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Associate Member Spotlight: The Bonnell Foundation – $25,000 in College Scholarships Given

The Bonnell Foundation: Living with Cystic Fibrosis provides resources and tools to navigate the difficulties of living with cystic fibrosis. They also offer college scholarships to those affected by cystic fibrosis, medical assistance and lung transplant grants. The Bonnell Foundation gave $25,000 in college scholarships and thousands of dollars in financial assistance this year thanks… read more

Detroit SBJ Chapter Taking Award Entries, Scholarship Applications

The Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is calling for entries for the Excellence in Media awards, accepting nominations for Journalist of the Year and Young Journalist of the Year, and receiving applications for Laurain Scholarships. SPJ Detroit will present awards for outstanding journalism in Michigan Detroit publications, broadcast, digital and social media… read more

Retired WBKB GM Cher Allen Passes; Broadcast Management Scholarship Announced

Cherryl “Cher” Lynn Allen, a long-time employee of WBKB-TV (Alpena), passed away Friday, January 15 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena. Allen worked for 35 years for WBKB in many roles, retiring as the general manager. She loved making memories with family and friends. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and a board… read more

Scholarship Fund Set Up in Honor of Jamie McKibbin

A message from MAB Board of Directors Honorary Member Bruce Goldsen: November 20, 2020 To our industry friends… Many of you are aware that the radio stations that Sue and I owned for 23 years and sold less than a year ago to our longtime General Manager and dear friend Jamie McKibbin suffered an unspeakable… read more

MAB Foundation Awards $27,500 in Scholarships to Michigan Student Broadcasters

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2020 Scholarship Program. Recipients were identified by the faculty representatives from each school, or by the sponsoring station, and ratified by the MAB Foundation Board of Directors. Scholarships were presented during the Great Lakes Media Show on March 4 at… read more

Robert Liggett Jr. Scholarship Announced

Radio station entrepreneur and former Big Boy restaurant chain owner Robert Liggett Jr. died July 12, 2019 at 76 years old. Liggett was born in 1943 in Beaumont, Texas, and lived most of his life in Michigan. He began working at a radio station at age 14, gearing up for a long career that led… read more

MAB Foundation Awards $29,500 in Scholarships to Michigan Student Broadcasters

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation (MABF) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2019 Scholarship Program. Recipients were identified by the faculty representatives from each school, or by the sponsoring station, and ratified by the MAB Foundation Board of Directors. Scholarships were presented during the Great Lakes Media Show on March 6 at… read more