Category: September 2017

Does Your Music Play As It Is Scheduled? 

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: Gary Berkowitz Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting Just this week, while talking with a PD we discovered that the log he was preparing was not actually playing as… read more

Snyder Signs Super PAC Legislation

According to a report in Gongwer, legislation authorizing a candidate for state office to raise funds for Super PACs that can then spend those funds to help elect that candidate was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. Snyder said in a statement that SB 335 and SB 336 provide clear guidance on how the… read more

Oakland University’s WXOU Highlighted in Press

WXOU-FM, the student-run radio station at Oakland University, was recently highlighted in an article published in the Oakland Press. The station was named the College Radio Station of the year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014. The piece quotes WXOU General Manager Drew Marczewski: “Our station consists of a… read more

Jamie Sherrod Joins WNEM-TV

Jamie Sherrod has joined WNEM-TV (Saginaw) as News Anchor and Reporter. Originally from the Detroit area, Sherrod began her career at WBKB-TV in Alpena, where she served in multiple roles from shooting, producing, reporting and anchoring. Sherrod is a graduate of the University of Michigan- Flint where she studied Communications with a focus in Media… read more

Gary Fries Passes

Following a battle with cancer, former RAB CEO Gary Fries passed away September 22 at the age of 76. “It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of our friend and colleague, Gary Fries,” said RAB president and CEO, Erica Farber, in a statement. “Gary and I partnered together on many initiatives and… read more

Ken Evans Joins WHTS-FM

Former WSNX-FM (Grand Rapids)  morning host Ken Evans has joined Cumulus Media’s WHTS-FM (Grand Rapids)  as Morning Show co-host.  Evans joins current co-host Rachael Gray. Jeff Cartwright, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Grand Rapids/Muskegon, MI, said: “We are excited at the direction 105.3 Hot FM will take with Ken now in our Cumulus Grand Rapids family…. read more