Category: April 2018

WSJM’s Phil McDonald Celebrates 30 Years!

Last week, WSJM-AM/FM (St. Joseph/Benton Harbor) Sports Director Phil McDonald celebrated his 30th anniversary with Mid-West Family Broadcasting. As congratulations came in for WSJM’s hardest-working sports guy, state Representative Kim LaSata stopped by Phil’s morning show Friday to present him with a special tribute coming out the state House. LaSata thanked Phil for all of… read more

Dish Network Teams with Sinclair, Nexstar on ATSC 3.0 Test

In a significant convergence of wireless and broadcast technologies, DISH Network has successfully trialed the transmission and reception of the new broadcast ATSC 3.0 standard as part of the Spectrum Consortium, LLC’s (Spectrum Co.’s) “Next Gen” deployment project in Dallas, Texas. Using its 700 MHz E Block spectrum (former broadcast TV channel 56), DISH deployed… read more

Midwestern Broadcasting Hosts Industry Night for Technical Students

Midwestern Broadcasting (Traverse City) General Manager Chris Warren reports that like many in the industry, they’ve been searching for engineering talent for several years with little luck. So the company decided to host a “happy hour” themed event for area youth and young adults enrolled in computer-networking/engineering classes at local Northwestern Michigan College and Traverse… read more

MSU Asks Broadcasters to Fill Out Survey on Voice Disorders

The Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University has asked Michigan’s radio and television stations for their assistance with a study on work-related conditions associated with voice disorders among broadcasters. In reaching out to the MAB, Research Associate Lady Catherine Cantor Cutiva writes:  “Broadcasters have been identified, among occupational voice users, as part… read more

Oakland University’s WXOU Holds Birthday Bash

The student employees at Oakland University’s student-run radio station, 88.3 FM WXOU, celebrated the station’s its 52nd annual Birthday Bash on April 4. “This is our 52nd year of doing it,” said Drew Marczewski, the general manager of WXOU. “I believe we’ve been doing it since the station opened.” The celebration included food, free t-shirts… read more

‘Broadcasting Hope’ Campaign Seeks to Reach Broadcasters in Acute Need

Broadcasting Hope, a new industry-wide campaign from the Broadcasters Foundation of America, aims to reach broadcasters across the country with trade ads, social media and more. “We are grateful to the radio and TV trade publications for their generous support,” said Jim Thompson, President of the Broadcasters Foundation. “With their valuable help, we can make sure that every broadcaster… read more