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Michigan Association of Broadcasters

Moving Michigan Media Forward

Helping members serve their community, their clients and their employees through innovative services and programs.



WDMK-FM’s Mildred Gaddis Featured in Michigan Chronicle

June 2, 2023

The MAB has learned that 47-year Broadcast Journalist and WDMK-FM (Detroit) host Mildred Gaddis is the subject of a feature article in the Michigan Chronicle’s Digital Daily. 

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Former MAB Chair Diane Kniowski Retires

June 2, 2023

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

June 2, 2023

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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MAB Member Benefit Spotlight


7 Traits That Supercharge Social Media Engagement & Help Others Feel A Part Of Something

On June 15th at 1 p.m. Eastern, MAB members have the opportunity to hear from Lori Lewis,  President of Lori Lewis Media as she discusses how social media is a critical gateway to radio for increased awareness and listening and it’s how you’re using it that could be stunting opportunity. Lori will share seven traits that not only strengthen top-of-mind and loyalty but transcend from social media to on-air. She will help you make social media more purposeful – giving everyone the relatability and belonging they crave.


Broadcast Station Site Safety Assessments

Unfortunately, media outlets and personnel have become targets of violence and harassment.  In an effort to help provide protection to broadcasters in Michigan, the MAB and Michigan State Police Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Desk are partnering to help broadcast stations ensure safety for their staff and facilities by offering Station Site Safety Assessments that will evaluate and make practical recommendations of security operations at broadcast stations and identify options for facility owners and operators to mitigate against relevant threats.


Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program

The Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP) is a unique partnership between the MAB and the FCC to ensure compliance with federal regulations and to avoid surprise inspections. Stations that pass the inspection receive a three-year Certification of Compliance.


Mark Your Calendar

The MAB hosts events for all Michigan broadcasters throughout the year both in-person and online.  Along with the continuing education opportunities, the MAB connects broadcasters with chances to network and celebrate during awards ceremonies.  Keep track of the MAB opportunities on the events calendar.

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Swagger Institute specializes in sales and leadership training, motivational speaking and business consulting.  Founded by Derron Steenbergen to help the business community break out of the daily grind and regain its swagger.

July 18: Lansing

July 20: Marquette


Producer & Journalist Training

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters is dedicating an intensive day of training for one of the most essential people in our newsrooms, newscast producers and journalists.

This full day workshop is led by Al Tompkins. This is a highly interactive, practical and fast-moving experience that is loaded with real-life examples that you will be able to apply on your next shift.

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