Category: February 2017

$32,500 for St. Jude’s at WYTZ/Benton Harbor!

Last week, Midwest Family Broadcasting’s WYTZ-FM (975YCountry Benton Harbor) raised $32,500 in its annual Country Cares Radiothon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The two-day radiothon wrapped up on Friday Night (2/17) with a brand new record, and  station staff thanked all of its partners in hope who contributed money to help. The station supplemented… read more

WYCD’s Roberts Named One of America’s Best

Tim Roberts, Program Director of CBS Radio’s WYCD-FM (Detroit) has been named one of the 30 Best Program Directors In Country Radio in a new list, released February 13 by RadioInk. Roberts was ranked at #4! RadioInk notes that “A successful Country PD has to execute the format flawlessly in markets where there is typically more than… read more

The Robinson Report: Same As It Ever Was

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. Kevin Robinson will be speaking at this year’s Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC), March 7-8, 2017 in Lansing.  Kevin will present two sessions: “Coaching The Coaches” and… read more

Forward Auction Finishes At $19.6 Billion

The FCC announced last week that the forward auction has ended with $19.6 billion raised. Of this total, broadcasters will receive about $10 billion, with $1.75 billion going to broadcasters that incur costs in repacking and moving to a difference channel in the post-auction spectrum channel reassignment. More than $6 billion will go to the… read more

MAB Attends Drone Bill Signing

The MAB were a guest of Governor Snyder on February 14 as he signed Senate Bill 992 into law. This legislation allows a person that authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate unmanned aerial systems (aka drones) for commercial purposes in a manner consistent with the authorization. The new law also sets up… read more

WNWN Raises $65k for St. Jude’s

On February 2-3, Midwest Communication’s WNWN-FM (Win98.5 Battle Creek) raised $65,110 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the station’s annual Radiothon. Listeners were encouraged to call in and become a “Partner In Hope” for St. Jude kids, donating $20 a month.  In addition, the station aired stories of patients of the hospital throughout the… read more

Save $$!! GLBC Registration Discount Deadline Extended through Friday, February 24!

Don’t miss out on your chance to save some money on registration to this outstanding event. You will leave the conference reinvigorated and also learn concrete information you can use in your job today. Register Here  Speaker Highlights include: SBE’s Ennes Broadcast Engineering Workshop: this all-day program will feature multiple topics and speakers that provide… read more