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iHeartMedia/Detroit Names Colleen Grant Metro President

September 23, 2022

iHeartMedia/Detroit elevates Senior VP/Sales Colleen Grant to Metro President for its six-station cluster there, including AC WNIC-FM, Hip Hop WJLB-FM, Classic Rock WLLZ-FM, News WDFN-AM (BIN 1130), CHR WKQI-FM (Channel 955) and R&B WMXD-FM (Mix 92.3).

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WSAQ Has Record Year with Roof Sit 2022!

September 23, 2022

Last week, Liggett Communication’s WSAQ-FM (Port Huron) held its annual “Roof Sit” to benefit the St. Clair County Child Abuse and Neglect Council (CAN Council) and raised a record $179,000!

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Townsquare’s WCRZ Raises $82k for Children’s Hospital

September 23, 2022

On September 15-16, Townsquare Media’s WCRZ-FM (Flint) once again hosted its annual “Let’s Make Miracles Radiothon” to benefit Hurley Children’s Hospital.  This year’s effort raised $82,105 for the hospital!  This was a 22.8% increase over the prior year.

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MAB Member Benefit Spotlight

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Creating a Station Environment No One Wants to Leave

The best way to recruit the best talent is to create a newsroom no one wants to leave. Retention is the core of good recruiting and it takes a village to build a positive newsroom culture. Everyone in the newsroom is responsible for the culture of the newsroom, making what we do better and how we do it more efficient, and doing it all while supporting each other.  Sign up for our October 20 webinar with Kevin Benz, Principal, KevinBenz.News.

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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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Mental Health Support for Journalists Session 3, Sept 27

The MAB and Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) is offering a four-part series on mental health support to journalists and all broadcasters from across the state. The Session 3 topic is "Establishing Internal Boundaries to Remain Objective."

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Great Lakes Broadcast & Sports Media Academy, Dec. 7

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

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