Posts Tagged ‘Issue 285’
MAB-PAC: Help Us Help You!
It’s early January and an election year. Many lawmakers will be running for another term. There will also be a large group of first timers who will run and win a coveted seat in the Michigan House or Senate. The MAB Political Action Committee (MABPAC) needs to reach these candidates for political office. We need…Read More
Great Lakes Media Show to go Digital in 2022!
From MAB President/CEO Sam Klemet: The Michigan Association of Broadcasters’ primary mission is to support our members and provide opportunities to learn and grow. And no event gives Michigan broadcasters a greater opportunity to collaborate and learn as an industry like the annual Great Lakes Media Show. This year’s event is slated for March 2-3…Read More
WDET Teams Up with MSU with new Podcast
WDET-FM (Detroit) has teamed up with Michigan State University’s Science Gallery to present a 10-episode podcast series titled “Tracked and Traced.” The series is named after the science gallery’s 10 week exhibit, which also explored themes of surveillance. New episodes released every other week, starting early 2022. Hosted by Natasha T Miller and Antajuan Scott and…Read More
FCC Plans to Adopt Two Minor Changes to its Political Broadcasting Rules – What is Being Changed?
By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The FCC, at its January 27 monthly open meeting, will be voting on the adoption of two relatively minor changes to its political broadcasting rules. While some press reports suggested that the changes would expand the FCC’s jurisdiction into online political advertising, in fact the draft of the FCC’s Report…Read More
Townsquare’s WLHT Welcomes Laura Hardy
Townsquare Media has announced that Laura Hardy joined its WLHT-FM (Grand Rapids) as co-host of the “Big Joe Show.” The Big Joe Show is helmed by Michigan native Joe Pesh, and Hardy joins the show after a nationwide search for a co-host that was epitomized by the idea of ‘Local First.’ Hardy, known as “Regular…Read More
Traffic Director Spotlight: Patty Vandenberg (Midwest Communications/Southeast Michigan)
Patty Vandenberg is the Traffic Specialist for WHTC/WYVN and WTVB, Midwest Communications MAB: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Patty: Contact my financial planner MAB: If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Patty: A foreign language MAB: What is your favorite comfort food? Patty:…Read More
WSGW Announces “Behind the Mitten”
Alpha Media’s WSGW-AM/FM has announced the addition of “Behind the Mitten,” airing Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m. The show is hosted by Amy Sherman and John Gonzalez and is a radio show about food, festivals, beer and more! The show brings incredible stories from all over Michigan, including the stories of the amazing people…Read More
The Difference Between an Audience and a Community — And What It Means For Broadcasters
By: Seth Resler Jacobs Media Strategies For more than six years, I have taught radio stations how to implement a digital strategy known as Content Marketing. The concept is simple: create content — blogposts, videos, podcasts, etc. — to attract an audience. The strategy is not a new one. In fact, it pre-dates the internet.…Read More
Grand Valley Says Goodbye to Real Oldies
Last Friday (1/7) at 2:00 p.m.. after 12 years of operation and service to the community, Grand Valley State University said goodbye to Real Oldies 1480 and 850 AM. Transmission and streaming came to an end. The station, writing on its Facebook page, said “this difficult decision came out of many discussions about the station’s…Read More
Whitmer Announces Date for State of the State Address; MAB to Provide Feed
Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Speaker Jason Wentworth issued a joint statement this past Monday to announce that the 2022 State of the State address will be held in a virtual format and broadcast live throughout the state on Wednesday, January 26. “The State of the State address is a tradition rooted in history. It is…Read More