Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced that she will deliver her second State of the State address on Wednesday, January 29. As in the past, The MAB will offer a pool feed of the address beginning at 7 p.m. The MAB TV feed will be unhosted, allowing your anchors to introduce and conclude the broadcast.
We encourage all TV stations to take the raw feed and carry the address live over the air and on your website if you can. The feed from the Capitol will be closed-captioned. We are still planning for radio (which may be a hosted feed or, as with television, unhosted).
Full technical details to come, but the address will be distributed to television via Galaxy 17. Radio will be provided a hosted feed to be determined.
Commercial broadcasters should have received a clearance survey If you have not already filled it out please do so and get it in . We want as many stations to air the program live as possible to show the Governor the power of Michigan Broadcasters. The survey is here. If you need any additional information, contact Dan Kelley at the MAB: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOP Response: We will provide an FTP link for downloading the GOP response to the Governor’s State of the State. There will not be a satellite feed of the response. We have been advised (1/13) that there will be no GOP recorded response; instead there will be a press release issued either the evening of the address of the next morning.
If you are unable to carry the State of the State Address on one of your channels, you may record and tape delay it to be played at a more convenient time. We are trying to get at least one TV and one radio station in each market to carry it live.
Broadcast details will be provided as they become available on the MAB Website.
Revised 1/13 re: GOP response