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ENCO Founder Gene Novacek Passes

Jan 10, 2020

The MAB has learned that Eugene Novacek, who founded Southfield-based broadcast technology company ENCO has died from pancreatic cancer at age 61.  He passed away in New York City on January 1. Novacek was a professional engineer (P.E.) who held engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He had early jobs at Bechtel…

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State Supreme Court Revises Courtroom Cell Phone Rules

Jan 10, 2020

The Michigan Supreme Court announced Wednesday (1/8) that cellphones will be allowed in state courts. The decision was announced after a public hearing and an opportunity for public comment. Previously, judges were allowed to set a policy on cell phones for their own courts. Chief Justice Bridget McCormack said the new rule will make state…

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WMUK Adds Second Frequency for Classical Programming

Jan 10, 2020

Western Michigan University’s WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) has announced that it is expanding both its news and information programming as well as classical music and fine arts programming with the addition of a second frequency.  On January 20, the station will split its programming with WMUK 102.1 increasing the amount of news and information programming hours with…


McKibbin Media Acquires WCSR-AM/FM

Jan 10, 2020

After closing on the purchase of Bruce and Sue Goldsen’s Jackson Radio Works’ stations on December 16, Jamie and Katina McKibbin and their McKibbin Media Group have announced the purchase of WCSR-AM/FM (Hillsdale) from longtime second-generation owner Michael Flynn.  WCSR has been in the Flynn family since 1961. McKibbin, speaking to the Hillsdale Daily Reporter,…

Walker Sisson

Walker Sisson Passes

Sep 3, 2019

The MAB shared the news on September 3 via the web that longtime Southwest Michigan contract engineer Walker Sisson passed away September 2 at the age of 71. Services were held on September 7. Walker was an on-call/contract engineer for dozens of stations in Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana.  He had the engineering bug early. …



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