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Michigan Broadcasters at NAB Show 2022!

WLEN'S Julie Koehn at the mic as part of the NAB Show Small Market Radio Forum

By: Sam Klemet, President & CEO Michigan Association of Broadcasters The bright lights of Las Vegas were dimmed by COVID, but this week’s NAB Show injected renewed energy and life not only in Sin City, but also the broadcast industry. The four days of connecting, idea sharing and celebrating was a vivid reminder about the…

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MAB: Supportting and Inspiring Future Generations

local 4 with students inspiring future generations

By: Sam Klemet, President & CEO Michigan Association of Broadcasters The Michigan Association of Broadcasters aim to support and inspire future generations. This week, students from Brother Rice High School’s broadcast program had the opportunity to see what a day in the life of a broadcaster is like while touring the Audacy Radio stations in…

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President’s Letter to MAB Members

(L-R) Sam Klemet and Karole White

Happy New Year. It is my honor to serve as the new President and CEO of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and am humbled that the Board of Directors entrusts me to carry on the work of Karole White who steps down from the position after 36 years. Karole’s work took the MAB to new…

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Broadcaster Live Streaming Summit January 24

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A new year means new opportunities and this is especially true at the MAB and for our members. We were proud to announce, recently, that the MAB worked with the MHSAA to amend their video streaming rules to allow broadcasters to carry local high school games, live. Broadcasters can now distribute live video of regular-season games from…

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A Special Message from MAB’s Karole White

Karole White

To my Dear Friends and Colleagues: It is with excitement and some trepidation that I write to you in this last newsletter of the year as the President of MAB. I will be stepping down as President on January 2 after 36 years. I will continue as development manager of the MAB Foundation for a…

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MAB Salutes Traffic Directors from Across Michigan

Sande Raines Leslie Leverett

This past Tuesday (11/2), The Michigan Association of Broadcasters was honored to recognize Traffic Directors from across the state on National Traffic Professionals Day, which was the 101st anniversary of the first commercial broadcast. Their hard work is often unseen but is critical in ensuring viewers and listeners in Michigan get the important news, information…

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Scott Shigley Elected MAB Chairman

Scott Shigley

Scott Shigley, General Manager, Liggett Communications (Port Huron), was elected Chairman of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Board of Directors during the organization’s  Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday (8/10). Shigley is the 77th chairman of the MAB, one of the largest and most successful state broadcast associations in the nation. The MAB represents nearly…

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Sam Klemet to Become CEO of the MAB

Sam Klemet

Sam Klemet rose out of 38 applicants to be the number one choice of the MAB Transition committee for the position of President/CEO of the MAB upon the retirement of long-time President and CEO Karole White in January of 2022. Sam will begin at the MAB in early September as President-Elect and work with Ms.…

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