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WILX-TV Relaunches “Studio 10”

Jan 13, 2023

Gray Television’s WILX-TV (Lansing) has announced the relaunch of its lifestyle program, Studio 10.  The show features local food, health, parenting and financial tips, entertainment, local stories and more.

WILX initially launched Studio 10 in the fall of 2020, took a brief hiatus in the summer of 2022 and now returns on January 16.

Scott Vertical to Mornings at WQKL

Jan 13, 2023

Cumulus Media’s WQKL-FM (Ann Arbor) announced January 3 that Scott Vertical has joined the station as morning host.  Vertical steps into the role following the retirement of longtime morning host and 40-year Southeast Michigan radio personality Martin Bandyke.

Phil Tower Named Station Manager at WYCE

Jan 13, 2023

Longtime WOOD-AM/FM Director of News and Programming Phil Tower has been named Station Manager at WYCE-FM (Grand Rapids).  WYCE is a non-commercial, independent, community radio station serving Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

U.P. Broadcaster Aaron Harper Passes

Jan 13, 2023

Pioneer Upper Peninsula broadcaster Aaron Harper passed away.  Harper worked at WJNR-FM (Iron Mountain) and Results Broadcasting, for nearly 50 years.

He died on Sunday (1/8) at the age of 76. Harper was the first voice heard on WJNR went it signed on in 1972.

WWTV/WWUP-TV Welcomes Jodi Miesen

Jan 13, 2023

Heritage Broadcasting’s WWTV/WWUP-TV (Cadillac) has announced that Jodi Miesen has joined the station as a general assignment reporter. Prior to her move up north, Miesen was a news reporter for WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo), the NPR affiliate connected to Western Michigan University.

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MAB & State Associations File Opposition to Proposed EAS Changes

Jan 13, 2023

The MAB, in combination with the state broadcasters associations of all 50 states filed Joint Comments on December 23 arguing against the FCC’s proposed imposition of new EAS cybersecurity monitoring and reporting obligations and harsh enforcement policies on EAS Participants like broadcasters until the FCC has at least undertaken a number of other steps to improve the safety and security of EAS.

Happy New Year from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters

Jan 6, 2023

It is an honor to serve our more than 285 member stations and nearly 4,000 broadcasters in the state who are an essential piece of the fabric of Michigan, keeping Michiganders safe and informed.

Michigan Broadcasters Invited to Virtual Sales & Management Summit

Jan 6, 2023

The MAB, P1 Learning, and the Swagger Institute are partnering to offer members exclusive access to Rising Above, a virtual sales and management summit on January 25-26, 2023.

105.7 The Bird Debuts in Alpena

Jan 6, 2023

Following a flip from talk programming to non-stop Christmas music on Thanksgiving Day, Midwestern Broadcasting’s WZTK-FM (Alpena) launched oldies “105.7 The Bird” on January 2.

MAB Partners with BetterHelp to Provide Free Therapy for Broadcasters

Jan 6, 2023

Now more than ever, during these unprecedented times, we understand that a lot of our members might need a helping hand which is why the MAB has partnered with BetterHelp to extend an additional layer of care and provide you with easy and confidential access to professional therapy at no cost.



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