in America,” Homberg said… read more

Make it Memorable

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: Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC Dick Taylor Blog https://dicktaylorblog.com/ I recently just returned from my first real vacation in many years. I joined some of the members of… read more

The Robinson Report: It’s Not JUST Radio

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: Kevin Robinson Robinson Media “Social Media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to the community” – Simon Mainwaring As with – Radio. Perhaps… read more

Nancy Dymond Appointed Cumulus Flint VP/MM

Cumulus Media has appointed Nancy Dymond as Vice President/Market Manager for the five-station cluster in Flint. Dymond has more than 30 years of experience as a market manager/general manager, in markets including Flint, Lansing and Saginaw; Erie, Pa.; and Toledo, Ohio. The appointment marks Dymond’s return to Cumulus Media-Flint, where she served as market manager… read more

Taz Painter Leaves WZZM-TV

WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) News Director Taz Painter is leaving the TEGNA-owned station to join WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tenn.  WBIR made the announcement in a news release last week. Painter has been with WZZM since April of 2014 and is returning to the Knoxville station, where he was managing editor from 2007 to 2014. Before working… read more

WQHH-FM Hosts Fourth Annual Backpack Giveaway

On August 10, MacDonald Broadcasting’s WQHH-FM (Lansing) hosted its fourth annual school backpack giveaway at Waverly High School in Lansing. The station gave away more than 1,000 backpacks to K-12 students to help them get started with the new school year.  The backpacks were stuffed with pens, pencils, notebooks and other school supplies. WQHH-FM station… read more

MAB Says Thanks and Good Luck to Jennifer Preslar

Longtime MAB Vice President of Programs Jennifer Preslar is leaving the MAB after 15 years of stellar service for a little “Green and White.”  Yup, we are losing another great staff member to Michigan State University. Preslar said in her letter to the MAB Board that she has enjoyed her time at MAB and will… read more

False EAS Test Startles Island of Guam

According to a report in InsideRadio residents of the the U.S. territory of Guam were startled by an activation of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) shortly after 12 a.m. on August 15. The alert originated from Inter-Island Communications religious teaching KTWG (801), which assured the public afterward that “the unauthorized test was not connected to… read more