Issue #73   August 31 , 2017 | View online
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Top of the News:

* WXYZ and WMYD Take Action for Texas 
* FCC Still Accepting EAS Form One
Complaints Filed Against TV Stations for Public File   Violations on Political Issue Ads

Paul Jacobs Elected as 2017-2018 MAB Foundation   Chair

All this and more below
WXYZ and WMYD Take Action for Texas
In the midst of the unprecedented destruction from Hurricane Harvey, WXYZ-TV and WMYD-TV in Detroit have taken action for Texas with a multi-platform relief effort that includes a special volunteer phone bank to assist in this time of great need.  Read more here...

TEGNA Launches 'Texas Cares' Initiative to Raise Money for Hurricane Harvey Victims
On August 28, TEGNA Inc. launched
Texas Cares, an initiative to support those in need following Hurricane Harvey. TEGNA-owned WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) is participating in the effort.  Read more here...

Broadcasters Foundation Expediting Emergency Grants for Texas Broadcasters 
As local Radio and TV stations across Texas mobilize their communities to help their fellow Texans hurt by Hurricane Harvey, the Broadcasters Foundation of America is expediting $1,000 grants for individual broadcasters personally harmed by the record devastation wreaked by the storm.  Read more here...

Is your station or company doing something to help the hurricane victims in Texas?  Let us know about it! Email


See Photos From Last Week's 
MAB Advocacy Conference and Awards Banquet 

SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendar now for the 2018 Advocacy Conference and Awards Banquet! Join us August 13-14 at Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel as we kickoff the MAB's 70th anniversary celebration. 

FCC Still Accepting EAS Form One
Radio World reports that the FCC has extended the deadline for broadcasters to file ETRS Form One due to Hurricane Harvey.  Read more here...

Are You Ready for the National EAS Test?
To help broadcasters better prepare for the September 27, 2017 National Periodic Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), here is a list of issues that occurred during the 2016 national test that EAS participants might want to check:   Read more here... 

Complaints Filed Against TV Stations for Public File Violations on Political Issue Ads
By: David Oxenford 
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Last week, the Campaign Legal Center and Issue One, two political "watchdog" organizations, filed FCC complaints against two Georgia TV stations, alleging violations of the rules that govern the documents that need to be placed into a station's public inspection file regarding political "issue advertising" Read more here... 

State/Legistlative Update

A Big Thank You to our PAC Supporters
The MAB Political Action Committee (MAB PAC) Board of Directors would like to thank all the members who attended our annual PAC fundraiser on August 21 at Crystal Mountain Resort.  Read more here...

Federal/Congressional Update

NAB Continues Push Back Against White Spaces Proposal
According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) continues its opposition to Microsoft's white spaces proposal. Read more here...

Hilary Golston Joins WJBK-TV
Detroit native Hilary Golston will be joining WJBK-TV (Detroit) as a reporter beginning September 5.  Read more here...

Mark Thomas Appointed Alpha Media Market Manager
Alpha Media has announced that Mark Thomas will join the company as Market Manager in Saginaw. The company owns WSGW-AM/FM, WTLZ-FM, WGER-FM, and WCEN-FM.   Read more here...

Beasley Detroit Market Manager Mac Edwards Named Company's Market Manager of the Year
At ceremonies on August 25, Beasley Media Group has announced its 2017 Operating Achievement Awards Winners.  Read more here...
EMU's 'All E Show' Returns to WTKA
WTKA-AM (Ann Arbor) will once again air Eastern Michigan University's All E Show this season.  The program is a weekly 30-minute football coaches' show hosted by EMU Associate Athletic Director Greg Steiner.  Read more here...

FCC Watch: Two Michigan Stations Surrender Licenses
Here's the latest Michigan-related FCC broadcast filings.  Read more here...

Detroit Stations Team Up for Operation Backpack
During the week of August 21, WJBK-TV, WNIC-FM, and WKQI-FM teamed up with Kroger Food Stores to collect new backpacks and school supplies for children in need in the Detroit community Read more here...

WKHM-FM & Baker College to Host Community Job Fair
Jackson Radio Works' WKHM-FM (Jackson)(K-105.3) has teamed up with Baker College to host a job fair on September 12. Read more here...
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The Robinson Report: 
Let's Eat An Egg
By: Kevin Robinson
Robinson Media

Innovation is a lonely place.  Usually an 'ah-a' moment experienced alone.   Read more here...

3 Disruptive Ways Generation Z Will Transform the Workplace
By: Ryan Jenkins
Next Generation Speaker , 

Generation Z promises to bring even more unique traits to the modern workforce. Here's what executives can expect of the next emerging generation at work.   Read more here...
Submit Your Radio Station's Podcast to These 6 Directories
By: Seth Resler
Jacobs Media Stratagies

I spent this week surrounded by thousands of podcasters at the Podcast Movement conference in Anaheim.   Read more here...
Paul Jacobs Elected as 2017-2018 MAB Foundation Chair
The MAB Foundation Board of Directors elected Paul Jacobs (pictured right), VP/General Manger for Jacobs Media and President of jacAPPS, as its next Chair during its annual meeting at Crystal Mountain Resort on August 22. Pam Manor, Business Manager at WNEM-TV in Saginaw, was named Vice Chair/Chair-Elect and Jennifer Williams (pictured left), Director of Interactive Marketing for Beasley Media Group, is now the Immediate Past Chair. Click here to see a complete listing of MAB Foundation Board members. 

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WEMU's Linda Yohn Wins National Jazz Presenter Of The Year Award
Linda Yohn, Music Director for WEMU-FM (Ypsilanti)  was named 2017 National Jazz Presenter of the Year by JazzWeek magazine at their annual summit in San Jose, CA, on August 10 .   Read more here...

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