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Budget Now for EAS Upgrades

January 27, 2023

FCC-mandated changes to the Emergency Alert System are scheduled to go into effect on December 12. These changes may require software and/or hardware updates that broadcasters should budget for now.

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WHMI-FM Names General Manager

January 27, 2023

Krol Communications Inc., has announced the promotion of Rich Renko to General Manager of WHMI-FM (Howell). Renko joined WHMI-FM as General Sales Manager in December, 2018. Krol’s President, Rod Krol, commented, “Rich has demonstrated strong leadership and communication skills with an outstanding commitment to the staff and community over the past four years.

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MAB to Offer Cyber Security Assessments for Broadcasters

January 27, 2023

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters wants our stations to feel protected both physically and online. Last year, the MAB and Michigan State Police began offering Site Safety Assessments to evaluate and make practical recommendations of security operations at broadcast stations. Now, the MAB and MSP are extending our support to members by offering free cyber security assessments.

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MAB Member Benefit Spotlight

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ATSC 3.0 – Where It Stands and Where It’s Going in 2023 and Beyond

On February 16 at 1 p.m. Eastern, MAB members have the opportunity to hear from Madeleine Noland, President of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC).

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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.

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2023 Great Lakes Media Show

Join the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the MAB Foundation as we come together to educate, connect, and celebrate at the re-imagined 2023 Great Lakes Media Show.

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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