Category: June 2016

Three Michigan Broadcasters Named Most Influential Women In Radio

On June 20, Radio Ink published their annual “Most Influential Women in Radio” issue of its print publication and included three Michigan broadcasters! Featured in the top 100 list were:  Debbie Kenyon SVP/Market Manager CBS Radio (Detroit) As a longtime board member, Kenyon is currently Vice-Chairman/Chairman-Elect of the MAB.  Radio Ink quotes Kenyon as crediting her own… read more

Engineering Spotlight: Gary Blievernicht, MSU/WKAR-AM/FM/TV (East Lansing)

Nominate an engineer you know!  Email Dan Kelley at [email protected] Gary Blievernicht Engineering Supervisor, Michigan State University-WKAR-AM/FM/TV, East Lansing.  He has been at MSU since 1992. Gary is also Chairman of the State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC), which oversees the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in Michigan. Brief Engineering Resume: Gary:  Attended the Purdue University extension in… read more

Why Internships Are Important

By:  Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC Dick Taylor Blog https://dicktaylorblog.com/ In his new book There Is Life After College, Jeffrey Selingo discloses an important statistic: 79% of students that had an internship while in college moved into a full-time job upon graduation. So having an internship is important. But there are some tips I’d like to share… read more

WWCK Gives Back to Flint with Music Video

Cumulus Media’s WWCK-FM (Flint) is giving back to its community with a feel-good positive music video to help the city get through its water crisis.  WWCK-FM morning show hosts Mike McDonald and Stephanie K put the idea for a music video into play after realizing that Flint needed “something uplifting for the city.” See the… read more

EAS Comments Filed By State Broadcast Associations

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters, along with other broadcaster associations representing 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, recently filed Joint Comments in the FCC’s rulemaking proceeding regarding proposed changes to the Emergency Alert System. We pointed out how state broadcasters associations played an important role in the effort to pass a federal… read more

Associate Member Highlight: VetBiz Central

VetBiz Central is a non-profit organziation assisting veterans since 2005, serving Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.  The organization helps veterans, active duty, guard, and reserve members in the formation and expansion of their businesses. Services provided include: Entrepreneurial Training and Counseling Networking Opportunities Mentoring Programs and Activities Advocacy Services Procurement Counseling On November 10, 2016, VetBiz… read more

NATAS Honors Michigan Broadcasting Excellence

On June 18, the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded commercial and public broadcasters and video producers throughout the state with 2016 Michigan EMMY® Award ceremonies at Motor City Casino in Detroit. A complete list of winners is available here. (PDF download) The awards are to recognize outstanding achievements… read more

Group Seeks OTT Equality

According to the report in TVNewsCheck, the TV Neutrality Alliance, a coalition of over-the-top (OTT) service providers and broadcasters, filed comments with the FCC urging the commission to act on its proposal to classify online video distributors (OVDs) of broadcast station signals as multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs). The Alliance proposed a modification to the MVPD… read more

NAB Asks FCC to Scrap Newspaper-Broadcast Cross-Ownership Ban

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has filed ex parte comments with the FCC urging changes to what it termed the “inequitable” broadcast ownership rules. The NAB called for the elimination of the newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership prohibition, citing the Third Circuit’s statement that the ban remains in place “even though the FCC determined more than a… read more

NRHOF Opens Public Voting

Through 11:59 p.m. on June 30, radio listeners nationwide can vote for their favorite radio personalities in two categories to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.   Fans can text 36500 (message and data rates may apply) with their one vote for each HALL OF FAME category accordingly: Music Format On-Air Personality For… read more