Tag: Issue 92

NATAS Announces 2018 Silver/Gold Circle Nominees

The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the nominees for its 2018 Silver and Gold Circle awards.  One of the highest honors given by NATAS, the Michigan Silver Circle® recognizes television professionals who have performed distinguished service within the television industry for 25 years or more. Gold… read more

WXYZ-TV Names Newsmaker of the Year

WXYZ-TV (Detroit) has named Gerard “Gerry” Anderson, Chairman and CEO of DTE Energy, the 2017 Newsmaker of the Year. Anderson has been applauded for his company’s civic contributions, including the state-of-the-art Beacon Park, the annual tree lighting at Campus Martius Park, new neighborhood street lights, and power for major public events including the Detroit Grand Prix…. read more

WMGC-FM Launches Weight Loss/Healthy Living Challenge

Beasley Media Group’s WMGC-FM (Detroit) launched of  The Bounce’s 105K lb. Weight Loss & Healthy Living Challenge on January 27.  The challenge is a 10-week program designed to encourage listeners to exercise, eat healthier, and have a better overall understanding of what it means to live a healthy life. Molina Healthcare, Custom Health Centers, and Eastern Market… read more

Put Your Money Where Your Mouths Are

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 DickTaylorBlog.com Last week, I wrote about the power of the human voice. Each of us who decided to make radio a career was… read more

IVaccinate Focuses On The Flu

By: Karole L. White President/CEO, MAB The two-year partnership between MAB and IVaccinate has a new emphasis this year as we turn our attention to the flu season.  This is the particularly dangerous flu season.  It’s not only hitting children and those with a weakened immune system; it’s bringing perfectly healthy people down to their… read more

WNEM-TV Says Goodbye to Al Blinke

On a January 19 newscast, the staff of WNEM-TV (Saginaw) said goodbye to 13-year station veteran, Vice President and General Manager Al Blinke: Blinke announced his retirement in October of 2017, following a 40-year career in broadcasting. He started his career in radio as a reporter, writer and producer at WWJ-AM (Detroit). He moved into… read more

Michigan Radio Podcast Gives Voice to Detroit’s MorningSide

Michigan Radio is launching a local project to give voice to residents of Detroit’s MorningSide neighborhood, as part of the station’s continued participation in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative. The MorningSide Podcast project will recruit residents from the neighborhood to produce regular podcasts of local interest and news for their fellow MorningSide neighbors. Michigan Radio will… read more

Broadcasters Earn Praise in Congress

At the first of what could be several congressional hearings into the Emergency Alert System, lawmakers in Washington on January 25 received much attention to how good a job broadcasters do during a crisis.  Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) said this month’s scare in Hawaii had one positive impact in showing that the EAS worked as… read more

Music Modernization Act Introduced

According to a report in Inside Radio, U.S. Senate introduced legislation titled ‘Music Modernization Act’ as a compromise over music rights. The National Association of Broadcasters has concerns about the bill. According to NAB President Gordon Smith “the current bill text includes unrelated provisions that will almost certainly result in unjustifiable cost increases for local… read more