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Plymouth-Canton’s WSDP Announces Amplification Capital Campaign

May 24, 2024

After more than 50 years of operating in essentially the same space, Plymouth-Canton School’s WSDP-FM (88.1 the Park) has announced the Amplification Capital Campaign to raise funds to convert a classroom into a series of editing, recording, and interview studios, a staff room, and storage space.

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FCC to Consider Disclosure Requirement for AI-Generated Content in Political Ads

May 24, 2024

This past Wednesday (5/22), FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel proposed requiring disclosure of content generated by artificial intelligence (AI) in political ads on radio and TV. Rosenworcel is asking her colleagues to vote to advance a proposed rule that would require disclosure of AI content in both candidate and issue advertisements.

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SPJ Detroit Honors WXYZ-TV’s Carolyn Clifford with Lifetime Achievement Award

May 17, 2024

WXYZ-TV anchor Carolyn Clifford received the SPJ’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the event.  The 22-time Emmy Award-winning journalist anchors prime-time newscasts at the station. 

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MAB Member Benefit Spotlight

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Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio

In partnership with the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), the MAB is launching the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio program. The goal of the program is to encourage strong female leadership in Michigan radio and enhance the value of a career in radio. Women broadcasters in positions of leadership from Michigan will provide monthly guidance to the individual who will be chosen through an application process.

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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.

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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.

Webinar: Understanding More About Your Listeners in The Connected Car!

June 20, 2024
1-2 p.m. Eastern

With Juan Galdamez, Sr. Director of Broadcast Strategy & Development, Xperi.  Connectivity in the car has opened new opportunities to improve the listening experience and to gain new insights with DTS AutoStage. Pairing broadcast and IP in the car can now change the way your listeners experience your station and at the same time, give you a better understanding of your audience. For the first time ever, stations can now access real-time metrics coming from the vehicle for their AM/FM stations. All for FREE!

Capitol Day

May 14, 2024
Lansing

Broadcasters from across the state share the value of local broadcasting with state lawmakers. Attendees will receive a personal schedule of meetings. There is no charge to participate but we ask that you are available the entire day for meetings on May 15th.

Registration Includes:

May 8, 2024

11:00 am - 12:00 am, Virtual Briefing and Issues Review via Zoom

May 15, 2024

9:30 - 10:00 am, In-person Briefing and Issues Review
10:30 am - 3:30 pm, Meetings with Lawmakers
12:00 - 1:30 pm, Legislative Lunch

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