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From the President: MAB Funding Shaken

Karole White

By: Karole L. White, MAB President/CEO As all of you have suffered the loss of revenue, we have lost several NCSA Partners this spring as well. It has put a significant strain on our budget. Others just postponed their messages until Fall. We have a few new NCSA Partners as a result of, but not…

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Both Senate, House Considering Expansion of PPP Lifelines to Include Local Media

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Broadcasters may soon be able to take advantage of the Paycheck Protection Program after a bipartisan-backed bill was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday (5/13) that would allow local radio and television stations and newspapers to tap into the federal government’s small business loan forgiveness program, according to a report in InsideRadio. While stations and…

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WILX Raisies more than $10K to ‘Feed the Frontline’

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Partnering with PCFU and local restaurants, Gray Media’s WILX-TV (Lansing) has raised more the $10,000 in its ongoing effort to “Feed the Frontline.” On Monday (5/11), the station announced that donations had totaled $10,551 as it served up lunch with Ryan’s Roadhouse to Sparrow Clinton Hospital. The “Feed the Frountline” effort began on  April 14…

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J. Steele Promoted to Assistant Program Director at The BOUNCE

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Beasley Media Group announced on May 8 that J. Steele had been promoted to Assistant Program Director at WMGC-FM (Detroit). Steele joined the station in April 2019 and can be heard on 105.1 The BOUNCE each weekday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. “J. Steele brings extensive programming background to the position and has proven…

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5 Michigan Stations Honored with Regional Murrow Awards

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The Radio and Television Digital News Association announced on Tuesday (5/12) the winners of the 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards; and three radio stations and two television stations in Michigan have been recognized as winners. For small market radio, WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) was honored for Feature Reporting. In large market radio, WDET-FM (Detroit) also won…

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WSGW Recognized for Community Service with NAB Crystal Award

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WSGW-AM (Saginaw) was one of 10 radio stations across the nations to be honored on Wednesday (5/13) as part of the the 33rd annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. The 2020 NAB Crystal Radio Award recipients listed…

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Incumbent Sen. Gary Peters Begins Airing 2 New Ads

Sen. Gary Peters

Sen. Gary Peters’ campaign began airing two new advertisements in markets across the Michigan on Wednesday (5/13), touting efforts to protect the state’s businesses during the new coronavirus pandemic and bringing manufacturing back from China, according to a report in Gongwer. The Bloomfield Township Democrat won his seat as Michigan’s junior Senator in 2014 and…

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