Tag: Issue 79

Regional EAS LECC Meetings Underway

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Michigan State Police are coordinating regional EAS/Local Emergency Communication Committee (LECC) meetings around the state.  The purpose of the meetings is to discuss ways of improving emergency alerting, including EAS within the state. The first regional meeting was held November 16 in Oak Park with local Emergency Managers from… read more

The Dreaded “Got-a-minute?” Meeting

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 How long is a “Got-a-minute?” meeting in your office? I’m guessing it’s more than a minute. Shoot, I remember a “Got-a-second?”… read more

WCMU Presents “Ask The DNR”

On Thursday Night, October 19, WCMU Public Television continues their long-running “Ask The Experts” series with a program featuring guests from Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources. The live-hour program allows viewers to ask anonymous questions to the in-studio DNR specialists. Viewers can call, Tweet or Facebook questions to the show.  The show airs at 7:30 p.m…. read more

Cal Cagno Joins WNEM-TV

Former CIMX-FM (89X)(Windsor) morning drive host Cal Cagno has joined WNEM-TV (Saginaw) as a freelance reporter. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Cagno was heard in the Detroit market for 18 years and also served as CIMX-FM’s Promotions and Marketing Director.  He also hosts a podcast on his website at http://calcagnoradio.com/.

Smitty Returns to WGFM/WCHY

Nate “Smitty” Smith has rejoined the airstaff of Black Diamond’s WGFM/WCHY (Traverse City).  Smith left the stations four months ago, but has returned to his afternoon shift. “It’s absolutely incredible that I’m coming back to the Northern Michigan rock waves,” Smith told All Access. “The listener support that I’ve received, has blown me away and I couldn’t… read more

WBCT Birthday Bash Moves to Fifth Third Ballpark

A major annual music festival in West Michigan will have a new home in 2018.  WBCT-FM’s (Grand Rapids) annual “Birthday Bash” country music event is relocating to the Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids.  For the last seven years, the festival has been held at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park near Martin in Allegan County. “After evaluating… read more

Benefit Held For WJRW’s Dave Jaconette

On October 17, a benefit was held for WJRW-AM (Grand Rapids) Program Director/Talk Show host Dave Jaconette. Jaconette recently suffered a stroke. His friends and colleagues are  calling out for the community to turn the tables and support the local broadcaster. The fundraiser was held at Vander Mill Winery and Vineyard with 20 percent of all… read more

Update: New Advertising Disclaimers on E-Cig and Cigar Advertising Still on for 2018

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, BroadcastLawBlog.com Last year, the FDA adopted requirements to tag advertisements for vaping and e-cig advertising with a warning that e-cigs contain nicotine and that nicotine is an addictive chemical. These requirements were to go into effect in 2018. In the last week, I have received several questions about these… read more

The Power of Testimonials

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: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting Nothing is stronger than a testimonial from a listener. We can say anything we want about the station, but in the… read more