Month: May 2019

NTCA asks FCC to Expand Ownership Ban

According to a report in TVNewsCheck, the Internet and Television Association (NTCA) urged the agency to tighten the rules barring a single company from owning multiple network affiliate stations in the same market. The group wants the FCC to extend the ban beyond the four major broadcast networks to include multicast streams and low-power stations. The… read more

Alexa Won’t Help If Listeners Don’t Know Who To Ask For!

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 Lately, you can’t pick up a trade without reading an article about Alexa and smart speakers. The consensus is that smart speakers… read more

Heidi Raphael Promoted to Chief Communications Officer at Beasley Media Group

Beasley Media Group announced May 9 that Heidi Raphael has been promoted to the position of Chief Communications Officer at the company. Raphael, who joined Beasley Media Group in May of 2017, most recently served as the Vice President of Corporate Communications. Previously, she held the position of Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at… read more

Paul Jacobs

Meet Your MAB Foundation Board Member of the Week: Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs is a leading radio consultant, specializing in digital and mobile, sales development, and research.  He is the Vice President/General Manager of Jacobs Media, and has taken his years of experience in generating revenue for traditional radio and applied to his additional role as President of the company’s incredibly successful mobile apps division, jacAPPS…. read more

AG Forms Marijuana Workgroup

Attorney General Dana Nessel formed a new legal workgroup that will review and make opinions on laws and regulations regarding the use of both medical and recreational marijuana. The group aims to “avoid the years of uncertainty, lawsuits” that followed the 2008 approval of the medical marijuana initiative and recreational ballot proposal passage in 2018. The… read more

Meet Your Foundation Board Member of the Week: Trisha Peterson

Trisha Peterson is the General Manager for  WJNR/WOBE/WHTO Radio in Iron Mountain. Trisha started in radio when she was 12 years old working with her father on the new shopping show, she was the producer of the show handing him the certificate that the listener was asking for and processing sales, working the front desk,… read more