MAB News Archive

WQHH Holds Annual Backpack Giveaway

For the sixth year in a row, MacDonald Broadcasting’s Power 96.5 WQHH-FM (Lansing) held its annual Backpack Giveway on August 15.  The event was held at Gier Community Center from 4 to 6 p.m. The station partnered with Communities In Schools of Michigan to give away the backpacks, filled with school supplies for students K-12th… read more

GM Student Corp from Detroit’s Central High Tours WXYZ/WMYD-TV

The GM Student Corp from Detroit’s Central High recently took a tour of WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit) and received good advice about how today’s broadcast industry works. Several on-air and behind-the-scenes employees took time out of their busy schedules to answer excellent questions from the students. The students also gave the television station staff valuable insight into… read more

WION Hosts 2019 SBE Picnic

On Thursday, August 15, 2019, WION Radio in Ionia hosted broadcast engineers from SBE Chapter 102 (West Michigan/Grand Rapids) and SBE Chapter 91 (Lansing/Mid Michigan) on the lawn of the radio station for Chapter 102’s annual picnic. The Mid Michigan group was invited by the West Michigan chapter to come and take in the event… read more

CMU Upgrades Studio for the Future of TV

Broadcast and cinematic arts students at Central Michigan University will discover a newly upgraded Moore Hall Television studio and control room when they return for classes this fall, according to CMU News. The MHTV studio has switched from traditional baseband video to Internet Protocol (IP) video and audio technology. In addition, the facility now has… read more

Meet Your New MAB Board Member of the Week: Debbie Petersmark

Debbie Petersmark serves as Vice President/General Manager of WILX Media, a Gray Television station which operates WILX-TV 10 (NBC), WILX.com, and WILX Digital. Debbie joined the station in 2000 as an Account Executive and served as General Sales Manager from 2014-2018. Prior to joining WILX, she spent 10 years with Sparrow Foundation as the manager… read more

Michigan Republican Party Sues to Block Redistricting Commission

The Michigan Republican Party filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday to challenge what it calls the “unfair and unconstitutional proposed redistricting committee,” according to MIRS news service. The 25-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court’s Western Division, is the second lawsuit aimed to stop Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson from taking any steps to implement constitutional… read more

Effective Date of Most of the Changes to the Children’s Television Rules – September 16

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP Notice was published in the Federal Register August 16 of the FCC’s changes in the children’s television rules – setting the effective date for most of those new rules as September 16. The elimination of the obligation to air three hours of children’s educational and informational programming for each… read more