Category: Connecting to Local Communities

TV Stations Seek Approval from MHSAA to Telecast/Stream High School Sports Live

The positive response to a May 2019 survey of MAB members asking if they would carry high school sports live or stream was overwhelmingly a YES. Background: The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Board of Directors established a policy decades ago that prohibits live television broadcasts of high school sporting events. With the plethora… read more

Big Rapids Radio Network Covers Three Local HS Teams This Fall

Via Big Rapids Radio Network For over 30 years, Big Rapids High School sports have been broadcast live on stations now in the Big Rapids Radio Network. For the past 15 years the football has aired on WWBR-FM (Big Rapids), the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball on WBRN-AM/FM (Big Rapids). With 4 radio stations serving… read more

Jackson Radio Works to Host Community Career Day

Jackson Radio Works’ WKHM-AM/FM and the Commonwealth Commerce Center have announced a Community Career Day on September 17 from noon to 6 p.m. Employers and businesses in a variety of industries as well as staffing agencies will be on hand to accept resumes, possibly have on-site interviews with the right candidates and share information about… read more

WQHH Holds Annual Backpack Giveaway

For the sixth year in a row, MacDonald Broadcasting’s Power 96.5 WQHH-FM (Lansing) held its annual Backpack Giveway on August 15.  The event was held at Gier Community Center from 4 to 6 p.m. The station partnered with Communities In Schools of Michigan to give away the backpacks, filled with school supplies for students K-12th… read more

GM Student Corp from Detroit’s Central High Tours WXYZ/WMYD-TV

The GM Student Corp from Detroit’s Central High recently took a tour of WXYZ/WMYD-TV (Detroit) and received good advice about how today’s broadcast industry works. Several on-air and behind-the-scenes employees took time out of their busy schedules to answer excellent questions from the students. The students also gave the television station staff valuable insight into… read more

WMGC ‘The Bounce’ Helps Teachers Get Ready For School

Beasley Media Group’s WMGC-FM (Detroit/105.1 The Bounce) has teamed up with Michigan Educational Credit Union to present the Teachers Supply Drive. The station will help prepare teachers to get ready for the new school year by collecting school supplies from through August 21 throughout Metro Detroit at all Michigan Educational Credit union locations. The donated… read more

IVaccinate Kicks off Immunization Campaign

By: Karole White, President/CEO Michigan Association of Broadcasters Statistics indicate that 58 percent of Michigan toddlers are not up to date on their vaccinations and only 37.7 percent of Michigan teens ages 13 to 17 are up to date on their vaccinations. The MAB Board of Directors authorized IVaccinate as their statewide Community Service Campaign… read more

iHeartMedia Detroit Crew Cycles for Make-A-Wish Foundation

This past Thursday through Saturday, iHeartMedia (Detroit) SVP/Programming and WKQI-FM Program Director Tony Travatto, Mojo In The Morning VP of Digital Impact Joey “Radio” Namou, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Ashley and iHeartMedia (Detroit) Account Executive Hassan Fawaz biked 300 miles, 100 miles a day, from Traverse City to Marshall in the single largest fundraising… read more

StoryCorps to Begin Recording Interviews with Residents of Flint on August 6

StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Flint from August 6 to September 6 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected over 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collections of human voices ever recorded. The… read more

2019 NAB Congressional PSAs – Now Available

Since 1985, NAB has hosted the Congressional PSA program in off-election years, inviting members of Congress and their families to appear in up to two 30-second television and radio PSAs. This year, more than 300 members of Congress and their family members participated in the program!  In Michigan, the following lawmakers participated: Sen. Debbie Stabenow… read more