MAB News Archive

Leonard Gets U.S. attorney Nomination

The Detroit News reports that President Donald Trump has nominated former Michigan House Speaker Tom Leonard to be U.S. attorney for the Western District of Michigan. The announcement was made August 14. The DeWitt Republican said Trump’s consideration was an “incredible honor.” “Since becoming a prosecutor in Genesee County, my heart has been to work… read more

Whitmer Says She and GOP Leaders Want to Avoid Shutdown

MLive reports Governor Gretchen Whitmer told reporters on Monday that she and Republican legislative leaders are “desperate” to avoid a government shutdown, and she may propose a stopgap budget measure as long as there are “good-faith” negotiations about spending more to fix the roads. Whitmer met with GOP leaders on August 9 and anticipates seeing… read more

Moving Closer to TV Translator, LPTV and FM Reimbursement for TV-Band Repacking Costs

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Months ago, the FCC approved reimbursing TV translators, LPTV stations, FM stations, and FM translators that incurred costs as a result of the repacking of TV stations into less spectrum following the TV incentive auction (see our post here). Congress last year allocated the FCC money so that LPTV… read more

Mixed Results on National EAS Test

Last week’s National Periodic Test (NPT) of the Emergency Alert System drew mixed results from around the country.  This was the first test that completely relied on the daisy-chain approach and not IPAWS/Internet delivery of the test.  Barry Mishkind’s BDR Newsletter reported: 1. The test did not reach some areas and states. Florida generally missed… read more

Meet Your New MAB Board Member of the Week: Shannone Dunlap

As a career media marketing professional, I have become a student of consumer behaviors with a thirst for understanding the moment to moment movements of our listeners and populations to maximize the audiences of our radio stations and digital assets to bring the greatest return on investment for our advertising partners. Now, working with Mike… read more

Zoe Burdine-Fly Elected Chair of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters

Zoe Burdine-Fly, Market President for Townsquare Media (Lansing/Flint), was elected Chair of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Board of Directors during the organization’s Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, August 6, at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. Burdine-Fly is the 74th chair of the MAB, one of the largest and most successful state broadcast… read more

MAB Honors Congressman Tim Walberg With Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) honored U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-7, with its 2019 Lifetime of Distinguished Public Service Award on Tuesday, August 6, at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. This prestigious award is given to a lawmaker or other public servant for their dedicated service to Michigan citizens and the Michigan broadcasting… read more

MAB Celebrates Lifetime Achievement Award, 2019 Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductees

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award and welcomed three other outstanding individuals into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Tuesday, August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids The highest award given by the MAB, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors Michigan broadcast pioneers who have dedicated the… read more

MAPB Honors Linda Yohn, Thomas C. Jones with 2019 Public Media Impact Awards

The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) presented its 2019 Public Media Impact Awards on Tuesday, August 6 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids. The MAPB presents Public Media Impact Awards to professionals and donors for their contribution to public broadcasting in Michigan. The awards are given to recognize outstanding individuals involved in public… read more