Category: COVID-19

Promos Available for Vaccine Town Hall Broadcast

Editor’s note:  This program and associated promotional spots is available for television and radio stations on the MAB website.  You’ll find links on the home page.  Radio and television stations throughout Michigan are setting aside competition and joining with other local broadcasters in their markets to air a special 30-minute noncommercial program entitled “Vaccine Town… read more

Broadcasters Pledge Support for Vaccine Awareness National Month of Action Beginning June 4

Editor’s note:  Your MAB has made a state-wide Vaccination Town Hall available to television and radio stations in the state.  More here. As founding members of the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Community Corps, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is urging all local radio and television stations to help kick off a National Month of Action… read more

Michigan Broadcasters Partner to Air ‘Vaccine Town Hall’ Across State

Editor’s note:  This program is now available for television and radio stations on the MAB website.  You’ll find links on the home page.  Radio and television stations throughout Michigan are setting aside competition and joining with other local broadcasters in their markets to air a special 30-minute noncommercial program entitled “Vaccine Town Hall: Answering Your… read more

Governor Accelerates State’s ‘Vacc to Normal’ Plan

On May 20, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced an updated ‘Vacc to Normal’ plan, which outlines steps Michiganders can take to emerge from this pandemic. As of June 1, capacity limits will lift for outdoor events. Additionally, indoor capacity limits will increase to 50%, allowing indoor social gatherings such as weddings and funerals to move closer… read more

Join Important Statewide Immunization Town Hall Broadcast

WDIV-TV, WJBK-TV and WXYZ-TV invite you to join them in airing a noncommercial statewide immunization town hall available for airing by all Television and radio stations beginning May 27 titled “Vaccine Town Hall: Answering Your Questions.” Even though the governor has announced the expansion of gatherings and a back to work order coming soon, we… read more

Beasley Hosts Zoom Event to Get Detroit Vaccinated

On May 13, Beasley Media Group (Detroit) hosted a Zoom meeting with community leaders to discuss ways to encourage everybody in Metro Detroit to Get Vaccinated in the next installment of Beasley’s Solutions Not Slogans campaign. WDMK-FM (Detroit) on-air personalities Mason and Angie Starr, along with sister station WMGC-FM morning show host Zannie K and… read more

CDC: Vaccinated Can Take Masks Off Indoors and Outdoors; MDHHS Updates Guidance

The Hill reported Thursday afternoon (5/13) that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidance that says if you are fully vaccinated — two weeks past the last required COVID-19 vaccine dose — you don’t need to wear masks indoors or outside, and you don’t need to maintain physical distance. “The science is… read more

Chris ‘Boatman’ Herlein Passes

The MAB is sad to pass along word that Chris Herlein, affectionately known as “Boatman” by friends and listeners of WWKR-FM (Hart/Ludington), passed away April 18 at age 54, reportedly after contracting the COVID-19 virus. Herlein passed away at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. In a article pubished in Shorelinemedia.net, his daughter Heidi Bennet recalled that… read more

WDIV Presents ‘Coronavirus Crisis: The Vaccines’

On April 14, WDIV-TV (Detroit) presented a live, hour-long special called “Coronavirus Crisis: The Vaccines.” The hour-long primetime special was hosted by anchors Devin Scillian and Kimberly Gill along with the station’s Good Health Medical Expert Dr. Frank McGeorge. McGeorge interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden, about why he thinks things… read more

Audacy Study Finds Radio, TV News Sway Those Who Are Hesitant To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Audio has the power to sway those reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine, followed closely by TV news, according to a new survey from Audacy (formerly Entercom). Results from the radio company’s Vaccine Hesitancy Custom Survey show that audio is the most trusted source of information about the COVID vaccination (46%), just ahead of TV… read more