Month: September 2018

WOOD-TV, WDIV-TV Will Host Gubernatorial Debates Announced for October 12 and 24

Candidates in Michigan’s November Gubernatorial election will appear in two debates in October.  Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette will appear in debates hosted by WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) on October 12 and WDIV-TV (Detroit) on October 24. In Grand Rapids, Rick Albin, host of WOOD-TV’s political show “To the Point,” will moderate then first… read more

WDET-FM, Feet in 2 Worlds Offers Food Journalism Fellowships

WDET-FM (Detroit) and Feet in 2 Worlds, an award-winning website and journalism training project, have teamed up to offer food journalism fellowships to four immigrant journalists and journalists of color in Metro Detroit. The fellowship reflects a shared commitment by the two organizations to bring greater diversity to WDET’s newsroom and to support the voices… read more

Environmental Journalists to Gather in Flint, October 3-7

The Society of Environmental Journalists has announced their 28th Annual Conference, October 3 through 7.  Hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint, the Society expects over 400 journalists, students, educators and others to attend. Nine reporting tours will visit the lush forests of Northern Michigan, study Great Lakes research and Canada’s Chemical Valley, take a schooner… read more

The Fall Book Is On. Now What?

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting The fall book is on and before we get too deep into it, here are a few basic and easy to implement… read more

Get Involved as a Mentor at the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference

  WE WANT YOU to get involved with the future generation of broadcasters!The MAB Foundation is looking for volunteers to participate in this exciting and energetic student broadcasting conference. Here’s what we need: Professionals to serve as Speed Networkers A News Team to lead a “behind the scenes” session A Photojournalist to lead a session… read more

Meet your MAB Board Member of the week: Zoe Burdine-Fly

Zoe Burdine-Fly brings more than 25 years of media leadership experience from major media companies, including Townsquare Media, Clear Channel, and Citadel Communications in markets like Lansing, Flint, Syracuse, and Chicago. Best known for her energetic spirit, creativity and tenacity, she has been in a leadership role in one form or another since the early… read more

MSU’s WDBM-FM Appoints Alumnus to lead Station into Future

Story and photos by:  Russ White, MSU Today/WKAR.org MSU alumnus Jeremy Whiting is the new professional general manager of Michigan State University’s award-winning student radio station WDBM 88.9FM,  better known as the Impact. He’s just the third GM in the almost 30 year history of the radio station, which will celebrate 30 years on the… read more

Nationwide EAS/WEA Test Next Thursday (9/20); Don’t Forget the Reporting

A reminder to broadcasters that this coming Thursday, September 20 at 2:20 p.m. Eastern, FEMA and the FCC will be conducting another nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System.  This year’s test will also include testing of WEA, the Wireless Emergency Alert System – so in addition to conducting a broadcast Emergency Alert System text,… read more

Brad Tunney Promoted; Blake Froling Joins WLUN

WLUN-FM ESPN 100.9 (Pinconning-Midland) has announced the promotion of Brad Tunney to the station’s lead play-by-play broadcaster, and the hiring of Blake Froling as a new play-by-play broadcaster and content coordinator. Tunney, who has worked with the station and the Great Lakes Loons since 2014, replaces broadcaster Chris Vosters, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities…. read more