Month: December 2018

First Phase of TV Channel Repack Completed

November 30 marked the completion of the first phase of TV channel repacking process. The second phase began on December 1. According to the FCC, at least 140 stations in more than 20 markets changed frequencies in the first phase of the post-incentive auction channel move. Over a thousand TV stations are being moved to… read more

Meet Your MAB Board Member of the Week: Scott Shigley

Scott Shigley started his broadcast career in sales at the Liggett owned station in Lansing, WFMK in 1993. He began his sales management career in 1998, managing stations in Adrian (Friends Communications: WQTE,WABJ, WBZV), Port Huron (Liggett Communications: WSAQ/WBTI/WPHM/WHLS/WHLX), Greater Media Detroit (WMGC- Magic 105.1, WCSX Classic Rock 94.7). After that, Scott worked in advertising… read more

Stop Sounding Desperate and Attract Ideal Candidates with Laurie Kahn at the #MABshow

Laurie Kahn is Creator and President of Media Staffing Network, Inc., the first staffing company to cater exclusively to media sales and associated departments for full time placement, consulting and career coaching for the Agency, Broadcast, Cable, Internet, Digital, New Media and Print industries.  Successfully placing people since 1993, now offers solutions to finding local sellers… read more

Nexstar to Acquire Tribune in $6.4B Deal

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. and Tribune Media Company announced December 3 that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Nexstar will acquire all outstanding shares of Tribune Media for $46.50 per share in a cash transaction that is valued at $6.4 billion, including the assumption of Tribune Media’s outstanding debt. The proposed transaction… read more

Warm Hearts, Warm Homes Returns to WCMU

WCMU Public Radio has launched its fifth annual Warm Hearts, Warm Homes campaign to fuel home-heating assistance across central and northern Michigan. An important collaboration continues with Consumers Energy, Isabella Bank and WCMU Public Radio listeners. Through this season of giving, WCMU listeners will support their community two-fold with access to quality public radio programming,… read more