Category: May 2017

Michigan Recipients of 2017 Regional Murrow Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced its 2017 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award Winners, honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism. Among the winners in Region 7 are numerous Michigan broadcasters, both radio and television,… read more

WOOD-TV Opens Kalamazoo Studio

WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids), which recently announced a new streetside studio in downtown Grand Rapids, has opened a second streetside studio, this time in Kalamazoo, to be home base for a dedicated crew that will live and work in the community. The new Kalamazoo studio is in the Comerica Building at 151 S. Rose Streeet and features… read more

WDET Welcomes Journalist Emery King on May 17

WDET-FM (Detroit) is presenting “Essential Conversation with Emery King hosted by Ann Delisi” at the Detroit Historical Museum  on May 17.  The event is a fund-raiser for the public radio station. Delisi is a program host at WDET and also works with former NBC White House Correspondent and former WDIV News Anchor Emery King and his production… read more

Michigan AP Media Editors Awards Announced

Winners of the 2016 Michigan Associated Press Media Editors annual contest were announced  at ceremonies this past Sunday, April 30 in East Lansing. Among the individual winners in various categories were public radio stations Michigan Radio (Ann Arbor), WDET-FM (Detroit), WGVU-FM (Grand Rapids) and WKAR-FM (East Lansing). Commercial radio winners were WGHN-FM (Grand Haven), WHMI-FM… read more

Help Sink Pirate Broadcasters!

While the MAB has not had any reports of any significant pirate radio activity in our state in a number of years, legal broadcasters are asked to report known pirate radio operations via the FCC Unlicensed Broadcast Station “Pirate” Reporting form. Reporting pirates helps keep legal operations free from interference.  Additionally, unlicensed broadcast pirates don’t pay… read more

Michigan FCC Watch

The MAB keeps watch on FCC filings in our state.   Here’s the latest filings we’ve seen. May 2, 2017 An application for license for cover construction permit of WNUC-LP (Detroit) was filed by North End Woodward Community Coaliation. May 1, 2017 The FCC approved the previously-filed application of Impact Radio, LLC to increase the power of FM translator W246BW… read more