On February 12, the MAB with much assistance from CMU Public Media, delivered live coverage of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s first State of the State address to member stations throughout the state.
The broadcast covered every DMA market in Michigan. Overall, 29 commercial and public radio stations and 28 commercial and public TV stations carried MAB’s satellite feed.
With Tuesday’s snowstorm, there were some rattled nerves that morning as to whether the CMU uplink would make it to Lansing. With just a slight delay, the truck arrived and the satellite feed was set to go by the first test at 2:30 p.m.
Special thanks go out to CMU Public Media General Manager Ken Kolbe, Operations Supervisor Shawn Hoskey and Maintenance Supervisor Daryl Vanderhoof for their assistance with the uplink; WKAR Public Media Television Director of Engineeing Gary Blievernicht for assistance with booking satellite time; and MPRN and Michigan Radio for making their radio feed available to both commercial and non-commercial stations throughout the state.
The Governor’s speech has been archived on the MAB website here.