Category: August 2017

A Big Thank You to our PAC Supporters

The MAB Political Action Committee (MAB PAC) Board of Directors would like to thank all the members who attended our annual PAC fundraiser on August 21 at Crystal Mountain Resort. The event featured a reception, private Clipper Chairlift Rides. We also were joined by Rob Elhenicky of Kelley-Cawthorne and John D. Pirich of Honigman Miller… read more

Complaints Filed Against TV Stations for Public File Violations on Political Issue Ads

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP Last week, the Campaign Legal Center and Issue One, two political “watchdog” organizations, filed FCC complaints against two Georgia TV stations, alleging violations of the rules that govern the documents that need to be placed into a station’s public inspection file regarding political “issue advertising” (see their press… read more

FCC Watch: Two Michigan Stations Surrender Licenses

Here’s the latest Michigan-related FCC broadcast filings. August 29:  Marion R. Williams was granted a license to cover changes for WSMK-FM (Buchanan).  The station relocated its transmitter site, changed HAAT and ERP. August 28:  Educational Media Foundation filed an application to cover minor changes for FM Translator W296CG (Detroit).  The translator rebroadcasts the HD2 channel… read more

3 Disruptive Ways Generation Z Will Transform the Workplace

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: Ryan Jenkins Next Generation Speaker / Columnist Generation Z promises to bring even more unique traits to the modern workforce. Here’s what executives can expect… read more

Broadcasters Foundation Expediting Emergency Grants for Texas Broadcasters

As local Radio and TV stations across Texas mobilize their communities to help their fellow Texans hurt by Hurricane Harvey, the Broadcasters Foundation of America is expediting $1,000 grants for individual broadcasters personally harmed by the record devastation wreaked by the storm. The Broadcasters Foundation’s emergency relief program distributes one-time grants of $1,000 each after… read more

The Robinson Report: Let’s Eat An Egg

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 “It’s crazy what you can talk yourself out of when you’re scared and into when you’re not.” -Missy Welch Innovation is a… read more

WEMU’s Linda Yohn Wins National Jazz Presenter Of The Year Award

This category is for a jazz broadcaster with exceptional presentation and communications skills for an outstanding individual who hosts or produces a jazz program. It’s the first time Yohn has won this particular award; she has been named National Jazz Programmer 5 separate times since 2008. Yohn, who is celebrating her 30th anniversary with WEMU… read more

WXYZ and WMYD Take Action for Texas

Is your station or company doing something to help the hurricane victims in Texas?  Let us know about it! Email In the midst of the unprecedented destruction from Hurricane Harvey, WXYZ-TV and WMYD-TV in Detroit have taken action for Texas with a multi-platform relief effort that includes a special volunteer phone bank to assist in… read more

Mark Thomas Appointed Alpha Media Market Manager

Alpha Media has announced that Mark Thomas will join the company as Market Manager in Saginaw.  The company owns WSGW-AM/FM, WTLZ-FM, WGER-FM, and WCEN-FM. Thomas has over 30 years of industry experience, including working for iHeart Media in Riverside, CA., and serving as a Market Manager and Regional Vice President with Regent  Communications/Townsquare Media in… read more