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WCML-FM/TV Off-Air Following Fire

March 1, 2024

The transmitter building for WCMU Public Media’s Alpena-based satellite stations (WCML-FM/TV) was labeled a complete loss after a fire this past Wednesday (2/28). All equipment in the building, including WCML transmitters as well as the transmitter for non-commercial WPHN-FM, which shared the building and tower were lost in the blaze.

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WDIV Partners with Michigan Chronicle in Effort to Elevate Local News Coverage

March 1, 2024

Graham Media’s WDIV-TV (Detroit) and the Michigan Chronicle announced a new media partnership aimed at elevating local news coverage in the Metro Detroit region. This collaboration marks a significant step towards bolstering community engagement, fostering inclusivity, and enriching the depth of coverage on issues vital to Detroit and the state of Michigan.

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Sports Rap Radio to Launch in Detroit

March 1, 2024

Veteran sports columnist, television personality and radio host Rob Parker is teaming with three former athletes to launch “Sports Rap Radio” via an LMA of Audacy’s WXYT-AM (Detroit).

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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.

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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.

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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.

All Things ABIP: A Deep Dive Into the Alternative Inspection Program

March 21, 2024
1-2 p.m. Eastern

Join Larry Wilkins  Director of Engineering Services, Alabama Broadcasters Association for a one-hour walk-through of the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program.  Larry is a long-time ABIP inspector and trains other ABIP inspectors around the country.  Find out what it takes to stay legal!

The Michigan Broadcast Engineering Conference

March 13, 2024
The Double Tree by Hilton, Lansing

Join the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the 2024 Michigan Broadcast Engineering Conference to network, learn, and celebrate. The event welcomes broadcast engineers, station managers, and industry partners for the iconic Beer and Bull networking reception, educational sessions on various engineering topics, and the presentation of the Carl E. Lee Engineering Excellence Award.

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