Editor’s note: This past week, the MAB held its annual Summer Advocacy Conference, our first in-person big event since 2020 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. Fred and Paul Jacobs were an integral part of this year’s conference and this morning (8/12), Fred shared his thoughts in a post which we have borrowed from the Jacobs Media blog, JacoBLOG.Read More
WDIV-TV (Detroit) has received the coveted 2022 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast (Local 4 News at 11 p.m.) for coverage of the Oxford High School shooting. Earlier this year, the station won the 2022 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.Read More
The MAB remains focused on being forward thinking and helping members through programs and initiatives that prepare Michigan TV and radio stations for the future. Over the past nine months, the MAB has worked in collaboration with our membership, board, and committees to identify new opportunities.
And over the next several weeks, the MAB is launching a series of new initiatives to provide support and education to our members.Read More
This month, WKAR Public Media (East Lansing) kicks off a yearlong celebration of a century of service to the mid-Michigan and Spartan communities.
On August 18, 1922, WKAR first took to the air waves as an AM radio station, broadcasting agricultural news and information from Michigan State University. One hundred years later, WKAR is a robust media organization…Read More
Longtime Michigan radio broadcaster David Carmine, known to many as “Dave Carr” (or “Cactus Dave Carr”) passed away August 8 at his home in Harrison at age 80. Carmine was a legend in the state, serving as an on-air personality, program director, engineer and station owner.
Carmine’s broadcast career goes back to the early 60s, where he worked at Detroit-area stations….Read More
iHeart Media’s WLLZ-FM (Detroit) will release a new vinyl album, entitled “Motor City Rocks 2022,” to honor the station’s rock legacy. “Motor City Rocks 2022” was manufactured at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, and made in collaboration with Prudential Music Group executive producers Jason Hartless…Read More
Last week, both the FCC and FEMA issued notices to broadcasters, cable and other EAS participants that there was a vulnerability in the EAS technologies that could make those systems subject to hacking, potentially allowing bad actors to send out messages to the public using the alerting system…Read More
Liggett Communication’s WHLS-AM/FM (Port Huron) aka Rock 105.5 is teaming up with the Blue Water Area Humane Society and several local businesses for Rockin’ the Rescue, a day-long fundraising and awareness event to take place at the McMorran Plaza in Downtown Port Huron. Rock 105.5 personality Brad Biewer will broadcast live from inside a dog kennel…Read More
Former WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) News Director, John “Jack” Lawrence Hogan, 89, died at his home in Clermont, Florida on Aug. 4, 2022. Hogan led WZZM’s national award-winning news team for a quarter-century.
A well-respected leader among journalists, Hogan was elected by his peers…Read More
We often talk about how to put a digital strategy in place on the programming side of your radio station; but the sales wing of your building should have a digital strategy as well. While programming should be using the web to engage with listeners, the sales team should be using the web to generate leads.Read More