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


WKAR Celebrates 100 Years of Service

August 12, 2022

This month, WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) kicks off a yearlong celebration of a century of service to the mid-Michigan and Spartan communities.

On August 18, 1922, WKAR first took to the air waves as an AM radio station, broadcasting agricultural news and information from Michigan State University. One hundred years later, WKAR is a robust media organization…

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Dave “Carr” Carmine Dies at 80

August 12, 2022

Longtime Michigan radio broadcaster David Carmine, known to many as “Dave Carr” (or “Cactus Dave Carr”) passed away August 8 at his home in Harrison at age 80. Carmine was a legend in the state, serving as an on-air personality, program director, engineer and station owner.

Carmine’s broadcast career goes back to the early 60s, where he worked at Detroit-area stations….

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WLLZ to Release ”Motor City Rocks 2022”

August 12, 2022

iHeart Media’s WLLZ-FM (Detroit) will release a new vinyl album, entitled “Motor City Rocks 2022,” to honor the station’s rock legacy. “Motor City Rocks 2022” was manufactured at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, and made in collaboration with Prudential Music Group executive producers Jason Hartless…

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MAB Member Benefit Spotlight

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Mental Health Support for Journalists

The MAB and Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) is offering a four-part series on mental health support to journalists and all broadcasters from across the state. The FREE program includes psychoeducation about the impact trauma and acute stress has on individuals. Each program will include “tools” for helping journalists and broadcasters cope with and reduce the impact their job-related experiences have upon their mental health and well‐being. The first session is July 26th at 9Am ET.


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.

Advocacy Conference

Advocacy Conference

Michigan broadcasters convene to learn about the issues impacting our industry and to celebrate the 2022 Lifetime Achievement, Hall of Fame, and Young Professionals of the Year recipients.


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Sports Streaming Webinar

In partnership with Michigan Digital, the MAB is offering a streaming workshop for stations to learn about the equipment needed to add video to your radio broadcasts from simple and affordable to complex.

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