Category: July 2016

Traffic Director Spotlight: Rose Dunlap

Rose Dunlap is in the  Traffic Department at WGHN-AM/FM and WMPA-FM in Grand Haven, MI. Rose has been in traffic for over 2 years now and with her present company for 16 years. Q1: What is your favorite comfort food? Rose:  Fritos. Q2: Which Superhero would you be, and why? Rose:  Wonder Women! I have always admired her… read more

A Good Faith Disconnect on Retrans

By: Scott R. Flick, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman There is an old vaudeville routine I’ve found more useful for understanding lawmaking in Washington than any textbook.  It goes something like this: (Scene: a nighttime street corner illuminated by a single streetlight; a short man (Joe) is frantically searching for something near the base of the… read more

MAB On-The-Road With Legislative Meetings

The MAB has started its summer series of in-district congressional meetings with Congressman Justin Amash (R-3) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-12). The focus of the meetings is to update lawmakers on the status of the incentive spectrum auction, discuss co-sponsorship of the Local Radio Freedom Act and advocate for preserving ad tax deductibility in any… read more

Honor 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and Hall of Fame Inductees

Please join the MAB and MAB Foundation in celebrating these outstanding people in our industry at the annual Awards Banquet, Tuesday, August 30 at the Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, Michigan. The 2016 award recipients have 150-plus years of combined experience serving the broadcasting industry. Each of the award recipients have influenced and supported their… read more

Michigan Radio Wins National Clarion Award for Veterans Series

via Steve Chrypinski, Michigan Radio Michigan Radio has won a national Clarion Award from The Association for Women in Communications. The award was received in the Radio Documentary Series category for “Beyond the Battlefield.” The “Beyond the Battlefield” series, which aired in July 2015, looked at how post-9/11 military veterans are faring in Michigan. The series… read more

Beasley To Acquire Greater Media Stations

On July 19, it was announced that Beasley Broadcast Group and Greater Media have entered into an agreement for Beasley to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Greater Media for an aggregate consideration of approximately $240 million. The acquisition includes 21 radio stations in seven markets including Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, Charlotte, N.C., Middlesex, N.J., Monmouth, N.J…. read more

WJBK-TV’s Jennifer Hammond Wins Ty Tyson Award for Excellence

The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association has announced that Jennifer Hammond of WJBK-TV (Detroit) as its Ty Tyson “Excellence in Sports Broadcasting Award” winner for the 2015-16 sports season. The organization has honored excellence in sports broadcasting since the first recipient Josh Lewin in 2000. Hammond is a first-time winner and the first female to receive… read more

Associate Member Highlight: The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency

The Lyman & Sheets Insurance Agency was formed in 1874 by the state’s first insurance commissioner and is a full service insurance firm offering property, general liability, workers’ compensation, builder’s risk, auto, crime, directors & officers liability, professional liability, special event liability, international exposures, fiduciary liability, kidnap and ransom and employee benefits among other insurance… read more

Bill Michaels Promoted to OM at Cumulus Toledo-Monroe

Cumulus Media has announced that Bill Michaels, Program Director of radio stations WXKR-FM, WLQR-FM, WTOD-AM and WQQO HD2, has been promoted to Operations Manager for the company’s station cluster in Toledo, OH and Monroe, MI. Michaels will manage station operations for Cumulus’ eight stations in Toledo and Monroe and continue to program three stations in… read more