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Sandra Ali Joins CBS Detroit as Morning Anchor

March 24, 2023

CBS/Detroit has announced the hire of longtime Motor City anchor Sandra Ali.  Ali made her debut on the WWJ-TV morning newscast on March 6.  Ali left WDIV-TV in January after working there for 13 years.

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WJRT-TV’s Jim Wyatt Passes

March 24, 2023

WJRT-TV (Flint) has reported the passing on assignment editor Jim Wyatt who died on March 15.  Wyatt was 65.

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MSUFCU Donates $50,000 to WKAR Public Media

March 24, 2023

WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) was recently awarded $50,000 from Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) to support the station’s community-wide educational initiatives. The donation was presented at WKAR’s annual PBS KIDS Day event on Jan. 28, 2023

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MAB Member Benefit Spotlight


How to Turn a Great Local Business into a Great Local Brand

On April 20th at 1 p.m. Eastern, MAB members have the opportunity to hear from Jeff Schmidt, Senior Vice President of Professional Development, Radio Advertising Bureau. In today’s complex marketing landscape it’s critical to become the local expert your client’s depend on. In this presentation we’ll share the best practices of the innovators that brought us to this point. You’ll also learn the rules of advertising and the 4-keys to advertising success. Happy and satisfied clients spend more, renew more often, and will continue to trust you as their partner in success.


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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Broadcast Excellence Awards

The Broadcast Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievements in broadcasting by Michigan radio and television stations.  The red-carpet gala is Saturday, April 29 at Sound Board inside the MotorCity Casino Hotel beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. and the awards program starting at 7 p.m.

Golf Scramble

Support the future of Michigan broadcasting during an unFOREgettable day with the MAB Foundation. Proceeds directly benefit the 2023 MAB Foundation Scholarship Program.

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