MAB News Archive

NAB Statement on Recent Incidents Involving Broadcast Journalists

In response to recent incidents of violence involving broadcast journalists, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith released the following: “NAB is gravely concerned by recent incidents of violence directed against broadcast journalists who are covering local news. A cornerstone of American democracy is the right of the free press to document the stories and events… read more

WNMU-TV Welcomes Ellen Doan as New MLC Engagement Coordinator

Northern Michigan University’s WNMU-TV has announced that Ellen Doan has joined the station as Engagement Coordinator for the Michigan Learning Channel. The Michigan Learning Channel is a statewide public television partnership offering instructional content to support the education of students and to provide alternative resources for families and teachers. Designed to enrich school learning, the… read more

WKHM-FM Chooses Local Charities to Benefit From 13-hour Radiothon

McKibbin Media Group’s WKHM-FM (K105.3) (Jackson) has set its second annual Charity Radiothon for Friday, July 30th, 2021. The on-air talent of K105.3, Jared “J-Rod” Hammond, Scott Clow, and Jenny Lewis will be broadcasting live from the K105.3 studio for 13 hours to accept donations and completing crazy dares from their listeners based on fundraising… read more

WLAV Brings the Blues Back to Grand Rapids

Cumulus Media’s WLAV-FM (Grand Rapids) has announced three “Blues On The Grand” concerts this summer.  All three concerts are free on Thursdays at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids. Billed as the “LAV/Miller Late Blues On The Grand Powered by Impact Power Sports” series, the outdoor concerts on Thursdays will feature Memphis blues-rock guitar Eric Gales… read more

Sage Issues Update and NPT Advisory

Sage Alerting Systems has released a bulletin regarding their Digital ENDEC model 3644 to users in the United States, covering two issues: A) FEMA Signing Certificate updates: Action required before August 21, 2021. A signing certificate used by FEMA to validate CAP alerts will expire on Aug 21, 2021 at 21:00:00 UTC. Sage has released… read more

WLEN and WQTE Team Up for Food Drive

Lenawee Broadcasting’s WLEN-FM (Adrian) and Southeast Michigan Media’s WQTE-FM (Adrian) have announced that they are teaming up for community good. Each Tuesday for four weeks, the stations will host a county food drive to benefit local food pantries. The Bigg E (WQTE) and John Koehn (WLEN) will kick-off on July 13th at The Market House… read more

Comments Due August 2, 2021 on Media Ownership Issues Including Local Radio Ownership Limits

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP The FCC’s Public Notice soliciting updated information in its Quadrennial Review of its broadcast ownership rules, a review begun in 2018, was published in the Federal Register (7/1), setting the deadline for initial comments as Monday, August 2, 2021, with reply comments due Monday, August 30, 2021.  As we wrote here when… read more

WGFN/WWSS Adds ‘Mark & Tim Show’ For Mornings

Black Diamond Broadcasting’s WGFN-FM/WWSS-FM (Glen Arbor/Tuscarora) “Bear” classic rock simulcast has teamed former WRIF-FM and WCSX-FM (Detroit) Program Director Mark Pennington with longtime station veteran Tim Logan for mornings, as the “Mark & Timm Show.” All Access reports that Pennington has been consulting Black Diamond for the last two years and Logan has been doing… read more

PMJA Honors for Michigan Public Radio Stations

On June 24, at its 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony, the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) announced the stations that will be receiving PMJA awards for work done in calendar year 2020.  Four Michigan radio stations are award recipients. In Division A, WDET-FM (Detroit) won two first-place awards.  First was in the Arts Feature category for… read more