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WMUK Adds Second Frequency for Classical Programming

January 10, 2020

Western Michigan University’s WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) has announced that it is expanding both its news and information programming as well as classical music and fine arts programming with the addition of a second frequency.  On January…

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McKibbin Media Acquires WCSR-AM/FM

January 10, 2020

After closing on the purchase of Bruce and Sue Goldsen’s Jackson Radio Works’ stations on December 16, Jamie and Katina McKibbin and their McKibbin Media Group have announced the purchase of WCSR-AM/FM (Hillsdale) from longtime…

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Walker Sisson Passes

September 3, 2019

The MAB shared the news on September 3 via the web that longtime Southwest Michigan contract engineer Walker Sisson passed away September 2 at the age of 71. Services were held on September 7. Walker…

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MAB Member Benefit Spotlight

Mental Health

Securing Strong Mental Health: A Conversation for Broadcasters

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters is hosting a special conversation on the importance of mental health and the tools available for broadcasters on Wednesday, December 14 at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom with host Mental Health Association in Michigan President and CEO Marianne Huff and panelists Amyre Makupson, journalist at WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV in Detroit, and Fred Jacobs, President of Jacobs Media Strategies.

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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.

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SBE Ennes Engineering Workshop, December 7

The SBE Ennes Workshop is held in conjunction with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters student educational event, the Great Lakes Broadcast and Sports Media Academy at Ford Field in Detroit.

Registration includes parking, light breakfast, lunch, and a tour of Ford Field.

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Great Lakes Broadcast & Sports Media Academy, December 7

The full-day educational event allows those interested in a career in media to connect with Michigan TV and Radio stations during the career fair, network with peers, and learn from some of the industry's leading talent in every aspect of media.

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