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Enhance Radio: jācapps Demo for Michigan Broadcasters

The MAB continues to work on preserving AM radio’s presence in vehicles, but as automotive technology continues to evolve, there is a growing trend towards digital and streaming services in car entertainment systems. On Thursday, June 8th at Noon ET, the MAB is offering a special, free webinar for member stations looking to learn more about developing apps to enhance their station’s presence.

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WCMU’s Hamlett to Join Milwaukee PBS

Debbie Hamlett

WCMU (Mt. Pleasant) Public Media Executive Director and General Manager Debbie Hamlett has announced her resignation to join Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Milwaukee PBS as its Vice President and General Manager, effective June 12.

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Former MAB Chair Diane Kniowski Retires

Former MAB Chair and former WOOD-TV Vice-President and General Manager Diane Kniowski has announced her retirement.  Kniowski leaves her position as Chief Local Media Officer for Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media and content company in the United States.

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Detroit Legend Dave Prince Dies at 91

Motor City Radio Flashbacks reports the sad news that Detroit radio legend Dave Prince has passed last week at the age of 91.  Prince spent 45 years in broadcasting, working at WPAG (as Dave Pringle), WKMH, WXYZ, WCAR, WCZY and CKLW.

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WXMI Announces New Initiative to Combat a Rise in Youth Crime

In response to the pressing issue of youth crime, Scripps Media’s WXMI-TV/FOX 17 (Grand Rapids) is taking a proactive approach by spearheading A Path Forward. Rather than simply reporting on the increase in youth crime, this initiative aims to be part of a broader solution. By uplifting young people, FOX 17 seeks to connect families with crucial resources, address obstacles, celebrate successes, and create lasting change.

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WKAR Premieres New Season of Curious Crew for 2023

WKAR Public Media has announced the season premiere of Curious Crew, the station’s original science show for kids.  Premiering May 20, the debut episode had host Dr. Rob Stephenson and the Crew explore curveball curiosities and the physics of baseball at Jackson Field, the home of the Lansing Lugnuts.

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Ford Now Committed to Keeping AM Radio in Vehicles

“NAB commends Ford for committing to keep AM radio in their vehicles, which will keep Americans safe and informed, particularly in times of emergency. With tens of millions of listeners, AM radio continues to serve as a vital lifeline to the public and a critical source of community news and exchange of diverse ideas.”

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Find Your Next Employee at BEA Virtual Mixer May 24

There’s a new group of graduating seniors at colleges across the country that are eager to join the workforce. Watch on Wednesday, May 24 as a select group of BEA member media graduates share their resumes and portfolio reels virtually with broadcast experts and get hands-on advice as they search for their first jobs in our business plus have a chance to interact directly with the students throughout the session.

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