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FCC and FEMA Warn Broadcasters and MVPDs that EAS Systems Have Security Vulnerability

August 12, 2022

Last week, both the FCC and FEMA issued notices to broadcasters, cable and other EAS participants that there was a vulnerability in the EAS technologies that could make those systems subject to hacking, potentially allowing bad actors to send out messages to the public using the alerting system…

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WHLS to ‘Rock the Rescue’

August 12, 2022

Liggett Communication’s WHLS-AM/FM (Port Huron) aka Rock 105.5 is teaming up with the Blue Water Area Humane Society and several local businesses for Rockin’ the Rescue, a day-long fundraising and awareness event to take place at the McMorran Plaza in Downtown Port Huron. Rock 105.5 personality Brad Biewer will broadcast live from inside a dog kennel…

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Former WZZM News Director Passes

August 12, 2022

Former WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) News Director, John “Jack” Lawrence Hogan, 89, died at his home in Clermont, Florida on Aug. 4, 2022. Hogan led WZZM’s national award-winning news team for a quarter-century.

A well-respected leader among journalists, Hogan was elected by his peers…

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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.

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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.

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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