Issue #71 -  August 16 , 2017 | View online
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* See YOU next week at Crystal Mountain!
* False EAS Test Startles Island of Guam
*Justice Department to Meet with Journalist Group   Regarding Subpoena Guidelines

All this and more below
August 28: Deadline for filing Form One in the FCC ERTS system for reporting results of the upcoming national EAS test. 

See YOU next week at Crystal Mountain! 
The 2017 MAB Advocacy Conference & Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet are less then a week away. Are you registered to join us on August 22 at Crystal Mountain Resort? The Advocacy Conference is free to MAB members.  Learn more and Register here. 

False EAS Test Startles Island of Guam 
According to a report in InsideRadio residents of the the U.S. territory of Guam were startled by an activation of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) shortly after 12 a.m. on August 15.  Read more here...

Federal/Congressional Update

DC-Capitol_100Justice Department to Meet with Journalist Group Regarding Subpoena Guidelines
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is scheduled to meet with the non-profit journalism organization The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to discuss the agency's rules on whether to subpoena reporters who receive classified information.  Read more here...

'CLASSICS' Act Seeks Royalties for Pre-1972 Recordings
Congressmen Darrel Issa (R-CA) and Jarrold Nadler (D-NY) have introduced legislation to bring sound recordings made before February 15, 1972 under the federal copyright system that governs post-1972 recordings.  Read more here...

Join Us for the MABPAC Fundraiser!
The MAB Political Action Committee (MABPAC) would like to invite you to our annual Summer Fundraiser at the beautiful Crystal Mountain Resort. The event will feature a reception at the Mountain Top along with private Clipper Chairlift Rides with the breathtaking views of the surrounding area.  Read more here... 

WSJM's Phil McDonald Honored by Michigan Coaches
Midwest Family Broadcasting's WSJM-FM (Benton Harbor) Sports Anchor Phil McDonald has been picked to be inducted into the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan's Hall of Honor for his nearly 30 years of local sports broadcasting. Read more here...

Nancy Dymond Appointed Cumulus Flint VP/MM
Cumulus Media has appointed Nancy Dymond as Vice President/Market Manager for the five-station cluster in Flint. Read more here...
Taz Painter Leaves WZZM-TV
WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) News Director Taz Painter is leaving the TEGNA-owned station to join WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tenn.  WBIR made the announcement in a news release last week. Read more here...

WXYZ will broadcast the 'Woodward Dream Cruise' Across the Nation
WXYZ-TV (Detroit) will broadcast exclusive coverage of the "Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Ford" on Saturday, August 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. Read more here...
NextRadio, LG Agree to Deliver FM Radio Access on Mobile Devices
On August 10, TagStation LLC, owner of the NextRadio app, announced an agreement with smartphone manufacturer LG Electronics MobileComm to enable FM chips in LG phones, providing access to local FM Radio across the United States and Canada. Read more here...
MAB Says Thanks and Good Luck to Jennifer Preslar
Longtime MAB Vice President of Programs Jennifer Preslar is leaving the MAB after 15 years of stellar service for a little "Green and White." Read more here...
WQHH-FM Hosts Fourth Annual Backpack Giveway
On August 10, MacDonald Broadcasting's WQHH-FM (Lansing) hosted its fourth annual school backpack giveaway at Waverly High School in Lansing. The station gave away more than 1,000 backpacks to K-12 students, Read more here...

New P1 Learning Training Course: Negotiating: 02. Framing

Course Description: There's a saying that goes, "When you look at a field of dandelions, you can either see a hundred weeds, or a thousand wishes." Although this statement is about being positive, it's also about framing. What you focus on determines your outcome. This can be especially true in negotiating. So take a stroll with us, as we explore the structure, pros and cons, and use of this very helpful technique.  Click here to log in and watch this course...

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The Robinson Report - It's Not JUST Radio
By: Kevin Robinson
Robinson Media

"Social Media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to the community" - Simon Mainwaring

As with - Radio.  Read more here...

Make it Memorable
By: Dick Taylor,  
CRMC/CDMC, Dick Taylor Blog

I recently just returned from my first real vacation in many years. I joined some of the members of my high school class for an 8-day Caribbean Cruise.  We sailed aboard Carnival's Splendor and it was wonderful.  Read more here...
How to Add a Cover Video to Your Radio Station's Facebook Page
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Stratagies

This Spring, Facebook began experimenting with allowing users to add a cover video to their Facebook business pages. The feature is now available to all pages. To see an example, check out the Jacobs Media Facebook page.   Read more here...

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Michigan Radio recognized by National Association of Black Journalists
Michigan Radio's Lester Graham was honored August 12 by the  the  National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
Graham received  an NABJ "Salute to Excellence Award" in the Radio Documentary: Top 15 Markets category for " Separate and Unequal."   Read more here...

Tom Szczepanski named as Detroit Public Television's Chief Operating Officer
Detroit Public Television President and CEO Rich Homberg announced August 14 that Tom  Szczepanski will begin as DPTV's Chief Operating Officer on September 18. 
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