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Veteran Grand Rapids Engineer Larry Kozal Passes

July 12, 2024

The MAB is sad to pass along the news that former Grand Rapids market radio and television engineer Larry Kozal, Jr. passed away June 29 at the age of 81. Kozal was born October 1, 1942, grew up in Muskegon. In 1965 he received his B.A. degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids.

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Supreme Court Rejects the Chevron Doctrine – What Does it Mean for Broadcasters Regulated By the FCC? 

July 12, 2024

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the longstanding Chevron doctrine, which required courts to defer to expert regulatory agencies, like the FCC, when interpreting ambiguous statutes, unless the agency acted unreasonably. 

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Chuck Edwards Joins WHMI-FM

June 28, 2024

Krol Communications Inc., today (6/28) announced the hiring of longtime Radio air personality, Chuck Edwards, as Morning Drive co-host on the company’s WHMI-FM (Howell). Chuck will join Madison June during the Monday-Friday, 5 – 10 a.m. drivetime daypart beginning July 15th, 2024.

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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!

75th Anniversary Celebration & Summer Leadership Conference

August 13, 2024
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters invites members and industry partners to the MAB's 75th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, August 13, 2024. This marquee event includes the MAB's Annual Business Meeting, Awards Banquet Dinner, leadership engagement sessions, a look back at the Associations' rich 75-year history, and a look at what's to come.

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