Month: March 2019

Michigan Republican Party Elects Cox As New Chair

This past weekend, former Michgian Representative Laura Cox was elected the next Michigan Republican Party chair at the party’s state convention. Ms. Cox was the favorite going into the convention, with broad support from Republican leadership and other popular figures in the party, including the unsuccessful U.S. Senate candidate John James. Gina Barr, who has… read more

Reserve Your 2019 ABIP Inspection Now

Scheduling has begun for the Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program (ABIP).  The MAB conducts these alternative inspections regionally from April to October. Every broadcaster wants to be in full compliance with FCC rules, but finding out that you are not in compliance by receiving an FCC fine, can be a costly learning experience. The Michigan Association of… read more

WTVB’S Ken Delaney Raises $12,000 for Heating Assistance

A record amount of money was raised in the 22nd Annual (and final) “Walk Across Branch County,” hosted by WTVB-AM (Coldwater) Morning Host Ken Delaney. The walk, held February 21, collected almost $4,000 locally during the 17 mile walk.  Combined with a two for one match from the Consumers Energy Foundation, almost $12,000 will be donated to… read more

Mike Talik Named WMYD-TV Local Sales Manager

Mike Talik has been named local sales manager of E.W. Scripps’ WMYD-TV (Detroit).  Talik joined WXYZ/WMYD-TV  as a digital strategist in April 2016. He was promoted to digital sales manager in March 2017. “Mike has done a tremendous job leading our digital success and I’m excited to have him bring that success and expertise to our local… read more

FCC To Set up Rules for $1 Billion Repack Disbursement

According to a report in Broadcasting and Cable, on March 15 the FCC will be voting on a proposal to formulate the rules for disbursing the additional $1 billion Congress approved for post incentive-auction. The additional funding is allocated for the TV stations and some radio stations repack and moving expenses. FCC Chair Ajit Pai outlined… read more

WLUC-TV Announces Winner of First Carl V. Pellonpaa Lifetime Achievement Award

WLUC-TV (Negaunee-Marquette) has announced the first recipient of the Carl V. Pellonpaa Lifetime Achievement Award.   The station established the award in honor of the late Carl Pellonpaa.  Pellonpaa was an iconic television personality in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and for 53 years the host of WLUC’s “Finland Calling” (or “Suomi Kutsuu”). The show was a Sunday morning… read more

The Leadership Lie

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: Tim Moore, Managing Partner Audience Development Group Tim Moore will be speaking at the Great Lakes Media Show, NEXT WEEK (March 5-6, 2019) in Lansing.  For… read more