Month: October 2018

A Message from the MABF Chair:

The MAB Foundation is dedicated to promoting, supporting and enhancing the broadcast industry for the good of all Michigan citizens, through education, research, public service, historical preservation, information dissemination and a commitment to diversity in all aspects of the broadcast industry. Broadcasting is an industry in the midst of technological transformation. It is as exciting… read more

The Robinson Report: Highlight Reel

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: Kevin Robinson You’ve done it. We’ve all done it. Guilty. People will like you because of your social highlight reel. The top line fodder you offer… read more

MAB Partners with MSU for the Future of Media Sales

MAB members had the great opportunity to mentor student members of MSU’s Global Sales Leadership Society (GSLS) on Wednesday evening as part of the organization’s partnership with the university. Gary Baxter, WSYM-TV Fox 47 (Lansing), Jeff Hutchings, WNEM-TV (Saginaw), Jamie McKibbin, Jackson Radio Works (Jackson), and Steve Schram, Michigan Radio (Detroit) led a discussion on the… read more

Candidates Debate on Local Radio

At least two local Michigan radio stations have had candidates in the upcoming November election in their studio for debates. On October 15, WKZO-AM (Kalamazoo) hosted a one-hour debate for the major Congressional candidates for the 6th District seat.  Incumbent Republican Fred Upton and Democrat Matt Longjohn answered questions ranging from Longjohn’s M.D. title to fixing… read more

WOMC Raises $114K for Beaumont Hospital

On September 27, Entercom’s WOMC-FM aired a 13-hour radiothon to benefit  Beaumont Children’s Hospital.   The broadcast took place from the South Tower Concourse of the hospital and was anchored by WOMC personalities Stephen Clark, JoAnne Purtan, Jim Johnson and Beau Daniels.  They were joined by special guests and other station airstaff. More than 500 donors contributed… read more

WJRT-TV Celebrates 60 Years

On October 12, WJRT-TV (Flint) celebrated 60 years of service to the Flint/Saginaw/Bay City market.  The station signed on in 1958, after a prolonged fight between four applicants for the channel.  The Goodwill Stations, then owners of WJR-AM (Detroit) was the winning applicant. The station has been an ABC affiliate since day one, and was… read more

WEMU to Hold New Donor Welcome Reception

On November 14, Eastern Michigan University’s WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti) will  hold a reception for new donors to the station.  Those who make a first-time donation of $200 or more can join the station at a New Donor Welcome Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Zingerman’s Greyline in downtown Ann Arbor. New donors can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, live jazz… read more