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Michigan Broadcasters Impacting Lives: The MAB Community Book

Community Service Book

Michigan broadcasters give a voice to the communities we serve. Local TV and radio stations deliver impactful work, daily, on-air, but as important is the work state broadcasters do in their communities. Over the past two years, especially, Michigan broadcasters have answered the call and have been a pivotal resource for the state. From providing…

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WYCD’s Rachel & Grunwald Inducted to Country Radio Hall Of Fame

WYCD's Josh, Rachael and Grunwald.

The Country Radio Broadcasters Class of 2022 Country Radio Hall of Fame honorees have been announced and the list includes WYCD-FM (Detroit) morning personalities Rachel & Grunwald will join the Hall of Fame when induction ceremonies are held June 30 in Nashville. Rachael Hunter and Steve Grunwald have been a part of the morning team…

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Upper Peninsula broadcaster Elmer Aho Dies at 90

Elmer Aho

Longtime Upper Peninsula broadcasters Elmer Aho, host of “American Country Gold” on WFXD-FM in Marquette, passed away this past Sunday (2/20) at the age of 91 following a brief illness.  Aho was a Saturday-night fixture in U.P. radio for decades. His show consisted of classic country music, “home-spun” stories, and listener requests. Born and raised in…

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WJBK’s Huel Perkins and Monica Gayle Announce Retirements

Huel Perkins and Monica Gayle

After nearly a quarter of a century together, news anchors Huel Perkins and Monica Gayle will retire from WJBK-TV (Fox 2/Detroit) at the end of March.  The two announced their retirement together this past Wednesday (2/23) at the end of the station’s 6 p.m. newscast. “Before we go, some breaking personal news tonight, after 40-plus…

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NAB Files Comments Opposing Proposed Forest Service Fees

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The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has told the FCC that it opposes a proposal from the U.S. Forest Service to assess an annual programmatic fee on communication uses to cover the Forest Service’s costs of administering its communications use program.  A survey by your MAB indicates that this proposed fee could impact some Michigan…

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The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community to Purchase Taconite Broadcasting (Marquette)

KBIC stations list

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community announced February 18 that they have entered into an agreement with Tom Mogush of Taconite Broadcasting Inc. to purchase his radio stations in Marquette. The KBIC currently owns WCUP-FM and WGLI-FM, both in the Western U.P.  Mogush owns WMQT-FM and WZAM-AM, both based in Marquette. Kim Klopstein, President of the…

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How to Use RSS Feeds to Create a Free Radio Show Prep Service

Seth Resler

By: Seth Resler Jacobs Media Strategies A show prep service can be a valuable resource for on-air personalities. It can help overworked airstaff stay on top of current events. Unfortunately, prep services require you to trade out precious inventory. And they can’t help your jocks keep up with local events. Fortunately, you can use online…

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Detroit Radio Jazz Personality Rosetta Hines Passes

Rosetta Hines

Detroit radio personality Rosetta Hines-Loving, best known for her work at the former WJZZ-FM (now WDMK-FM) passed away February 14 at the age of 82. Hines was known in the Motor City as the first lady of jazz. “Her career was her life, she just loved music,” said her son Mir Loving in a Detroit…

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Radio Results Network Makes Donation to School Backpack Food Programs

backpack food program fundraiser

Radio Results Network (RRN), along with First National Bank & Trust of Iron Mountain have announced a donation to the Iron Mountain and Kingsford School Backpack Food Programs. These programs were started to ensure that every Friday, children in need from Iron Mountain and Kingsford schools will receive a weekend’s worth of food. The bag…

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March Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters: EAS and Next Gen TV Rulemaking Comments, Incentive Auction Reimbursements, TV Auction, GMR Licensing Deadline, and More

David Oxenford

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP March is one of those months where no regularly scheduled FCC deadlines fall.  But there are still plenty of other deadlines and dates of importance to broadcasters that fall during this month, from comment dates in rulemaking proceedings, to the start of an auction for new TV stations…

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