Category: August 2018

Up North Radio Promotes Bob Aldrich to VP/Operations; Rich Spicer to OM

Up North Radio (Cadillac-Big Rapids) has promoted Bob Aldrich to Vice-President of Operations and appointed Rich Spicer Operations Manager WCDY-FM and WCKC-FM (Cadillac).  Aldrich will continue to oversee day-to-day operations at the company’s WBZX-FM (Big Rapids) and will work closely with the Cadillac stations to develop new synergies between the two operations. General Manager Jennifer… read more

Lansing’s WQHH Holds Annual Backpack Giveaway

MacDonald Broadcasting’s WQHH-FM (Dewitt-Lansing) held their annual Backpack Giveaway August 16.  The event was held at the Gier Community Center from 4 to 6 p.m. The station handed out over 1,000 backpacks with school supplies on a first come, first-served basis and also hosted fun games and activities including a bounce house, face painting and… read more

GRM Offers an Interim Licensing Deal

According to a report in Inside Radio, Global Music Rights (GMR) performance rights organization agreed to offer stations another six-month interim licensing agreement. The current deal expires September 30 and GMR has agreed to extend those interim deals through March 31, 2019.

MAB celebrates Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018 Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductees

MACKINAC ISLAND – The Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) presented its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award and welcomed three other outstanding individuals into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Tuesday, August 14 at the Grand Hotel. The highest award given by the MAB, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors Michigan broadcast pioneers who have dedicated the majority… read more

MAPB Honors Paul J. Ryan, Mark T. Brush with 2018 Public Media Impact Awards

MACKINAC ISLAND – The Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters (MAPB) presented its 2018 Public Media Impact Awards on Tuesday, August 14 at the Grand Hotel. The MAPB presents Public Media Impact Awards to professionals and donors for their contribution to public broadcasting in Michigan. The awards are given to recognize outstanding individuals involved in public broadcasting… read more

Gary Baxter Elected MAB Chairman

Gary Baxter, Vice President and General Manager for E.W. Scripps Company’s Fox 47 WSYM-TV in Lansing, was elected Chairman of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) Board of Directors during the organization’s Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, August 14 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Baxter is the 73rd chairman of the MAB, one of the… read more