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Interlochen Public Radio, DPTV Remember Gov. William Milliken

August 7, 2020

On August 6, Interlochen Public Radio and Detroit Public Television (DPTV) paid tribute to William G. Milliken, who served as Michigan’s governor from 1969-1983, with a celebration of life.  Milliken was remembered, among many other…

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Format Flips in Lansing, Grand Rapids

August 7, 2020

Midwest Communications has flipped formats on WLMI-FM (Grand Ledge/Lansing).  At noon on July 31, the station adopted a new classic rock/classic hits format under the handle “Cruisin’ 92.9.“ The station kicking off its new identity…

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97.1 The Ticket’s Jamie Samuelsen Passes Away at 48

August 7, 2020

Jamie Samuelson, longtime host at Entercom’s WXYT-FM (Detroit) 97.1 The Ticket, passed away Saturday (8/1) at the age of 48. Samuelsen had been battling colon cancer since January 2019. He announced his condition just days…

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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.

All Things ABIP: A Deep Dive Into the Alternative Inspection Program

March 21, 2024
1-2 p.m. Eastern

Join Larry Wilkins  Director of Engineering Services, Alabama Broadcasters Association for a one-hour walk-through of the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program.  Larry is a long-time ABIP inspector and trains other ABIP inspectors around the country.  Find out what it takes to stay legal!

The Michigan Broadcast Engineering Conference

March 13, 2024
The Double Tree by Hilton, Lansing

Join the Michigan Association of Broadcasters at the 2024 Michigan Broadcast Engineering Conference to network, learn, and celebrate. The event welcomes broadcast engineers, station managers, and industry partners for the iconic Beer and Bull networking reception, educational sessions on various engineering topics, and the presentation of the Carl E. Lee Engineering Excellence Award.

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