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Jim “JJ” Johnson Hangs Up His Headphones

December 8, 2023

On December 1, Broadcast veteran and host of WOMC’s “JJ and JoAnne Morning Show” said goodbye and officially retired after 52 years in Detroit radio.  Johnson started his career on 104.3, then known as WEXL, but rose to fame in Detroit as a morning show host on WWWW-FM and then as a longtime morning host on “JJ and The Morning Crew,” first on Detroit’s WRIF, followed by WLLZ-FM and WCSX-FM.

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WPBN-TV Meteorologist Mark Watkins Retires After 55 Years

December 8, 2023

WPBN/WGTU-TV (Traverse City) Meteorologist Mark Watkins has retired after 13+ years at the stations and a career spanning nearly 55 years.  Watkins began his career in radio back in 1969 during his high school years at a local radio station in Georgia.  From there he moved to Chicago where he attended Northwestern University and also working as a nighttime radio personality

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Chris Brunt Joins Jacobs Media and jācapps

December 8, 2023

Consulting and research firm Jacobs Media and leading mobile application development company jācapps announced December 6 that Chris Brunt has been added to their teams. His title – Director of Digital and Revenue Generation – is reflective of his unique skill set.

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MAB Member Benefit Spotlight

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Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio

In partnership with the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), the MAB is launching the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio program. The goal of the program is to encourage strong female leadership in Michigan radio and enhance the value of a career in radio. Women broadcasters in positions of leadership from Michigan will provide monthly guidance to the individual who will be chosen through an application process.


Broadcast Station Site Safety Assessments

Unfortunately, media outlets and personnel have become targets of violence and harassment.  In an effort to help provide protection to broadcasters in Michigan, the MAB and Michigan State Police Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Desk are partnering to help broadcast stations ensure safety for their staff and facilities by offering Station Site Safety Assessments that will evaluate and make practical recommendations of security operations at broadcast stations and identify options for facility owners and operators to mitigate against relevant threats.


Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program

The Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) is a unique partnership between the MAB and the FCC to ensure compliance with federal regulations and to avoid surprise inspections. Stations that pass the inspection receive a three-year Certification of Compliance.


Mark Your Calendar

The MAB hosts events for all Michigan broadcasters throughout the year both in-person and online.  Along with the continuing education opportunities, the MAB connects broadcasters with chances to network and celebrate during awards ceremonies.  Keep track of the MAB opportunities on the events calendar.

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November 2nd - The full-day event allows those interested in a career in media to connect with Michigan TV and Radio stations during a career fair, network with peers, and learn from some of the industry's leading talent in every aspect of media.


Midwest Broadcast & Multimedia Technology Conference 2023

Join us for MBMTC 2023 – a full day of learning, exploring, and networking designed specifically for broadcast engineers and multimedia professionals.

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