Tag: Issue 8

WXYZ-TV Celebrates Anniversary of Downtown Studio

On February 26, WXYZ-TV (Detroit) celebrated the one-year anniversary of its downtown street-side studio. The celebration included live coverage and special interviews throughout the day on the station’s newscasts. The studio is located inside the Qube building on Woodward Avenue along Campus Martius Park. It provides 7 Action News viewers with a unique look at the heart… read more

WGVU Holds “Great Wine and Food Symposium” Fundraiser

On February 26, WGVU (Grand Rapids) held its 27th annual Wine and Food Symposium, presented by D&W Fresh Market.  Station supporters were able to sample from over 300 wine and beer selections as well as gourmet food from around the world and were able to converse with experts on the menu. Those attending were also… read more

Traverse City Broadcaster Phill Orth Passes

Longtime Traverse City broadcaster Phillip “Phill” Earl Orth passed away March 6 at age 66 in Traverse City. In a March 8 article in the Traverse City Record-Eagle, it was noted that Phill was “a well-known Traverse City radio disc jockey who was awarded gold records for being an early supporter of songs like ‘Play That… read more

Associate Member Highlight: Comrex

Comrex – Fun Facts: Comrex was founded in 1961. Our first product, designed by Comrex founder John Cheney, was a wireless microphone for use in live television news broadcasts. Since then, we’ve developed state-of-the-art equipment to meet a variety of broadcasting needs. From telephone couplers and hybrids, to POTS and ISDN codecs, to IP-based talk… read more

FCC’s Jim Bridgewater Retires

A name many Michigan broadcasters have come to know over the years, James A. Bridgewater, District Director of the Federal Communications Commission’s Detroit office, retired on February 29, following a 37-year career. Karole White, MAB President/CEO writes about Jim: “One of the first people I met when I came to work for the MAB in… read more

MSU and WKAR Develop App for Flint Residents During Water Crisis

Michigan State University and WKAR-TV have put the power of information in the hands of Flint residents through a new tool that navigates community resources in the wake of the ongoing water crisis. The mobile app “Empower Flint” provides a checklist of important actions people can take to protect themselves, their families and pets as… read more

MAB Chairman Ed Fernandez: You Can Make A Difference

Dear MAB Colleagues: If you have ever had a chance to participate in NAB’s annual Call on Congress, the one thing that strikes you the most is the value that the Congressional delegates place in local Broadcasters. While there are many forces working against our industry, they still understand our role and respect what we… read more

Nominations Open for MAB Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award

Our industry has some of the most outstanding people involved in it. Many industry leaders have served their community, their audience and their advertisers selflessly and tirelessly for years. It is time to recognize them! It is only fitting that as an industry we recognize excellence, those who go way above and beyond normal expectations…. read more