Category: September 2017

The Lost Art of Air Checking

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 If you are a regular reader of my newsletters and MAB columns, there’s one thing you know for sure, I believe… read more

WDIV Hosts “Help 4 Hurricane Relief” Telethon

In response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Graham Media’s WDIV-TV (Detroit),  Art Van Furniture and the American Red Cross Michigan Region joined forces to air an all-day telethon “Help 4 Hurricane Relief, ” on September 12. A total of $430,267 was raised, not counting additional donations that may have come through… read more

Jorma Duran Joins WLNS-TV

WLNS-TV (Lansing) has made an addition to its news team.  Jorma Duran has joined the station as a news anchor.  Duran previously served as News Director/Anchor as KREX-TV in Grand Junction, Colo. Both WLNS and KREX are owned by Nexstar Media Group.  Prior to KREX, Duran worked as a reporter for The Weather Channel, based… read more

Glenn Haege: 1947-2017

Glenn Haege, America’s Master Handyman® and host of The Handyman Show with Glenn Haege on Detroit radio for 34 years, passed away September 11, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. Haege was 70. Haege, a Detroit radio icon, started his broadcast career on WXYT-AM 1270 in 1983 and for the past 11 years he… read more

Linda Lee Marconi Award Winner

The late Linda Lee, who was recipient of the MAB’s Legacy Award on August, was honored again at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards, held last week during the NAB Radio Show in Austin, Texas. Lee was honored  as a Large Market Personality of the Year for her work at WYCD-FM… read more

WLUC-TV (Marquette) Upgrades Facility

Gray Television’s WLUC-TV (Marquette) has announced that it has upgraded its present facilities, including a new set, monitors, rundown systems and a new control room. “There has been a lot of change in the last 60 years here. This is the most significant. This is the biggest conversion,” said Rick Rhoades, WLUC-TV General Manager.  “As most… read more