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Format Flips in Grand Rapids and the Upper Peninsula

July 12, 2024

During our newsletter break for the 4th of July, your MAB learned of three stations with format adjustments here in Michigan.  In Grand Rapids, Townsquare Media has rebranded Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR-FM as “98.7 The Grand.”

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WGHN’s Mary Ellen Murphy Launches Coast Guard Barbie™ Campaign

July 12, 2024

WGHN-FM (Grand Haven) Morning Host Mary Ellen Murphy has announced the launch of the station’s “Coast Guard Barbie™” Campaign.  Murphy, opened up about her journey with Barbie Millicent Rogers™ (her real name) during her cancer treatment last year in a heartfelt conversation with WGHN’s Jesse Bruce.

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Latitude Media Introduces Joe Walters and Kyle Sandel

July 12, 2024

Latitude Media (Mt. Pleasant) has announced the addition of two talented individuals to its esteemed broadcast team at My1043 WCZY, Buck92 WMMI, and My Michigan Podcasts. Joe Walters joins the morning show on My1043 WCZY alongside Lizz G, bringing over a decade of experience in radio and a deep connection to the local community. Additionally, Kyle Sandel steps into the role of Sports Director.

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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.

Webinar: Navigating Legal Issues Involving Sales Contests & Sweepstakes

August 18, 2024
1-2 p.m. Eastern

With Charlie Kadado and Brian Wassom, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

  • Ensure your promotions are legally sound with insights into the laws and regulations governing contests and sweepstakes.
  • Learn practical strategies and tips for structuring your contests and sweepstakes to minimize legal risk.

75th Anniversary Celebration & Summer Leadership Conference

August 13, 2024
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters invites members and industry partners to the MAB's 75th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, August 13, 2024. This marquee event includes the MAB's Annual Business Meeting, Awards Banquet Dinner, leadership engagement sessions, a look back at the Associations' rich 75-year history, and a look at what's to come.

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