MAB News Archive

MAB Annual Business Meeting and Election of Directors Will Be Held Virtually on August 11

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters will hold its Annual Business Meeting and Election of Directors via Zoom this year. Save the Date:  The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Annual Business Meeting Tuesday August 11, 2020 at 10:00 am. Hear Ye, Hear Ye, All members wishing to be heard concerning the business of the Michigan Association of… read more

No National EAS/WEA Test This Year

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency response, FEMA will not conduct a national test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) this year. FEMA is moving the next national test of the system to 2021 out of consideration for the unusual circumstances and working conditions for those in the broadcast… read more

Beasley Media Group Detroit Collaborates with Local Community Leaders to Host ‘Solutions Not Slogans’

On June 25, Beasley Media Group’s 105.9 Kiss FM (WDMK-FM/Detroit) on-air personalities Mason and Angie Star, along with 105.1 The Bounce (WMGC-FM) Morning Show Host Gello and The Detroit Praise Network’s (93.5, 98.3, 99.9) Randi Myles hosted a zoom conference call with community leaders to discuss ways to bridge the gap between residents and the… read more

NATAS Michigan Announces 42nd Annual Regional EMMY® Winners

With an online ceremony held this past Saturday (6/20), National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/Michigan announced the winners of the 42nd Annual Regional EMMY® Awards.  Television stations, both commercial and public, cable networks, ad agencies and production houses throughout Michigan were honored. This was the first year the awards were presented online, due to… read more

Michigan Radio Debuts ‘Kids These Days’ Podcast By Teens, About Teens

Michigan Radio has announced the debut of Kids These Days, a new podcast that offers an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to be a teenager today. This limited-run podcast is hosted by teens, and is a collaboration between Community High School in Ann Arbor and Michigan Radio’s Peabody Award-winning podcast team. Topics range from… read more

Longtime Lansing Broadcaster Mychal Grenawalt Retires after 40 Years

After 40 years in the broadcasting industry, longtime Lansing-area broadcaster Mychal Grenawalt has announced his retirement.  He has spent the last seven years as a senior account executive with Nexstar Broadcasting’s WLNS/WLAJ-TV. After starting in the Detroit market running co-op programs for broadcast, Grenawalt joined the sales team for the launch of WJXQ-FM (Lansing).  He… read more

FCC Seeking Comment on the Origination of Programming by FM Translators

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Should broadcasters be able to originate programming on FM translators? Playing off the proposal to allow limited amounts of programming on FM boosters – basically the insertion of local ads, news, or emergency alerts – in the zonecasting proposal on which the FCC took comments earlier this year (see… read more