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Your MAB: Working with Congress and Lawmakers for Our Members

Clockwise from top left: Tom Mogush (WMQT-WZAM/Marquette), Sam Klemet (MAB), Josh Trust (WWTV-WWUP-TV/Cadillac), Rick Rhoades (WLUC-TV/Marquette) and Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI1).

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters are proud to work on behalf of our members to educate Congress and state lawmakers about the issues that impact our industry. Over the past two weeks, the MAB and representatives from stations across the state have met with multiple members of Congress and their staff. Michigan currently has seven…

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SBE 2022 Leadership Development Course Set for August

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The Society of Broadcast Engineers will hold the 2022 SBE Leadership Development Course August 3-5, 2022, in Atlanta, GA. This three-day course is an intensive study of successful leadership and management, designed specifically for broadcast engineers. The course explores the nature of leadership, the difference between being a manager and being a leader, how to…

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WWJ’s 19th Winter Survival Radiothon Raises Nearly $1M in Heating Assistance

WWJ's Tony Ortiz delivers a thumbs-up to listeners for their contributions to the THAW Radiothon.

Audacy’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) has announced the results of its 19th Annual Winter Survival Radiothon for THAW, The Heat and Warmth Fund.  $986,256.00 was raised from station listeners. The day-long on-air event was held February 4 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the station. The THAW program helps those residents in southeastern Michigan who are…

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Sehvilla Mann Named WMUK News Director

Sehvilla Mann

Western Michigan University’s WMUK-FM (Kalamazoo) has announced that Sehvilla Mann has been appointed the station’s new News Director. Mann came to WMUK in 2014 and has produced award winning journalism for the last eight years, including two regional Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association. She has covered a wide range of stories…

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Josh Berry Joins WXMI

(L-R) Janice Allen, Josh Berry

Scripps Media’s WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that Josh Berry has joined the station as reporter/co-anchor on the station’s 6, 10 & 11 p.m. newscasts.  He’ll be teamed with longtime WXMI anchor Janice Allen. Berry joins the station after serving just over 4-1/2 years as news anchor at WOLO-TV in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to…

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GMR and RMLC Announce that Radio Royalty Settlement is Effective – Gives Commercial Radio Stations One Last Chance to Join Licensing Agreement by March 31

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By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In a press release issued today (2/7), the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) and performing rights organization Global Music Rights (GMR) announced that enough commercial radio stations signed the GMR licensing agreement to allow the settlement of the RMLC/GMR litigation to become effective.  As we wrote when the settlement was announced early last month,…

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WOOD-TV Welcomes New Sports Reporter/Weekend Anchor

Marlee Wierda

Nexstar’s WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that Marlee Wierda joined the station as a Sports Reporter and Weekend Sports Anchor.  She began her new position last month.  Wierda previously was the Weekend Sports Anchor at sister Nexstar station WCIA-TV in Champaign, IL. Prior to joining WCIA, Wierda interned for the Florida Panthers NHL Team, where…

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iHeartMedia Detroit Moving to New Digs

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Crain’s Detroit reports that iHeartMedia Inc. is relocating its six local radio stations from Farmington Hills to Eastern Market, in the heart of the commercial food district. Radio stations WJLB-FM, WKQI-FM, WLLZ-FM, WMXD-FM, WNIC-FM and WDFN-AM will move into the former Detroit Brewing Company building, which is currently under renovation at the corner of Orleans…

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