MAB News Archive

Dr. Oz Decides to Run for the Senate – What to Do When Your On-Air Employee Decides to Run for Public Office

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP On Tuesday (11/30), we were deluged with press inquiries about Dr. Oz’s declaration that he was going to seek the open U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania – with many questions as to whether his syndicated television program would subject stations that aired it to equal time obligations.  The… read more

Beasley Celebrates 60th Birthday!

On December 2, Beasley Media Group (BMG) employees across the country gathered to celebrate the company’s official 60th anniversary in broadcasting. Late BMG Founder George G. Beasley, who passed away in June this past year due to complications from COVID, officially launched the company with the unveiling of his very first radio station, WPYB-AM in… read more

Detroit Rock Radio Personality John O’Leary Dead at 67

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the MAB learned of the tragic death of Detroit radio personality John O’Leary. O’Leary, who was 67, had been missing for nearly a week.  Friends told the Detroit Free Press that he wasn’t returning phone calls and was missing meetings about upcoming projects all while his Facebook page went dormant. O’Leary… read more

Michelle Dunaway Joins WXMI-TV

WXMI-TV (Grand Rapids) has hired former WWTV/WWUP-TV anchor Michelle Dunaway.  Dunaway will be joining Fox-17’s Morning News as anchor/reporter. She made the announcement on her social media pages including this announcement on her Facebook page: “In continuing coverage of our life’s transitions, I am beyond thrilled to announce my next big career move – back… read more

WLEN’s “Thank A Vet” Breaks A New Record!

Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) broke a record with its annual “Thank A Vet” fundraiser this year, raising $34,697.50 in 12 hours for the “Veterans Dire Need Fund,” distributed through Housing Help of Lenawee. Now in its 16th year, the fundraiser is in celebration of Veterans Day and is an event to raise funds and awareness… read more

Alpha Media Names New Regional VPs; Foster to Oversee Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin

Alpha Media, which operates radio stations across 44 markets in the United States, announced this past Monday (11/15) the promotion of Brian Foster and Les Tuttle to the roles of Regional Vice Presidents. Foster will oversee Alpha markets in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan, while Tuttle will handle Missouri, Minnesota and select markets in Iowa. Both… read more

Michigan Radio Expands Service in Lansing on 89.7 FM, WLNZ

Michigan Radio has announced that it has expanded its coverage in the Lansing area on 89.7 FM, WLNZ. Through a partnership with Lansing Community College, licensee of WLNZ, Michigan Radio will provide public radio programming for the Lansing station, with a simulcast of its NPR news and information programming and award winning statewide news coverage…. read more

OSHA Suspends Enforcement of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

The Hill reports that The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is suspending enforcement of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large private businesses after a federal appeals court upheld a stay on it last week. OSHA said in a statement published on its website Friday night that while it is confident in its… read more