Category: November 2016

Associate Member Resource: Thanksgiving Tips from the Michigan Restaurant Association

The Michigan Restaurant Association (MRA), an associate member of the MAB, is pleased to provide you with some facts and information for use in your news and programming this Thanksgiving season: Thousands Dine Out for Thanksgiving in Michigan – download here. Six Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips – download here. The MRA is the recognized leader… read more

MAB Board Profile: Rob David

MAB News Briefs is pleased to bring you profiles of your MAB Board of Directors. This week’s profile is Rob David.   Rob is President/General Manager of Handyman Productions, a radio program syndicator, which produces and distributes the award-winning Handyman Show with Glenn Haege. The show is heard on over 20 stations in Michigan and… read more

Looking at the Election Results and the Future of Washington Policy For Broadcasters

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com This post was written on November 9, 2016 Before the November 8 election, in some of the legal journals that circulate in Washington, there was much speculation as to potential appointees to various government positions after the election. For positions such as the chairman of the FCC, many… read more

NAB Criticizes FCC’s Hold on Ownership Rules

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2014 Quadrennial Review of media ownership regulations was posted in the Federal Register last week. In response, the National Association of Broadcasters sharply criticized the agency for retaining ownership rules that are stuck in the ‘70s. In the blog post, entitled “Let’s Do the Time Warp Again—The FCC’s Ownership Rules… read more

Scholarship Winner Highlight: Charlie Kadado

Your contributions to the MABF help students to realize their dreams! Here, one recent scholarship winner shares his experiences and goals for the future. Learn more about the MABF Scholarship program here and help to support these scholarship programs by donating here. Charlie Kadado is the proud recipient of the MAB Foundation Broadcasting Scholarship and… read more

Lamerato Named WXYZ/WMYD DOS

WXYZ/WMYD-TV has named Tony Lamerato Director of Sales.   Lamerato comes to the station from Fox Sports Detroit where he was the local sales manager. He managed all client negotiations for major sponsorships and led his team to three years of record-breaking revenue. Prior to that, Lamerato was the digital sales manager and director of… read more

Where You Should Be Recruiting Radio Talent

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By:  Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC Dick Taylor Blog https://dicktaylorblog.com/ For the past half-dozen years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with college students looking for a career in… read more

Allyson Martinek Joins WNIC-FM as Morning Co-Host

WNIC-FM (Detroit) has named longtime Detroit radio personality Allyson Martinek co-host of the station’s Jay Towers in the Morning Show. Martinek was previously morning personality at WDVD-FM (Detroit) for 20 years. “We are thrilled to add Allyson to the WNIC lineup,” said iHeartMedia Michigan SVP/Programming Tony Travatto.  “Allyson’s tenure and following in Detroit make her the… read more