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Every month over 170 million Americans use public media – through 368 public television stations, 934 public radio stations, hundreds of online services, education services, and in-person events and activities. That’s over half of all Americans. Learn more about the impact of public media at ProtectMyPublicMedia.org.
Equal Opportunity Policy: The Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the contracted manager of the MAPB, is committed to the principal and practice of equal employment opportunity. Unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation or disability is not practiced by the MAB and will not be tolerated. Any questions or problems related to this policy or any perceived deviation from the policy should immediately be brought to the attention of The President.
This weekend, on a special edition of WKAR (East Lansing) Public Media’s Off The Record program, three current students in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University talk with senior capitol correspondent and Off the Record anchor Tim Skubick about why they are motivated to enter this profession, how they view the role social… read more
WDET-FM (Detroit) has announced that Blue Note Records President, six-time Grammy Award Winner and music industry powerhouse Don Was is launching a weekly broadcast program Friday, April 16 in his hometown of Detroit. On the new two-hour show, “The Don Was Motor City Playlist,” Was will dig deep into his music archives to curate playlists… read more
By: Molly Motherwell General Manager, WEMU Broadcast media had to pivot quickly when the pandemic hit and everything shut down. In addition to trying to adjust to work from home, soothing an anxious staff and audience, and trying to handle the avalanche of news and information that came our way, WEMU and other public broadcasters… read more
Steve Schram, Executive Director and General Manager of Michigan Radio – WUOM, Ann Arbor, has been selected to serve as the sole representative for Public Radio on the Nielsen Audio Advisory Council. The Council is a forum for Nielsen clients to share their interests, concerns, and suggestion about Nielsen’s service and to hear the perspective… read more
Wayne State University’s WDET-FM (Detroit) has launched a campaign to raise the money required to replace its aging 21-year old main transmitter. The transmitter failed in January and since then the station has been operating in its 34-year old backup transmitter and notes that it is also not working properly. The station says some listeners… read more
On March 10, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate coronavirus relief legislation. Within this legislation was $175 million in COVID-related assistance for the nation’s 1,400 public radio and television stations. The funds, to be distributed by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, will help maintain local stations’ enhanced programming and services, and protect the… read more
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