Category: 2017

Cumulus Media Promotes Four in Detroit

Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted four programming professionals across its Detroit radio station group. Concurrently, Matt Laurenic rises from Producer to Executive Producer of the Blaine Fowler Morning Show on WDVD-FM. Mike Gagliano becomes FM Production Director and Programming Coordinator from his previous role as Production Director, and Adam Ficorelli, formerly with the… read more

WDIV’s Marla Drutz Named GM of the Year

WDIV-TV (Detroit) is proud to announce Local 4’s station chief, Marla Drutz, has been named General Manager of the Year by Broadcasting & Cable. Every year Broadcasting & Cable selects a GM of the Year (by market size) who they say “demonstrates exemplary innovation, fearless leadership and flawless execution in a challenging time in the… read more

WDET-FM and Detroit Public Television To Receive Funding for Local Journalism Engagement Efforts

The Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund awarded a total of $322,000 to media organizations as it aims to bolster local engagement and coverage of the city’s recovery.  The gift will go to six community-media partnership projects put forth by a total of 13 Southeast Michigan news and community groups, according to a news release. They include the Michigan… read more

Michigan Taskforce Recommends Drones Use Limits to Legislature

A report issued by the Michigan drone task force recommends limiting the operation of drones around such areas as correctional facilities, tourist destinations and prominent bridges. The 27-member Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force (UASTF), which includes a member of the broadcast industry, was created earlier this year to form statewide policy on the operation and… read more

WTZI Launches in Tawas City

Carroll Broadcasting announced its newest FM addition to an already impressive lineup of stations broadcasting from the shores of Lake Huron in beautiful Tawas City. WTZM 106.1 FM “The Point” is the new call sign and moniker for the recent 25,000 Watt acquisition and is currently broadcasting the best mix of today’s Hot AC music… read more

What’s Next? Media Show Keynote Discussion Will Turn Eyes Toward Future

How will broadcasters adapt in the age of debated net neutrality, voice-based technologies, NextGenTV, autonomous cars, and the Digital Dashboard? Where are the best places for broadcasters to deploy financial and human resources in the years to come? Three of the nation’s top broadcasting professionals will team up for an interactive panel discussion to prognosticate… read more

Bad Ads vs. Good Ads

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:  Duane Alverson, President MacDonald Broadcasting Company (Saginaw & Lansing) What’s the most important ingredient to the success of your advertising recipe? Is it the platform you… read more

Quizbusters Finale Tapes This Friday

WKAR Public Media has announced that the final series installment of the long-running “Quizbusters” game show will be recorded this Friday, December 8, before a live studio audience at WKAR Studio A in East Lansing. This final edition of the show will feature QuizBusters division champions meeting up in the series finale Grand Championship game! After… read more