Category: February 2016

Hank Winchester WDIV Water Efforts

Local 4’s Community Effort Helps Residents of Flint

From in-depth news reports to community outreach campaigns, WDIV-Local 4 (Detroit) has made it their mission to help their neighbors in Flint during this water crisis. The station’s consumer investigative unit, “Help Me Hank,” headed up by Hank Winchester, has joined forces with Art Van Furniture and Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties to… read more

WMYD Station Brings Classic Television to Detroit

WMYD TV 20 (Detroit) is partnering with Tribune Broadcasting to broadcast “Antenna TV” to the Detroit area beginning on February 1, 2016. The new network will feature classic television shows such as I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Newhart, Family Ties, Three’s Company, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Family Ties, Doogie Howser MD,… read more


NAB Launches Program to Foster Broadcast Technology Innovation

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced their new initiative, PILOT, formerly NAB Labs. PILOT was created to bring together leading edge companies, organizations, and educators in order to advance broadcast technology and broadcaster innovation. “As the definition of what it means to be a broadcaster broadens, it is critical to work with traditional… read more

FCC Adopts Rules for Online Public Files

At its open meeting on January 28, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) adopted rules requiring radio to have an online public file. The new rule will: · Require entities to only upload to the online public file documents that are not already on file with the FCC or maintained by the Commission in its own… read more

Detroit Public Television Announces Partnership with the Detroit Historical Museum to Expand Coverage of Detroit’s Stories

DPTV (Detroit) has recently signed a two-year trade agreement with the Detroit Historical Museum for over 1,100 square feet of editorial office space. DPTV will be able to expand its already robust coverage of the city’s successes, struggles, and re-emergence; and The Detroit Historical Society receives a promotional package to utilize DPTV’s available broadcast and… read more

Karole White

Members Reach Out to Help Flint

By: Karole L. White, MAB President/CEO Members all over the state are helping the people of Flint who have been impacted by the water emergency, through water donations and fundraisers. Michigan broadcasters are standing with the the city of Flint to assist in anyway that they can. Every member is to be thanked for their… read more