Category: November 2016

Trademark Basics for Media Companies, Part One: What Trademarks Are and Why They Matter

By: Kelly Donohue and Radhika “Ronnie” Raju, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP In today’s digital economy, trademarks are often the most valuable assets that a business owns. For example, in 2015, Google’s trademark portfolio was estimated to be worth $76 billion, which constituted almost one third of the entire value of the company. Microsoft clocked in at… read more

Symson to Succeed Boehne at E.W. Scripps

E.W. Scripps Company has announced that Rich Boehne will retire from his role as president and CEO during the second half of 2017, and the company has appointed Chief Digital Officer Adam Symson to the new position of chief operating officer. As COO, Symson will report to Boehne and oversee day-to-day operations of the company’s… read more

Associate Member Resource: Thanksgiving Tips from the Michigan Restaurant Association

The Michigan Restaurant Association (MRA), an associate member of the MAB, is pleased to provide you with some facts and information for use in your news and programming this Thanksgiving season: Thousands Dine Out for Thanksgiving in Michigan – download here. Six Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips – download here. The MRA is the recognized leader… read more

WOOD Radio Brings Dave Ramsey to Town

On November 2, WOOD-AM/FM (Grand Rapids) brought syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey to DeVos Hall, offering financial advice and guidance to a sellout crowd. iHeartMedia West Michigan Market President Tim Feagan told All Access, “We are so pleased to have Dave Ramsey back in West Michigan.  Grand Rapids and WOOD Radio have hosted many Ramsey… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Ken Selvig

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Dan Kelley at dkelley@michmab.com. Ken Selvig is Chief Engineer of WOOD-TV and its associated stations WOTV, WXSP, WOLP, WOKZ, WOBC, WOHO, WOGC, WOMS in Grand Rapids.  He’s been there for 43.5 years! Q: Please share with us a brief engineering resume. Ken: Ferris State College (yes it used to be… read more

MAB Board Profile: Michael Renda

MAB News Briefs is pleased to bring you profiles of your MAB Board of Directors. This week’s profile is Michael Renda.   Michael is Vice President and General Manager for WJBK-TV (FOX 2) in Detroit. He began his broadcast career in radio at WOHO in Toledo, Ohio in 1977 as a Local Account Executive.  Shortly thereafter,… read more

NAB Criticizes FCC’s Hold on Ownership Rules

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2014 Quadrennial Review of media ownership regulations was posted in the Federal Register last week. In response, the National Association of Broadcasters sharply criticized the agency for retaining ownership rules that are stuck in the ‘70s. In the blog post, entitled “Let’s Do the Time Warp Again—The FCC’s Ownership Rules… read more