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Scott Shigley Elected MAB Chairman

Scott Shigley

Scott Shigley, General Manager, Liggett Communications (Port Huron), was elected Chairman of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Board of Directors during the organization’s  Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday (8/10). Shigley is the 77th chairman of the MAB, one of the largest and most successful state broadcast associations in the nation. The MAB represents nearly…

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Sam Klemet to Become CEO of the MAB

Sam Klemet

Sam Klemet rose out of 38 applicants to be the number one choice of the MAB Transition committee for the position of President/CEO of the MAB upon the retirement of long-time President and CEO Karole White in January of 2022. Sam will begin at the MAB in early September as President-Elect and work with Ms.…

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Heritage Center to Explore Public Broadcasting’s Impact In The U.P.

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Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center Director Dan Truckey has announced that the organization is going to explore the impact public broadcasting has made in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Speaking with WNMU-TV Host Mike Settles, Truckey said they are particularly interested in how it affected young people in the region, whether they were going to attend Northern Michigan…

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MIOSHA Encourages Employers to Follow Updated CDC Guidance to Contain the Spread of COVID-19


The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is strongly encouraging Michigan employers to follow recently updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines due to the Delta variant of COVID-19. “As transmission rates accelerate rapidly in many Michigan counties, Michigan employers should monitor the spread of COVID-19 in their local communities and follow the…

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WWJ Radio Announces New Lineup


Audacy’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) has announced a new anchor lineup, effective immediately. Jason Scott has been promoted to morning drive and will co-anchor with Roberta Jasina from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET. Tony Ortiz has also been elevated as new afternoon drive co-anchor, teaming with Jackie Paige from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. Brooke…

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MAB Signs 50 State Tax Certificate Letter; Thank You Sen. Gary Peters

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Your MAB has joined 49 other state broadcast associations in signing a letter to Congress in support for the Minority Tax Certificate Program.  During the 117th Congress, the Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act (H.R. 4871) was introduced in the House, by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-04). Additionally, Sen. Gary Peters (MI)…

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2021 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced; One Michigan Station on List

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The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced the finalists for the 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. The winners will be announced October 13 at the Marconi Reception, held during the 2021 Radio Show in Las Vegas. The Marconi Reception will begin immediately following Wednesday’s “Putting Podcasting…

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Blarney Stone Broadcasting puts TC West High School Sports Back On The Air

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The Traverse City West Titans’ football, boys’ basketball and select girls’ basketball games will be broadcast after a long hiatus thanks to an exclusive partnership with Blarney Stone Broadcasting. For the first time in more than 15 years, the full schedule of these sports will be broadcast on WWMN-FM (Thompsonville), operated by Blarney Stone Broadcasting…

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WWMT Upgrades Signal with New Antenna, Transmitter

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Sinclair Broadcast Group’s WWMT-TV (Kalamazoo) has lit up a new transmitter and antenna at its Gun Lake transmitter site in Barry County. Starting late afternoon on August 6, over-the-air viewers of the station and its digital subchannel (CW7) may have noticed an improved signal coming to their TV sets. The changes, which were years in…

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Embedding Social Media Videos on Your Website? – Court Case Says Get Permission from Copyright Owner First

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By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Editor’s note:  On Thursday, August 19 at 1 p.m., the MAB Third Thursday webinar will feature David Oxenford speaking on “Copyright Issues for Broadcasters.”  Register for this webinar here. We’ve written before over the controversy as to whether embedding pictures or video served by a social media site on your website negates…

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