MAB News Archive

Blarney Stone Announces ‘Finster in the Morning’ on WLDR

Blarney Stone Broadcasting has announced that Sean Finster will be back on the air in Traverse City starting September 3 on WLDR-FM. “By the grace of God,” said Finster, who has been working construction – building high-end condos at The Village in Traverse City during the year-long non-compete hiatus he has endured since leaving his… read more

‘Go Screen, Go White’ – WLNS Teams Up with the Spartans for Game Day Forecasts

Nexstar Broadcasting’s WLNS-TV (Lansing) has announced that it is teaming up with the Michigan State Spartans to kick off the new school year. The station is now the official weather and traffic source for Michigan State Athletics. The partnership will mean the station’s StormTracker 6 team will provide pre-game and Fan Fest forecasts on air… read more

Jackson Radio Works to Host Community Career Day

Jackson Radio Works’ WKHM-AM/FM and the Commonwealth Commerce Center have announced a Community Career Day on September 17 from noon to 6 p.m. Employers and businesses in a variety of industries as well as staffing agencies will be on hand to accept resumes, possibly have on-site interviews with the right candidates and share information about… read more

Meet Your New MAB Board Member of the Week: Wendy Hart

Wendy Hart has spent the last 10 years as co-owner of WGHN, Inc which consists of radio stations WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM in Grand Haven, Michigan. She also serves as Vice President/Director of Operations for the Spartan Sports Network in East Lansing, Michigan, a post she has held since the 1990s. It all started for her… read more

Bill Introduced to Prevent Local Drone Regulation

On August 28, State Representative Michele Hoitenga (R-102) introduced legislation to prohibit local regulations on drones that may be more restrictive than state law. H.B. 4852 proposes that “except as expressly authorized by statute, a political subdivision shall not enact or enforce an ordinance, regulation, or resolution that regulates the ownership or operation of unmanned… read more

When a Broadcast Advertiser Becomes A Political Candidate, What is a Station to Do?

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP In many states, we are in election season for local offices, which has resulted in a question that has come up repeatedly in the last few weeks about local candidates – usually running for state or municipal offices – who appear in advertisements for local businesses that they own… read more

WILX Names Eric Lacy as Managing Editor

Gray Televsion’s WILX-TV (Lansing) has added journalist Eric Lacy to its newsroom.  Lacy has covered news and sports for the Lansing State Journal since 2015. Throughout his career, he has been an enterprise, breaking news and government accountability reporter, and his knowledge and experience will be a great asset to the News 10 team. “I have appreciated… read more

Michigan Radio’s Tracy Samilton Wins Personal Finance Reporting Award

via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio On August 15, The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) announced that Michigan Radio’s Tracy Samilton is the winner of the 2019 Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award in the Radio category. Samilton’s story, “Why the Funeral Rule is one of the… read more

WWJ-AM Celebrates 99 Years

On Thursday Entercom’s WWJ-AM (Detroit) celebrated 99 years on the air and as the world’s first radio station. It was August 20, 1920 when the station first went on the air, becoming the first radio station in the world to broadcast regularly scheduled daily programs. Then owned and operated by the Detroit news, the station began… read more